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What are the Gun Laws in North Carolina? Page 3

Antiques and Replicas, Machine Guns, Miscellaneous


Antiques And Replicas

Antique firearms are exempt from purchase restrictions.

Machine Guns

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to manufacture, sell, give away, dispose of, use or possess a machine gun. This also includes any frame or receiver of such a weapon, or parts used in converting a weapon into a machine gun. State law requires a permit to possess the weapon from the sheriff. Federal law does not automatically legitimize the possession of a machine gun in the various counties of North Carolina, nor does such federal licensing require the sheriff to issue a permit for the possession of such a weapon.


It is unlawful to hunt on Sunday with a firearm.

It is unlawful to import, manufacture, possess, sell, transfer, or acquire any teflon-coated bullet.

Any person who resides in the same premises as a person under 18, owns or possesses a firearm, and stores or leaves the firearm in a condition that the firearm can be discharged and in a manner that the person knew or should have known that an unsupervised minor would be able to gain access to the firearm, is guilty of a misdemeanor. This prohibition does not apply if the minor obtained the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by any person.

No political subdivisions, boards, or agencies of the state nor any county, city, municipality, municipal corporation, town, township, village, nor any department or agency thereof, may enact ordinances, rules or regulations concerning legally carrying a concealed handgun. This does not prohibit a unit of local government from posting against carrying where state law forbids concealed firearms.

Unless otherwise permitted by statute, no county or municipality, by ordinance, resolution, or other enactment, shall regulate in any manner the possession, ownership, storage, transfer, sale, purchase, licensing, or registration of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, dealers in firearms, or dealers in handgun components or parts.

The General Assembly has declared that the lawful sale and use of firearms and ammunition is not an unreasonably dangerous activity and does not constitute a nuisance. No government entity, agency, department or authority in the state may pursue an action for damages, abatement, injunctive relief, or any other remedy related to the lawful manufacture of firearms or ammunition. Only the Attorney General, acting on behalf of the state, is authorized to bring a suit against a firearms or ammunition manufacturer with regard to the lawful manufacture of firearms or ammunition. A local government entity is only authorized to bring an action for breach or contract or breach of warranty.

SOURCE: N.C. Gen. Statutes 14-34 et seq., 14-269 et seq., 14-277.2, 14-288.8, 14-315 et seq., 14-316, 14-402, 14-403, 14-404, 14-405, 14-407.1, 14-409, 14-409.40 et seq., 14-415, 103-103.2

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