Concealed handgun carry without a permit: Raleigh legislators file House Bill 69 | News & ObserverLawmakers want to allow handgun concealed carry without permit
Ten North Carolina Republican legislators want handgun owners to be able to carry their weapons concealed without a permit.
House Bill 69, the “Constitution Carry Act,” would remove the concealed-carry permit requirement for handguns, but not for larger firearms.
A handgun is defined by the bill as “a firearm that has a short stock and is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand.” Any U.S. citizen 18 years or older would be able to carry a concealed handgun under the proposed legislation unless otherwise disallowed by state or federal law.
It also would be illegal to concealed carry a handgun in: any place where alcoholic drinks are sold and consumed and where firearms are not allowed; on the premises of the State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion or Western Residence of the governor; in courthouses; at picket lines and certain demonstrations; and some other areas.
This is only if the establishment is posted.