Category: Weapons Charges

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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Guns are a hot topic right now. With numerous school shootings, police shootings, and even terrorist acts threatening gun policies, it’s more important then ever to know and understand gun laws and your rights regarding guns in North Carolina.

Protecting the Second Amendment and the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms” is at the heart of this issue. And under section 30 of our state constitution, North Carolina also protects North Carolinians’ right to bear arms.

But just because you have that right doesn’t mean you always have that right. [...]