Not sure when/why the dealer would run you in NC unless they do it if your buying a long gun. If you have a PPP from the SO they did the check. If you have a CCW you don't need a PPP, you can go into a dealer fill out the paper work and show your CCW and walk out. And with your CCW your not limited to how many you can buy at one time. So if you buy enough in the 5 years the CCW will pay for it's self.