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    Can I bring my pistol to a relative's house in NC?

    Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to read this.

    I'm a CT resident and have a Connecticut CCW permit. I'm going with my girlfriend to visit her parents that live in North Carolina. Her dad (retired LEO, big gun person) said we should bring our pistols to go shooting with him (Glock 19 and 26).

    Can I, assuming it's locked in the trunk in a safe, etc, bring the gun into NC while visiting for a few days. I know I can't conceal it in NC, but can I bring it at all?

    I'll be applying for a FL permit (so I can ccw in NC without issue), but we are taking the trip before that can happen (90 day wait).

    We would be keeping the pistols in the house, and only going from the house to the range.

    Thanks!

    (by the way, I did spend a lot of time reading up in the laws. I just couldn't find any info on bringing a pistol into NC. Everything I read was only in relation to CCW, not storage and range trips)

    Edit: We'd be driving from CT to NC.
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    Tried to post this last night but I think the site went down for a bit. Follow this link and it will give you what each state requires to transport through their state.

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/USRVCarCarry.pdf

    Have a great trip and be safe.
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    (by the way, I did spend a lot of time reading up in the laws. I just couldn't find any info on bringing a pistol into NC. Everything I read was only in relation to CCW, not storage and range trips) quote

    you won't find anything because it is not against the law in NC. laws are written to make things illegal, not legal.

    you are good to go in NC. NC is an open carry state, so don't conceal without a permit. getting here through other states is a different story, check their laws, but you should be covered under federal transport laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p85 View Post

    you are good to go in NC. NC is an open carry state, so don't conceal without a permit. getting here through other states is a different story, check their laws, but you should be covered under federal transport laws.

    Thanks for the reply. That's the conclusion I came to.

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    If you have a holster just put it on your hip and your good to go.

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    You are good to go here, getting here is the fun. Going through NY and NJ are were you have to watch out. I would lock it in a safe with a combination lock then pack it in the bottom of my suitcase and lock it in the trunk till I hit the VA line.

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    Without a CHP you are suppose to keep it in plain sight when in a vehicle, however the majority of the LEOs I spoke to when asked about traveling with a gun in the truck said that more than likely you would not be charged with CCW since it is not accessible to any one in the car, but that it is possible to be charged if they wanted to purse it. So you best be while traveling is on the seat, dash, ect somewhere in plain sight.

    North Carolina is a open carry state. Anyone who may legally posses a handgun may carry it in plain sight. Unfortunately our state does not give reposity to your states CHP's so OC is about your only option.

    But if your girlfriends father is a LEO in the state, why dont you get his advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sc0tt View Post
    but that it is possible to be charged if they wanted to purse it.
    No, it's not. And that's why you don't ask LEO's about laws. lol Convince a magistrate that in the trunk is about the person.

    14‑269. Carrying concealed weapons.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person willfully and intentionally to carry concealed about his person any bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung shot, loaded cane, metallic knuckles, razor, shurikin, stun gun, or other deadly weapon of like kind, except when the person is on the person's own premises.


    Therefore, the central question becomes: when is the weapon concealed and readily accessible to an occupant of an automobile? Obviously, a weapon would be concealed and readily accessible, and therefore in violation of North Carolina law, if it were placed in such areas of a vehicle as under the seat of the automobile; in a bag in the back seat; or in some other manner is covered or hidden within the easy reach of an occupant of the vehicle.

    From here, and worth a look for the OP.

    http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/32344299...-gun-Laws.aspx

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    Also watch out when passing through the People's Republic of Maryland. They're about as bad as NJ.

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    And be careful not to get lost and end up in DC. Having a gun anywhere in your car is illegal.
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    No, it's not. And that's why you don't ask LEO's about laws. lol Convince a magistrate that in the trunk is about the person.
    I did not say you would be convicted of it but I have had several friends Charged with GATTP who were peacefully carrying just becuase someone complained and CCW for having a gun in the trunk. The police can charge you with anything, wither it sticks in court is a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    No, it's not. And that's why you don't ask LEO's about laws. lol Convince a magistrate that in the trunk is about the person.

    14‑269. Carrying concealed weapons.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person willfully and intentionally to carry concealed about his person any bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung shot, loaded cane, metallic knuckles, razor, shurikin, stun gun, or other deadly weapon of like kind, except when the person is on the person's own premises.


    Therefore, the central question becomes: when is the weapon concealed and readily accessible to an occupant of an automobile? Obviously, a weapon would be concealed and readily accessible, and therefore in violation of North Carolina law, if it were placed in such areas of a vehicle as under the seat of the automobile; in a bag in the back seat; or in some other manner is covered or hidden within the easy reach of an occupant of the vehicle.

    From here, and worth a look for the OP.

    http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/32344299...-gun-Laws.aspx
    Also, http://tinyurl.com/3owodzo and http://tinyurl.com/3rluurx

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    If you take the smart route and go into PA, VA, WV and then NC, you should be able to carry, probably even openly every step of the way except the 30 or so miles through MD.

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