actually.. you CAN carry and buy beer you just can not consume it while in posession of a weapon..
Dreamer.. back me up
Oh no, now I'm being seen as some sort of "authority figure"... I need to cut down my posting frequency... :shock:
But yes, I will completely back you up on this one. There is no statute prohibiting you from purchasing or possessing alcohol while carrying. I do it several times a month. I've bought beer and wine, while OCing in numerous stores.
You can't buy liquor while OCing though--but not because there is a law against it. It's just that all the ABC stores are "posted", and you can't carry in ANY mode in an ABC store. When I need to replenish the liquor cabinet, I leave my firearm in a lockbox in the vehicle before I go into the store...
But you are right. There are no NC statutes prohibiting purchasing or possessing beer, wine, or liquor when you are carrying--OC or CC.
You just can't CONSUME while carrying in NC.
But if you're out shopping in your car, you've got no business drinking anyway, carrying or not...