You're on the right track, here. It's already been pretty much cleared up that, in North Carolina, having a concealed weapon in a financial institution is illegal, and your permit doesn't help you. However, having an OPENLY carried weapon IS NOT illegal. I have tested this multiple times, doing my business in a bank with a full-sized side arm (even went into an office and applied for a loan lol). Actually, I was questioned by a customer oncein the middle of the line one day about why in the world I had a gun ina bank...after telling him, politely, that I was within my rights and the law, he shut up and nothing else was said.My personal opinion is that "not authorized" means that you are not empowered by this permit to override any state law, local ordinance or even any regulation or private property rights, and "not authorized" does not mean prohibited.
This same theory also applies to the "no weapons/concealed weapons/whatever" signs on properties. A concealed permit does not authorize you to carry there, meaning that if the owner of the property wishes you to leave because of your weapon, you must, otherwise you will be trespassing. Since these properties are otherwise private, however, there is nothing illegal about carrying a weapon there. The end result here is that you can legally carry any way you'd like, but if you are asked to leave, you must. I have tested these waters as well, by purposefully openly carrying in establishments where a "No Concealed Weapons" sign was posted. The end results were mixed...some didn't care, some did. Bottom line: If there's a sign on private property, but you're otherwise legally carrying, you're not breaking the law by carrying there, you're only violating the owner's policy.
As far as the other areas you referenced, like the alcohol related ones, I'll have to take a closer look. It was my impression that the two situations I just mentioned were the only not authorized vs. unlawful ones.
As a whole, NC's laws on weapons, hand guns, and the like are mostlyconfusing, sometimes redundant, often unnecessary, and always unconstitutional. I'm personally getting fed up with having to constantly leave it in the car, then re-holster, then go concealed, then leave it in the car again, then put it back on my belt...all on one 4 hour fishing trip.
Janus...try to clear up your ideas a little bit...I got lost when you started comparing numbers lol....and we'll see what we can come up with. There are many other members on this forum with more legal knowledge than myself who should have some solid answers to offer.
Oh yeah, btw, I am not a lawyer, lol.