Can I obtain a concealed carry permit?
The applicant qualifies under the following criteria according to N.C.G.S 14-415.12.
1. The applicant is a citizen of the United States and has been a residence of the State of North Carolina 30 days or longer immediately preceding the filing of the concealed carry application.
2. applicant has successfully completed a Concealed Carry training course that has been approved by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, and whose instructor is certified by this same
3. The applicant is eligible to own or possess or receive a firearm under the provisions of state and federal law.
4. The applicant is not under indictment or against whom a finding of probable cause exist for a felony.
5. The applicant has not been adjudicated guilty of a felony.
6. The applicant is not a fugitive from justice.
7. The applicant is not an unlawful user, or addicted to marijuana, alcohol or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance as defined in 21 U.S.C. 802.
8. The applicant is not currently or has been previously adjudicated by a court or administratively determined by a governmental agency whose decisions are subject to judicial review to be, lacking mental capacity or mentally ill. Consultative services or outpatient treatment alone shall not disqualify an applicant.
9. The applicant has not been discharged from the armed forces under less than honorable conditions.
Acceptable: Honorable, General, Entry Level Separation
Not Acceptable: Not eligible for CCH
Under Other Than Honorable, Bad Conduct Discharge, Dishonorable Discharge/Dismissal
10. The applicant has not been adjudicated guilty of, nor received a prayer for Judgment Continued, or suspended sentence for offenses constituting a misdemeanor under the following specific statutes, or any other crime of violence:
-Harassment of, and unauthorized communication with jurors NSGS 14-225.2
-Violation of court orders NCGS 14-226.1
-Furnishing poison, controlled substances, deadly weapons, cartridges, ammunition or alcoholic beverages to inmates of charitable, mental or penal institutions, or local confinement facilities NCGS 14-258.1
-Carrying weapons on campus or other educational property NCGS 14-269.2
-Carrying weapons into assemblies and establishments -where alcoholic beverages are sold and/or consumed
-Carry weapons on state property and courthouses NCGS 14-269.4
-Possession and / or sale of spring loaded projectile knives NCGS 14-269.6
-Impersonation of a firemen or emergency medical service personnel NCGS 14-276.1
-Impersonation of a law enforcement or other public officer NCGS 14-277
-Communicating threats NCGS 14-277.1
-Carry weapons at parades and other public gatherings NCGS 14-277.2
-Stalking NCGS 14-277.3
-Throwing or dropping objects at sporting events NCGS 14-281.1
-Exploding dynamite cartridges and/or bombs NCGS 14-283
-Rioting and inciting to riot NCGS 14-288.2
-Fighting or conduct creating the threat of imminent fighting or other violence NCGS 14-288.4(a)(1)
-Making or using any utterance, gesture, display or abusive language which is intended
and plainly likely to provoke violent retaliation, and thereby create a breach of peace NCGS 14-288.4(a)(2)
-Looting and trespassing during an emergency NCGS 14-288.6
-Assault on emergency personnel NCGS 14-288.9
-Violations of city State of Emergency Ordinances NCGS 14-288.12
-Violations of county State of Emergency Ordinances NCGS 14-288.13
-Violations of State of Emergency Ordinances NCGS 14-288.14
-Child abuse NCGS 14-318.2
-Violations of the standards for carrying a concealed weapon NCGS 14-415.21(b)
-Misrepresentation on certification of qualified retired law enforcement officers NCGS 14-415.26
-Any crime of violence found in Chapter 14, Article 8 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
“If any person shall incite, set on foot, assist or engage in a rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the State of North Carolina or the laws thereof, or shall give aid or comfort thereto, every person so offending in any of the ways aforesaid shall be guilty of a felony, and shall be punished as a Class F felon.”
-The person is not free on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal, or sentencing for a crime which would disqualify him / her from obtaining a concealed handgun permit.
-The applicant has not been convicted of an impaired driving offense under any of the following General Statutes with the three years prior to the date on which the application is submitted:
20-138.1:Impaired driving 20-138.2:Impaired driving in commercial vehicle 20-138.3:Driving by person less than 21 years old after consuming alcohol or drugs
Domestic Violence issues:
A court in any domestic violence protective order can prohibit a party from possessing, purchasing or receiving a firearm for a time fixed in the order. Further, effective September 30, 1996, 18 U.S.C. 921(a) was modified in the “Lautenburg Amendment” to prohibit the possession of firearms and ammunition by anyone convicted of a misdemeanor under federal or state law which has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.