edstephan wrote:Hello All
I’ll be coming down to Hickory NC for work this week from Pa. How is the OC on North Carolina?
I plan to OC on my off work hours. I can’t carry on company time due to the no firearms policy.
What are the areas you can’t carry in? “Where alcohol is sold and consumed” Does this include restaurants that serve alcohol? I will not be consuming any alcohol.
I know Pennsylvania has Firearm Reciprocity with North Carolina
Are there any other restrictions for OC?
This disturbs me though.“By common law in North Carolina, it is unlawful for a person to arm himself/herself with any unusual and dangerous weapon, 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 states that any gun is an unusual and dangerous weapon for purposes of this offense. Therefore, persons are cautioned as to the areas they frequent with firearms.”
First, let me tell you that the pdf you cited is largely the AG's opinion, especially the part you quoted.
As for Going Armed to the Terror of the Public
Yes, a firearm is an "unusual and dangerous weapon."
NO, simply carrying a gun in a holster is not sufficient to be convicted of this.
Here is the list of restrictions (both OC and CC) (and yes, a restaurant that sells beer is off-limits for carrying, OC or CC)
COMPLETE BAN ON CARRYING A FIREARM
ANY EDUCATION PROPERTY – A CLASS 1 FELONY
This includes: school buildings, school bus, campus, grounds, recreational area, athletic fields or any property owned, used, or operated by any board of education of school board of trustees… This includes public and private schools, but NOT Home Schools (NC GS 14‑269.2.)
Assemblies and establishments where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed (NC GS 14‑269.3)
State Capitol Building (and Grounds) NC GS 14‑269.4.
Executive Mansion (and Grounds) NC GS 14‑269.4.
Western Residence of the Governor (and Grounds) NC GS 14‑269.4.
Any of the General Court of Justice (If a court is housed in a building containing nonpublic uses in addition to the court, then this prohibition shall apply only to that portion of the building used for court purposes while the building is being used for court purposes) NC GS 14‑269.4.
Parades NC GS 14‑277.2.
Funeral processions NC GS 14‑277.2.
Picket lines NC GS 14‑277.2.
Demonstration on private health care facility or on any public place owned or under the control of any state or local government NC GS 14‑277.2.
During any Declared State of Emergency or in the immediate vicinity of a riot (off of one’s own premises. NC GS 14-288.7
Concealed ban: (violation is a Class 2 Misdemeanor)
All of the above, plus:
Law enforcement or correctional facilities, NC GS 14‑415.11(c)
Buildings housing only State or federal offices, NC GS 14‑415.11(c)
Offices of the State or federal government that is not located in a building exclusively occupied by the State or federal government, NC GS 14‑415.11(c)
Financial institutions NC GS 14‑415.11(c)
Any other premises where notice that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited by the posting of a conspicuous notice or statement by the person in legal possession or control of the premises (except state‑owned rest areas or state‑owned rest stops along the highways) NC GS 14‑415.11(c)
While consuming or under the influence of alcohol (at any level) or controlled substance unless lawfully obtained and taken as prescribed NC GS 14‑415.11(c)
Without concealed carry permit and a government issued photo ID in their possession (this is a infraction for the first offense, resulting in a fine. In lieu of a fine, permitee may surrender his permit) NC GS 14‑415.11.