I asked my LGS what happens to the papers that involve a new gun sale in NC. He said he keeps them, never sends them out. So, other than the sherrif's office knowing that I have permits to buy handguns, the gov't doesn't know what, or IF, I have a gun. It would take a lot of effort to track down the paperwork for all the new and used guns I have. So, in effect, noone, not even my LGS really knows what I have in terms of firearms. And, so, I don't have a CCW permit in NC. I may CC, or, I may not-- the gov't doesn't know--neither do you guys and girls. If I get caught, or not, I can handle a misdemeanor, because I am squeaky clean. And, yes, I do know the laws in NC concerning carrying. And, no, I am not a hero. I am just a citizen, trying to make me and mine safer w/o the gov't's help.