This does not ban open carry. If you made a threat and the police found you with a weapon, you would be guilty of this crime. It is frequently abused law by Law enforcement officers. I would know, I'm pushing $5000 on my legal defense so far... pigs.By common law in North Carolina, it is unlawful for a person to arm himseWherself
with any unusual and dangerous weapon, for the purpose of terrifying others, and go about
on public highways in a marmer to cause terror to others. The N.C. Supreme Court states
that any gun is an unusual and dangerous weapon for purposes of this offense. Therefore,
persons are cautioned as to the areas they frequent with firearms.
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