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

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Cramer, Clayton E., North Carolina's Permit to Purchase Law: The Rumble Seat of Gun Control Laws? (April 4, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2759091 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2759091

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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