It is a old Jim Crow law meant to give the sheriff an ability to keep blacks from owning a gun.There is no gun registry in NC but you do need a permit to purchase a handgun from your local Sheriff OR you can use your CCWP as a purchase permit. Yeah, I don't get that either, but there you go.
North Carolina is not awful, but it is one of the less gun friendly states in the south. There are a lot of places that are off limits to CC. On the whole, Virginia is much more gun friendly and has a much shorter list of prohibited places. NC permits are valid in a lot more states than VA permits though.Sounds mostly like FL laws with big exception to must inform and banks not allowed.
What about state parks? It's OK here to carry in a state park- is NC ok with that?
It's not a choice to move- simply cannot find jobs here...at all.
I'd be staying with my Father in Edenton, NC and from there- not sure. Seems like he lives in an area I'd want CCW.
I may end up in Virgina.
Wherever I can find a full time job first.
I don't really understand this one--I can't carry into movie theaters!No carry anyplace you have to pay an admission fee. (Think I've got that one right.)
There are some spots (banks) where you can OC but not CC. I've only seen one "no carry" sign and it was at a jewelry store. No carry at all in hospitals, places where alcohols is bought and consumed, school, government buildings, etc. NC is a must inform state, but honestly I think most LEOs are pretty cool about it here. There is no gun registry in NC but you do need a permit to purchase a handgun from your local Sheriff OR you can use your CCWP as a purchase permit. Yeah, I don't get that either, but there you go.
Well, early WELCOME if you do decide to move here! What area are you looking at?
As to the admission, yup, no movie theaters, waterparks, tourist attractions, any place that charges for admission is off limits for concealed carry.I don't really understand this one--I can't carry into movie theaters!
Bunny, where is the one about hospitals? I've not seen that one anywhere, though the hospital I'm going to be working in a lot soon does have it posted for no carry.