Firearms Laws


Firearms LawsNOTE: The information concerning North Carolina Law is to be considered for reference only. 

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NC CCWNorth Carolina Firearms Laws

Basic firearms and weapons laws of North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Justice
Law Enforcement Liaison Section
Revised January 2013

NC CCWConcealed Carry Law

On December 1, 1995 the North Carolina General Assembly enacted a concealed handgun law that allows qualifying citizens of North Carolina the opportunity to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun.

NC CCWReciprocity

North Carolina law allows residents of other states who have a Concealed Handgun Permit issued by their state to carry concealed handguns in North Carolina if the person's state also grants the same privilege to North Carolinians.

NC CCWH. R. 218 Law Enforcement Officers 
Safety Act of 2004

North Carolina Retired Law Enforcement Officers

NC CCWNorth Carolina General Assembly

Official information on the General Assembly.  Includes phone numbers and email addresses of House and Senate members.

“This class was very informational. I think before citizens are able to purchase a firearm they should be required to take this class. By being in this class I was able to learn my rights as a firearm owning citizen.

The class was perfect, it included an instructional video and there was material available for hands on learning. The instructors were very involved and really cared that you were able to understand the materials covered in the classroom. The instructors used real life scenarios that helped class retain material.”
Rodney Reddick

“This class is a very good class. It help me learn a lot of stuff, like safely. I feel good about this class.”
Shane Howell

“This class is great for the understanding and confidence in using a handgun. The instruction of the class helps you determine when and what you need to do in case any situation arises. As far as things to do better for the class, I would say keep everything the same. All points were explained as needed and were given opportunity to ask and get questions answered.”
Anthony Floyd