I was just chatting with my friend and co-worker about all things guns, and we were discussing carry in general and OC in particular. Our discussion and my subsequent research has brought up two questions, and I would appreciate any input on either one.
NC law prohibits (at least) concealed carry in financial institutions:
§ 14‑415.11. (c) A permit does not authorize a person to carry a concealed handgun in ... a financial institution ...
NC's statute search engine is a bit less user-friendly than VA's LIS system, but in the last two hours of searching, I can find no law prohibiting OC in a bank or other financial instution. This is in contrast to the blanket prohibition that exists for "educational property" and places that serve alcohol. If no such law exists, it would seem that OC is the only option - like VA and restaurants that serve alcohol. Can anyone provide any information on this?
Now to the original question: What about bank branches inside Wal-Mart? Does that make the entire store off limits to carry, just the area surrounding the bank branch (although there is no defined area for the bank in most cases), or does the law only restrict those who are there to do business with the bank?