Just for reference and light reading
, I printed a recent (Aug 06) revision of the state AG's guide to NC firearms laws - available here:
While lightly paging through it this morning, I happened across the following paragraph. The last two sentences raised my eyebrows, since they appear to pertain to open carry. I personally cannot understand how a visible, securely holstered handgun on a person otherwise conducting themselves in a non-threatening fashion could be construed as being "armed for the purpose of terrifying others". Yet - gotta wonder what exactly Atty. Gen. Cooper is trying to tell us, and perhaps more importantly, on what basis he's doing so:
6. GOING ARMED TO THE TERROR OF THE PEOPLE
By common law in North Carolina, it is unlawful for a person to arm himself with any unusual and dangerous weapons, for the purpose of terrifying others, and go about on public highways in a manner to cause terror to others. The N.C. Supreme Court has said that any gun is an unusual and dangerous weapon for the purpose of this offense. Therefore persons are cautioned as to the areas they frequent with firearms.