Carrying to Church.

Carrying to Church.

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    Carrying to Church.

    Is it legal to carry to church if the church shares a parking lot with a school as well as standing within 500 feet of that school? Does it matter that the school is un-occupied, (Saturday/Sunday)? State of North Carolina, for the record.


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    My reference for NC is from December 2007. It states "property owned, leased or used" by a school board or directors "for the administration of any school". There is no provision mentioned for proximity around the school.
    If the school or district owns or leases it, you're probably 'out of bounds' there when armed. If they have an 'agreement' for use it is iffy. Be very discreet.
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    This may sound bad, but I would be looking for a new church that meets elsewhere.. Being defenseless at church is just crazy,. WAY to many nuts out there..

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    In NC there is no time when school property is not off limits for concealed carry. It isn't limited to just the time when school is in session. Distance isn't an issue for concealed carry in regards to school property.

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    Others have commented on NC statutes, which I am not qualified to do.

    The church shares a parking lot with the school? Is parking on the street and approaching the church from the away-from-the-school direction a possibility? It seems to me that, if you are never in the parking lot and stay on the church's property, you've never entered the school grounds.
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    Thumbs down ...

    Quote Originally Posted by TucAzRider View Post
    This may sound bad, but I would be looking for a new church that meets elsewhere.. Being defenseless at church is just crazy,. WAY to many nuts out there..
    can't legally church carry in Ark...
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    Virginia doesn't trust us to carry at church either..."without good reason" whatever that may mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanW View Post
    can't legally church carry in Ark...
    Even with the Pastor's permission?? From what I've read, even in states that don't allow, you can with permission from your pastor,. (don't quote me)

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    Wow, this is one of the FEW times I'm glad I'm in CA. Not only can we carry in church, but a CCW also allow carry at schools. Both are such soft targets that could use a little hardening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritepath View Post
    Virginia doesn't trust us to carry at church either..."without good reason" whatever that may mean.
    People being shot in churches is a good reason.
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    Some CA CCW have restrictions for schools...

    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Not only can we carry in church, but a CCW also allow carry at schools.
    Not all CA CCW can carry at schools. My CCW is in CA and says:

    "Restrictions (if any) NEVER CARRY A WEAPON ON TO ANY SCHOOL CAMPUS OR SCHOOL PROPERTY"

    Their CAPS not mine.

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    I carry in church and I haven't bothered to ask permission. If the school is in the same parking lot as the church, I would continue to carry if school wasn't in session. I simply don't worry about splitting hairs over a "mother may I" legal nuance. If I have to use my gun and end up in trouble (very unlikely), then so be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Wow, this is one of the FEW times I'm glad I'm in CA. Not only can we carry in church, but a CCW also allow carry at schools. Both are such soft targets that could use a little hardening.
    Sidebar: Dang, you very lucky to be able to have a California CCW. Heck, I use to be a LEO in San Diego County in the seventies (yes, I'm old). Haven't been able to get a permit over there ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Wow, this is one of the FEW times I'm glad I'm in CA. Not only can we carry in church, but a CCW also allow carry at schools. Both are such soft targets that could use a little hardening.
    You know why the rules are that way in CA? It's because there are only 3 people who have been granted a CCW!
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    Move to MN and you won't have to worry about that anymore. We are blissfully free of that sort of nonsense.

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