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    I have seen this topic discussed elsewhere, but generally it has been in reference to other states.

    I wear my pistol on my right hip, so when I sit in the car the pistol will be mostly obscured by my body if I am approached at the drivers window. Is this ok? or will it be considered concealed carry?

    Its my opinion that since I am not making an effort to conceal it and since if I were in a standing position it would be completely visible it will be ok.

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    The officers around me are told open means it must be clearly visible wherever you are. There is no definition in the law though.

    It is basically up to the officer if he/she thinks it is open or concealed. If they think it is concealed you will have to fight it in court.

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    If I were in your shoes, and got pulled over, I would remove my sidearm and holster from my hip and place it atop my dashboard as I was pulling to the side of the road. That way there is no question about whether it is "plainly visible" or "concealed" or whatever else.

    I went and got my CCH Permit last year, so I dont have to worry about that kind of thing, praise Allah.



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    I carry a cheap nylon holster for that reason exactly. For short trips I keep in on my side, for long trips I unholster.



    If I plan on driving a long distance by myself, this is what I do:



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    i love those seats.

    what type of car is that?

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    The Bill Proposal has been posted.

    Go to: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum41/21971.htmlfor the discussion.

    Go to: http://www.ncopc.org/site/2009/campaigns.htmlfor the Bill Proposal.

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    BRobb19 wrote:
    i love those seats.

    what type of car is that?
    They are Konig racing seats that come from the factory in the 04 VW R32.
    I have them in my 03 VW GTI. They are heated awesomeness.

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    Johnston-Wake COPTF wrote:
    The Bill Proposal has been posted.

    Go to: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum41/21971.htmlfor the discussion.

    Go to: http://www.ncopc.org/site/2009/campaigns.htmlfor the Bill Proposal.
    Um, either I am totally missing something or you are, but that Bill Proposal was proposing the legalization of Open Carry in North Carolina.

    There wasn't even anything about alcohol or establishments as such.

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    No offesne, but you must not have read it correctly. This is the link regarding alcohol etc... http://ncopc.org/pdf/Amend_14-269.3.pdf got here and read. The added provision will allow the carry of firearms in an establishment so long as the carrier is not drinking.

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    Johnston-Wake COPTF wrote:
    No offesne, but you must not have read it correctly. This is the link regarding alcohol etc... http://ncopc.org/pdf/Amend_14-269.3.pdf got here and read. The added provision will allow the carry of firearms in an establishment so long as the carrier is not drinking.
    There we go! That's an entirely different link than the first one that you gave.

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    That link is located on the link I gave you originally. All amendments are located at http://ncopc.org/site/2009/campaigns.html. They are located at the bottom of the page. Each link brings you to an individual amendment (as they are required to be for submission to the State Senate).

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    Hey Fellas

    Got a question.

    I am travelling to NC for a wedding.

    Is open carry at all allowed in NC ?????

    Or should i just stick to conceal carry ????

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    OC is legal, so you can carry as you like.

    If they are serving alcohol atthe reception, then you can't carry (if you are going).

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    JDriver1.8t wrote:
    OC is legal, so you can carry as you like.

    If they are serving alcohol atthe reception, then you can't carry (if you are going).
    If they are SELLING alcohol for purposes of consumption at the reception, then you can't carry.

    If the reception is at a private location, where previously-purchased alcohol is being consumed, but not sold, then you can carry, unless the location is off-limits for some other reason.

    e.g. the reception is at a restaurant, and the restaurant sells alcohol for consumption, then you can't carry - even if the wedding party has rented the entire restaurant out, and doesn't serve alcohol.

    e.g. the reception is at the home of the parents of the bride, and they're serving alcohol, then you're fine.

    e.g. the reception is on the grounds of a private school, with previously-purchased alcohol being served. Even though the mere presence of alcohol won't prohibit you from carrying, you still can't carry because it's on school grounds.

    Note that you can't CONCEAL carry while you have any alcohol in your bloodstream, but there is not currently a legal prohibition for open carrying while drinking or intoxicated (unless, as mentioned, you're at a location that sells alcohol for consumption on the premises).


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    Much appreciated Farenheit.

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