Reciprocity between states and age to obtain a permit. Help!!!

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    Reciprocity between states and age to obtain a permit. Help!!!

    Hi I'm new to the forum and I couldn't find an answer to this question on here. Im 19 and live in Indiana where I have a license to carry a handgun. I plan on traveling to North Carolina over spring break. NC recognizes my states permit however, you must be 21 to obtain a permit in North Carolina. Does this make my permit void?

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    According to Handgunlaw.us it states that they honor all other states permits,it does not state that you must be 21 to carry there,even tho you need to be 21 to get a NC license,you can transport a handgun at 18 yoa.I would say you are good to go
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    Thanks I was worried because the NC law says obey all firearms laws of NC and not your home state. Thanks again for clearing this up for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier17 View Post
    Thanks I was worried because the NC law says obey all firearms laws of NC and not your home state. Thanks again for clearing this up for me.
    Thats my take on it,but somebody from NC will soon post that has a far better knowledge of their laws than I do
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    I don't know the answer to your question, but I do kknow the answer to this question. If you get legal advice from an internet gun forum and it is wrong, who goes to jail - you or the guy who gave you the advice? The answer is: Y _ _

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    DO NOT TAKE LEGAL ADVICE FROM FOLKS ON A GUN FORUM! WE ARE NOT LAWYERS WITH YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HAND. Many of us know more than the average bear but the first answer you get on a forum may well land you in jail. (no offense Dukalmighty) Seek legal counsel so IF a problem arises you will have representation ready if/when you go to jail.

    1: Call a lawyer that specializes in second amendment law.
    2: Email the NC state police with your question and keep a printout of their answer with you at all times while int he state. Having it in writing may save your ass.

    Hope this helps.
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    As the saying goes: "Legal advice given on the Internet is worth exactly what you pay for it."

    My suggestion: Contact a NC Sheriff's Department, or the NC Attorney General's office to ask your question. Either that, or a NC 2A attorney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 357and40 View Post
    DO NOT TAKE LEGAL ADVICE FROM FOLKS ON A GUN FORUM! WE ARE NOT LAWYERS WITH YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HAND. Many of us know more than the average bear but the first answer you get on a forum may well land you in jail. (no offense Dukalmighty) Seek legal counsel so IF a problem arises you will have representation ready if/when you go to jail.


    2: Email the NC state police with your question and keep a printout of their answer with you at all times while int he state. Having it in writing may save your ass.
    This!! ^^^^^

    And remember usually reciprocity agreement states that you must obey the laws of the State you are carrying in, not your home state. If NC requires their residents to be 21 I'm guessing you will be out of luck when you hear back from the NC authorities. Also if you carry underage and get caught, you could end up barred from carrying in any State.
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    Always been my understanding that even if another state recognizes your permit, you still have to go by their rules. Certainly worth a talk with a NC lawyer IMO.


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    When it comes to me wanting to know a law,i also want to see it in writing,not by word of mouth..

    Taking someone's word on something isn't good enough.Ask someone who is in the legal field and can show you where this law is and explain it.

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    http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedL..._14-415.24.pdf

    This is self-explanatory. Don't read things into it that aren't there.

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    No legal advice here, but the conditions of any permit reciprocity is you must honor the CC laws of that state. While NC honor permits issued by other states, NC also says you must be 21 to CC. To me that's cut and dried, yours will not be honored, but--contact a NC lawyer versed in firearm law or the state AG with you specific question.
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    Called the AG office this morning. The woman who answered the phone couldn't answer my question but said she would get back to me with an answer. I'll be sure to post her response on here. Thanks guys for all the input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    No legal advice here, but the conditions of any permit reciprocity is you must honor the CC laws of that state. While NC honor permits issued by other states, NC also says you must be 21 to CC. To me that's cut and dried, yours will not be honored, but--contact a NC lawyer versed in firearm law or the state AG with you specific question.
    NC law does not say that you must be age 21 to CC. It says you must be age 21 to be issued a NC carry permit. Two very different things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longstreet View Post
    NC law does not say that you must be age 21 to CC. It says you must be age 21 to be issued a NC carry permit. Two very different things.
    Which is why I said no legal advice and to check with authorities versed in NC CC law. Either or both of us could be wrong, depending on the situation. Likewise FL doesn't issue CWFLs to under 18 (military being the exception) but an 18 year old can conceal a loaded firearm inside a private conveyance.
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