North Carolina and Guns

Want to purchase a gun in North Carolina or move into the state with one? The following provides you with information on what you need when purchasing a gun in North Carolina or moving into the state with a gun.

If you want to purchase a gun in North Carolina, you have to acquire a permit from your county sheriffs’ office. In order to do so, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or have a similar residential status;
  • be at least 21 years of age;
  • have a certain minimum time of residence in the county (Mecklenburg County: 1 month); and
  • provide a valid drivers license or other picture ID with current address issued in North Carolina.

You will also need to get a permit if you want to carry a concealed weapon. In addition to the above outlined requirements, you will have to complete a training course.

If you are moving to North Carolina from another state, you will not have to acquire a new permit to carry your gun because North Carolina does not require gun owners to be listed.

For more information on guns in Mecklenburg County, please visit the website of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office or contact Tamara Rhode at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office (Phone: 704.336.8731; Fax: 704.432.5246).

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