North Carolina's Permit to Purchase Law: The Rumble Seat of Gun Control Laws?
10 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2016 Last revised: 23 Jul 2016
Date Written: April 4, 2016
North Carolina’s permit to purchase law (P2P) law requires permission from the sheriff to purchase a handgun after he has decided the applicant is of “good moral character” and may lawfully possess a pistol. The P2P law is an historical leftover from a different era, adopted for perhaps racist reasons, and to help enforce a restrictive concealed carry statute that is no longer part of North Carolina law.
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