I thought that anyone who has a concealed carry permit, even when not carrying concealed or any gun at all, has to say so to any police officer that approaches him. This was told to me by an officer in Apex.
"Not quite, but most folks do out of an abundance of caution. FWIW, I would mention it as well, knowing full well I don't have to. A careful reading of the scope of permit shows that you have to inform if CC."
In the Shallotte case, the officer said that "the store" had called them. So I thought thatÂ*was the same as the store not allowing concealed carry. But I'm not sure if a store isÂ*empowered by law to disallow open carry?
"The store is private property, they can and some do. You could have asked the LEO to get the manager and explain to them that OC is legal. Depending on the store, some managers can make policy and some cannot. Big chain stores tend to have set rules and do not like managers deviating from them."