North Carolina Weapons Carry – Petition of Redress

© 2016 by Phillip Evans

North Carolina
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United States -(AmmoLand.com)- Make no mistake, North Carolina from its beaches to its mountains is a beautiful state. I’d love to visit there sometime, but even though my Georgia Weapons Carry License is valid there, too many off-limits locations exist which simply does not make much sense to me.

I’m sure plenty of law-makers in their General Assembly feel the same way, and so in hopes that genuine progress can be made, I have submitted the following petition via email to their entire body of law-makers in the House and Senate:

None of the issues below should present any real difficulty for those who are champions of our rights, so we shall see how it goes this year – if there is truly a hunger to restore the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Dear North Carolina General Assembly Members,

This is not a cut-and-paste email – every word is authored by me here as a sincere plea to all of you to address the following, for the safety and security of all law-abiding citizens.

1. Firearm state preemption – this is in great need of strengthening!

A. Currently, local governments with merely a sign can ban carry in virtually any public building, such as a library, museum, visitor center, etc – even for those who are licensed to carry. “Government building” needs to be defined as any public building that has full-time screening with metal detectors and guards, in order to stop this abuse of our rights.

B. State Park offices and visitor centers – Need to be removed from off-limits for those who are licensed to carry.

C. State Fairgrounds – Need to be removed from off-limits for those who are licensed to carry.

D. Cities and counties should not be authorized to ban carry in any recreational facility.

E. Merely openly carrying a firearm should specifically be excluded from the “carrying to the terror of the public” statute.

F. Cities and counties should not be authorized to ban open carry on public streets.

G. Sheriff discretion in signing off on paperwork to own fully automatic firearms and silencers should be eliminated for licensed citizens.

2. All knife types and designs should be legal to carry for those who possess a firearm license.

Do law-abiding, licensed carriers of weapons really present a danger to society by carrying in unsecured government buildings, libraries, museums, recreational facilities, State Park offices, visitor centers, and fairgrounds?

I’m sure some of you are dedicated to restoring the self-defense rights of citizens, especially in today’s world when we see how “gun free zones” are nothing more than victim zones.

Will those of you who are champions of the Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms put forth a bill to address these issues in the coming legislative session?

Forcibly taking away from citizens the right to carry under penalty of incarceration merely because they wish to maintain the ability to effectively defend themselves is simply immoral.

Please show the country how the great state of North Carolina will vindicate the right to carry during this legislative session.

Thank you and God bless you,

Phil

Phillip Evans
Member Grass Roots North Carolina
Member Georgia Carry
Member BamaCarry
Member Florida Carry
PursuitOfPatriotism.Blogspot.com

Correction: From Paul Valone, President of Grass Roots North Carolina, “For clarification, “going armed to the terror of the people” is not a statute. It derives from common-law, making it somewhat more slippery because it rests on variable court decisions over two centuries. We do have, however, a North Carolina Supreme Court decision (State v. Dawson, I believe) which stipulates that merely carrying a firearm does not constitute the offense.”

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About Phillip Evans:

The author is a self-defense rights advocate and member of the NRA, GeorgiaCarry.org, and FloridaCarry.org, and posts at PursuitOfPatriotism.Blogspot.com.

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Kevin
Kevin
5 years ago

I would add the removal of the force of law from posted “gun free zones.

Dave
Dave
5 years ago

As a resident of NC I implore you to up date, to check your facts, and use common sense. The only buildings that do not allow you to carry will be posted. To open carry, don’t have the gun in your waist band looking like a “bad guy”. I have my CCW and I open carry where allowed, witch is most anywhere. You can Conceal carry in a restaurant where liquor is served, but don’t drink alcohol! Don’t carry in local government, law or state buildings for obvious reasons. State and local Parks you may Conceal Carry.. I could go… Read more »

Phillip Evans
Phillip Evans
5 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Unsecured public buildings banning legal carry with merely a sign means NC has a long way to go.

Easy to solve if there is the will in the legislature to restore citizens’ rights.

Rocky Bensch
Rocky Bensch
5 years ago

Free men should not have to ask permission to exercise a constitutionally protected, not granted, pre-existing, unalienable right, due all mankind. The right to defense of self, family, home and community, by the most efficient means possible, far predates any form of government ever designed, by man, for their own rule.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

I’ll carry my gun in any state in this country, f the laws. I’d rather be alive n fighting the aholes that implement these laws against my god giving right then be dead from some lunatic . Carry everywhere people, f their laws!

Vanns40
Vanns40
5 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Nice idea, but let’s see how adament you are about doing that if you go to NY, NJ, Mass or CT where, if you’re caught you’ll be doing five years, be a convicted felon, never be able to legally own a firearm again and will have all your currently owned firearms confiscated unless you dispose of them. Big talk is cheap when you don’t go anywhere that actually puts you at risk. If you do go armed to those places then you fall into the category of rank stupidity not brave.

Wayne
Wayne
5 years ago
Reply to  Steve

This sounds like something a criminal might say & do. The whole idea of writing state officials & lawmakers is to get the erroneous laws changed. If you go around breaking the laws all willy-nilly, you’re no better than the thugs you say you carry against. Carrying somewhere that is a “rule” as opposed to a law, is one thing. Carrying where it is breaking the law, defeats the purpose of proving we are responsible, law abiding citizens exercising our rights…&was stated, can land your ass in jail. When & if the government tries to remove our rights unilaterally, then… Read more »

Herb
Herb
5 years ago

Good try. I would bet that unless thousands and thousands of e-mails and letters with the same complaint are visited on the politicians, their answer will either be a) a token nothing bill or b) the same old “let’em eat cake” response that has gotten so many citizens across the country really pissed. You only have to be smart enough to get elected and re-elected, not smart enough to give a hoot about your constituency and worthwhile legislation. How about a “please let me defend myself” card? Maybe that would work better than a permission slip to carry a firearm… Read more »

Phillip Evans
Phillip Evans
5 years ago

Terry-NC, thanks for your analysis. It’s sad to see any freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution infringed upon, and any effort to restore them as DOA. If only North Carolina had more Republican lawmakers. Oh wait! Regarding item A though: 14-409.40 (f) Nothing contained in this section prohibits municipalities or counties from application of their authority under G.S. 153A-129, 160A-189, 14-269, 14-269.2, 14-269.3, 14-269.4, 14-277.2, 14-415.11, 14-415.23, including prohibiting the possession of firearms in public-owned buildings, on the grounds or parking areas of those buildings, or in public parks or recreation areas, except nothing in this subsection shall prohibit a person… Read more »

Toy Jones
Toy Jones
5 years ago
Reply to  Phillip Evans

I lived in North Carolina all my life and I agree with you Phillip 100% also you should know South Carolina recognizes our conceal carry but don’t allow open carry.

Terry-NC
Terry-NC
5 years ago

Last year they removed a number of odious elements in the statute, but several of the items you cite were needed to get that to pass. Specifically, B), C), and G) are dead on arrival, and the last should be with respect to automatic weapons. Item A) needs more splaining, but based on your definition, few buildings would qualify in the entire state. D) and E) and the bit in G) that deals with silencers sound like they could get done this year, but is there momentum?