Welcome to North Carolina. It may not be Virginia in relation to firearm laws, but it's not terrible. Your right. Durhamdoes havea reputation for being a very rough city. I will not go there unless I am armed and even then I try to stay in the "less bad" areas. I don't see it as being an OC unfriendly area though. Preemption states that all firearm laws must be decided by the state, so therefore they must honor OC just like any other local government. I need to do some Christmas shopping over there in the next few weeks and I was wondering if anyone knew whether Northgate and Southpoint Malls were posted against firearms?