Pitt County North Carolina Bans Lawful Carry On County Property

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The Pitt County Board of Commissioners voted 5-3 to pass an amendment to the county’s Law Enforcement Ordinance No. 4, to ban concealed handgun permit holders in the county-owned buildings. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On Monday, the Pitt County Board of Commissioners voted 5-3 to pass an amendment to the county’s Law Enforcement Ordinance No. 4, to ban concealed handgun permit holders from possessing handguns in the county-owned or controlled buildings. This is despite a Board member saying they surveyed county employees and found that the overwhelming majority were in favor of allowing concealed handguns on county property.

The reason the Board of Commissioners cited for this ban is supposed to be concern over the “increased presence of deadly weapons… on County property and about the threat that such increased presence will pose to the health, safety, and general welfare of the community.” While the county ordinance already required the County Manager to post signs at county buildings notifying people of the gun ban, from which carry permit holders were previously exempt, the amended ordinance contains no language requiring the county to take any active measures to prevent criminals from violating the ban and entering with firearms, such as metal detectors or security guards.

This ordinance creates a so-called “gun-free zone” that only disarms law-abiding citizens and leaves them defenseless against the criminals who ignore such arbitrary boundaries.

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Wild Bill

I do not recall a “county board of commissioners” exception in the Second Amendment. Time for some board members to lose their commissions.

uncle dudley

Looks like that five members of the county commission believe conceal and carry lawful citizens can only be trusted to carry in some places.
They stomped all over the god given rights with their action, vote them out.


Anytime you have any laws passed where the 2nd A or it’s rights/protections are/is quelled or suppressed by any county, city, state, fed. Gov laws/rulse/regs. It shows a tyrannical lack of respect for the people’s protections/rights or it’s countrie’s’ Constitution. If the people did not organically see/feel/sense there would not be such a continual surge in gun sales & new gun owners or people feeing anti-gun failed states or uptick in crimes in those areas. The ignorant younger culture or progressive/Marxist/socialist/Trotsky/despot political ideology nut jobs are the beneficiaries of those failed welfare/nanny states deteriorating non-thriving conditions & they’re continually failed… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Tank

withe the police,fbi and other governmental agencies stealing under color of law (civil asset forfeiture) anyone recall 14th amendment due process they ignore that too


100% True.


These articles are usually good, but what is the NRA doing to help on
a lot of these issues? We can read these anti-second ammendment scams
anywhere! It seems like the NRA is just a reporter any more…


NRA or GOA doesn’t even use or recognize what a False Flag is.

How pathetic & how are they going to help the people ?

Last edited 1 year ago by Tank

Ever notice how the more a governmental entity likes screwing over large numbers of people, the more they fear citizens being armed?


GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Pitt County Commissioners voted 5-3 Monday to ban firearms through concealed carry on all county properties.
“It’s not a good idea to deputize citizens,” said commissioner Christopher Nunnally.
“Vigilantism is not something we should encourage.”
Commissioner Lauren White made a separate motion to leave it as it was which failed 5-3 before the motion to ban on all county properties passed.
White said she personally felt safer knowing someone, who had been vetted and was responsible, had a gun.


Until the United States Supreme Court clarifies the meaning of the 2nd amendment to the Constitution, the states and all of their jurisdictions will be allowed to continue to do as they please. As I understand it, the current thinking is that the amendment only applies to our Congress and not to our country as a whole. So, basically, there are only 535 individuals who are bound by the directives of the second amendment. I’m fully confident that was not what the amendment authors had in mind when they drafted the document. If that were their intent, they would have… Read more »


Shame on them. Voters will remember what they did. Deadly weapons indeed.

WI Patriot

Considering that “county” property is actually own by the populace, this is illegal and unenforceable…