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    Is OC legal for non-residents?

    I'm a resident of Mississippi, but working in NC and have a few questions that I have been researching, but am getting conflicting information.

    1. Is OC legal for non-residents?

    2. Do some cities restrict OC? If so, is there a way to find which cities do?

    3. In my home state OC is well accepted. Is this the case here or will 911 be called when someone sees OC?

    4. What is LEOs response to OC? Are they respectful of OC or do the easily detain?

    Thank you in advance.


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    OC is legal for all, including those from Mississippi. Even if you cannot OC in your home state, you are "good to go" here. In fact, non-citizens may also carry. To find any OC/display restrictions in any particular municipality you need to find their ordinances; most subscribe to Municode. Googe 'ordinances of the city of ______".

    OC is not universally accepted and some idiot may call 911. That does not mean you will get hassled. I have no knowledge of whether anyone has ever made a 911 call on me. I have had ZERO negative experiences with LEOs while armed, even though many of them (of those I know) do not believe in OC.

    The only detention I have witnessed was during a so-called gun buy back. Some plain clothes city police and ATF officers were hassling a guy who was offering to buy from the people lined up to turn them in. The guy kept his cool and prevailed.

    If you carry as shown in your avatar, you will at least get looked at.

    Check the NC flyer sticky.
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    BC, thank you very much for the info, very informative. I carry what you see on my avatar at home. OC is legal without a permit in MS. I get many comments on it at home, always positive. Looks like I will start OC here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NomadMan View Post
    I'm a resident of Mississippi, but working in NC and have a few questions that I have been researching, but am getting conflicting information.

    1. Is OC legal for non-residents?

    2. Do some cities restrict OC? If so, is there a way to find which cities do?

    3. In my home state OC is well accepted. Is this the case here or will 911 be called when someone sees OC?

    4. What is LEOs response to OC? Are they respectful of OC or do the easily detain?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Welcome to the Tarheel state, BC provided you succinct answers to your question(s) above; however being the curious one, specifically from whom are you receiving conflicting information. it is important to discern where misinformation is emanating from so the opportunity exists to possibly education those kind folk about the fact(s), thus eliminating the emotional BS bias(es) from the source.

    additionally, for your reading pleasure ~ http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/32344299...-gun-Laws.aspx ~ the NC AG's 'guide' to our firearm laws, including section III on carry in a vehicle.

    Further, if in the right part of the state at the right time, you are more than welcome to join or set up a lunch or early dinner engagement w/like minded Tarheels. PM if this interests you.

    finally, i will let Walking Wolf weigh in on the applicability of your carry rig shown in your avatar...

    again welcome to the Tarheel state, enjoy your stay OC'g to your heart's contentment.

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    Solus, thanks for the welcome and thank you for the info. The conflicting information is that OC.org lists NC as a gold star state, but I've read several places that OC was legal for residents only.

    As for my rig. Looking forward to hearing wolfs comments. I also have a sig saur p250, which I left at home, but o rarely carry it as I have always been more comfortable with revolvers and my .45 in particular.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bc.cruiser View Post
    OC is legal for all, including those from Mississippi. Even if you cannot OC in your home state, you are "good to go" here. In fact, non-citizens may also carry. To find any OC/display restrictions in any particular municipality you need to find their ordinances; most subscribe to Municode. Googe 'ordinances of the city of ______". ...
    It seems to me that OCDO ought not to consider NC a Gold Star OC state since there can be varying OC/display restrictions depending on the municipality. IOW, NC doesn't have complete preemption is the way I read things.

    http://www.opencarry.org/state-info-n-s/north-carolina/

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    Where will you be? We are having a dinner at Prissy Pollys BBQ in Kernersville on Fri eve at 6pm. You are welcome to join us. BTW, I will also say that OC is legal for non-residents here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NomadMan View Post
    Solus, thanks for the welcome and thank you for the info. The conflicting information is that OC.org lists NC as a gold star state, but I've read several places that OC was legal for residents only.

    As for my rig. Looking forward to hearing wolfs comments. I also have a sig saur p250, which I left at home, but o rarely carry it as I have always been more comfortable with revolvers and my .45 in particular.



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    Howdy, it looks like we both share a love of single action revolvers. I on occasion carry a pair, lately though I have become attached to my GP100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    Howdy, it looks like we both share a love of single action revolvers. I on occasion carry a pair, lately though I have become attached to my GP100.
    Howdy fellow SA fan! A pair? That is unique. Do you have a photo? Would love to see them. I am not familiar with GP100.

    As I've mentioned I live in MS, but working here. Are you anywhere near Southport?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NomadMan View Post
    Howdy fellow SA fan! A pair? That is unique. Do you have a photo? Would love to see them. I am not familiar with GP100.

    As I've mentioned I live in MS, but working here. Are you anywhere near Southport?


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    I will have to make some tomorrow if the camera has enough juice. I had some on site photo album but I guess they disappeared since I have not used them. Do have one of my GP100, though it is a DA revolver.

    I have several that I carry, usually a 1873 4.75 clone, and a 1851 5.5 Navy cart conversion in a crossdraw. I used to carry the 51 conversion with a 51 3 inch C&B avenging angel crossdraw.

    When I met Solus I was carrying the pair of 51's.

    Current carry

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    I will have to make some tomorrow if the camera has enough juice. I had some on site photo album but I guess they disappeared since I have not used them. Do have one of my GP100, though it is a DA revolver.

    I have several that I carry, usually a 1873 4.75 clone, and a 1851 5.5 Navy cart conversion in a crossdraw. I used to carry the 51 conversion with a 51 3 inch C&B avenging angel crossdraw.

    When I met Solus I was carrying the pair of 51's.

    Current carry

    Nice looking revolver. Here is my EDC.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bc.cruiser View Post
    OC is legal for all, including those from Mississippi. Even if you cannot OC in your home state, you are "good to go" here. In fact, non-citizens may also carry. To find any OC/display restrictions in any particular municipality you need to find their ordinances; most subscribe to Municode. Googe 'ordinances of the city of ______".

    OC is not universally accepted and some idiot may call 911. That does not mean you will get hassled. I have no knowledge of whether anyone has ever made a 911 call on me. I have had ZERO negative experiences with LEOs while armed, even though many of them (of those I know) do not believe in OC.

    The only detention I have witnessed was during a so-called gun buy back. Some plain clothes city police and ATF officers were hassling a guy who was offering to buy from the people lined up to turn them in. The guy kept his cool and prevailed.

    If you carry as shown in your avatar, you will at least get looked at.

    Check the NC flyer sticky.
    I did as you suggested and couldn't find any restrictions for Southport, but to be on the safe side I called the police department and talked to a very pleasant Sargent who informed me it was legal. Thank you for your help.


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    OC update:

    After visiting several stores yesterday I found my experience to be pretty much the same as at home in Mississippi. Other than a few double takes there was no reaction except one. As I was leaving the Holiday Inn where I am staying I stopped to talk to the hotel manager who appreciated me carrying and clearly supported my right.


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    the double takes were to verify they saw the purdy gun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    the double takes were to verify they saw the purdy gun...

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    You're probably right. It's not often you see something like this except in the movies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NomadMan View Post
    You're probably right. It's not often you see something like this except in the movies.
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    uh, you're still talking about the gun & rigging...right?

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    Please do not get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am ~ my attitude depends on who you are and how you act.

    Remember always, do not judge someone because they sin differently than you do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    uh, you're still talking about the gun & rigging...right?

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    Of course :-)


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    I have had fear mongers call police in my early days of open carrying, than has passed now. Police here didn't really give me any issue. No illegal searches and seizures and all rights respected and adhered to. The reaction by the public depends on the area/town/county I guess. Catawba is mixed, not that many open carry any arms here.

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