┬ž 14ÔÇĹ402. Sale of certain weapons without permit forbidden.
(a) It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation in this State to sell, give away, or transfer, or to purchase or receive, at any place within this State from any other place within or without the State any pistol or crossbow unless:
(i) a license or permit is first obtained
under this Article by the purchaser or receiver from the sheriff of the county in which the purchaser or receiver resides; or
(ii) a valid North Carolina concealed handgun permit is held
under Article 54B of this Chapter by the purchaser or receiver who must be a resident of the State at the time of the purchase.
It is unlawful for any person or persons to receive from any postmaster, postal clerk, employee in the parcel post department, rural mail carrier, express agent or employee, railroad agent or employee within the State of North Carolina any pistol or crossbow without having in his or their possession and without exhibiting at the time of the delivery of the same and to the person delivering the same the permit from the sheriff as provided in G.S. 14ÔÇĹ403.
Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.
(b) This section does not apply to an antique firearm or an historic edged weapon.
(c) The following definitions apply in this section:
(1) Antique firearm. ÔÇô Defined in G.S. 14ÔÇĹ409.11.
(2) Bolt. ÔÇô A projectile made to be discharged from a crossbow. The bolt differs from an arrow in that the bolt is heavier and shorter than an arrow.
(3) Crossbow. ÔÇô A mechanical device consisting of, but not limited to, strings, cables, and prods transversely mounted on either a shoulder or handÔÇĹheld stock. This device is mechanically held at full or partial draw and released by a trigger or similar mechanism that is incorporated into a stock or handle. When operated, the crossbow discharges a projectile known as a bolt.
(4) Historic edged weapon. ÔÇô Defined in G.S. 14ÔÇĹ409.12. (1919, c. 197, s. 1; C.S., s. 5106; 1923, c. 106; 1947, c. 781; 1959, c. 1073, s. 2; 1971, c. 133, s. 2; 1979, c. 895, ss. 1, 2; 1993, c. 287, s. 1; c. 539, s. 284; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 2004ÔÇĹ183, s. 1; 2004ÔÇĹ203, s. 1.)