May I carry a concealed Weapon in North Carolina?
No. As a general rule, North Carolina law forbids a private citizens from carrying a concealed weapon,
either on or about their person, while off their premises, unless they have a concealed handgun permit. This
prohibition pertains not only to firearms, but also to any other deadly weapon. You are referred to
Section III. A. B. C. of transporting a firearm in a vehicle.
Do I have to tell Law Enforcement that I have a CCW permit if my gun is with me or not with
Any individual who has applied for and has been issued a concealed handgun permit must follow certain
regulations concerning its use. Not only must the individual carry the permit along with proper
identification whenever the handgun is being carried concealed, but he/she must also inform any law enforcement
officer who approaches him/her that he/she is in possession of a permit and a concealed handgun. N.C. G.S.
14-415.11(a). Failure to do so is an infraction. However, in lieu of paying a fine for the first
offense, the individual may choose to surrender his or her permit.
The law states if you have the gun with you however it is highly advised to tell that you have the CCW permit
and where you gun is locate whether it is at home or in door side pocket.