Category: Weapons Charges

North Carolina law reflects federal law when it comes to guns – you have the right to bear arms. That doesn’t mean you can carry a gun or other weapon anywhere you want or any way that you want in this state. 

In fact, North Carolina gun statutes, in some ways, restrict the ability to carry a concealed gun. There are other weapons with restrictions on them as well. The law also outlined the serious consequences that violations can carry. 

Learn more here about the weapons you can and can’t conceal and carry [...]

Protestors are taking to the streets across America, including North Carolina – and some of them are armed.

Protestors have remained peaceful in most places, though some have gotten violent. That’s exactly what happened at a recent Charlotte protest, when 25 people were arrested at a previously peaceful rally.

However, you don’t have to be involved in violent behavior to be arrested at a protest in North Carolina. In fact, because of some laws in our state, one of the things most likely to make you a target of arrest here is [...]

Aggravated assault is no ordinary assault charge. When an assault is “aggravated” it signals something or someone in the case made the incident even more dangerous. Factors will vary from case to case. 

Even as the country is experiencing a downtrend in the rates of aggravated assault, North Carolina has seen an increase in these types of crimes. A government report found that in 2017, violent crimes increased statewide by 2.3%. Murder and rape rates decreased, but aggravated assault rates increased by almost 4%.  

Furthermore, while aggravated assaults are often painted as assault [...]

There are many reasons people like to carry concealed weapons. Some people simply feel safer knowing they have the weapon on them. Others are concerned about specific threats, like mugging or mass shootings. 

Regardless of the reason for having it, everyone needs to follow the law when out and about with a concealed weapon, and there are some important restrictions when it comes to concealed carry in North Carolina. Concealed weapons are never permitted in certain places, for example. 

Understanding when and where concealed carry weapons are permitted can prevent you from being [...]

Gun laws in North Carolina could see some big changes, and it might not be in the way you expect.

The massacre of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub in June became a catalyst for heated gun rights debates throughout the country. Many people were moved to speak to local lawmakers and political leaders about how gun restrictions (or loosening gun restrictions) can prevent another mass shooting. The next day, the North Carolina House of Representatives introduced HB 1148, an amendment that would eliminate the requirement to have a concealed carry permit.

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