North Carolina Rifle & Pistol Association
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Law is in EffectNC General Statute 14-269(b). Carrying Concealed Weapons.
The law allows residents of North Carolina who have a valid North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) to carry a concealed handgun in any State that recognizes a North Carolina CHP. It also allows permit-holding residents of States that recognize NC CHPs to carry in North Carolina.
The law gives the NC Attorney General the authority to negotiate reciprocity. The NC AG publishes a list of States that recognize NC CHPs. NC CHP holders may carry in those States, and CHP holders from those States may carry in NC.
Important Note to NC CHP Holders: Even though another State may recognize your permit, you must obey the concealed carry law of that State. The law may differ from North Carolina's law, and it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make yourself aware of the details of that law. Remember, ignorance of the law is not an excuse!
Important Note to out-of-State CHP Holders: Even though North Carolina may recognize your permit, you must obey the concealed carry law of North Carolina. North Carolina's law may differ from the law in your State, and it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make yourself aware of the details of that law. Remember, ignorance of the law is not an excuse!
Reciprocal States as of 12/31/04:
Other States will be added in the future, according to the Attorney General.
It has been the experience of some of our members that local law enforcement personnel may not be aware of laws allowing out-of-state permit holders to carry concealed. It would be prudent to carry a copy of the individual State Statute that recognizes your permit; however, even that may not be protection against harassment or arrest.
Note: This information is provided as a courtesy to the general public. It represents data available to us, and is to the best of our knowledge correct. This is NOT legal advice, and we expressly disclaim any liability for the accuracy of this information. Use at your own risk. NCRPA recommends that you consult a qualified NC attorney if you have questions or concerns.
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