In North Carolina there is no State law specifically prohibiting the open carry of firearms. Under the theory that if it isn't specifically prohibited it's not illegal, open carry is possible. There are some glaring exceptions to this. They are:
~Private property owners and businesses can post "no guns."
~Firearms are strictly prohibited on state-owned property, except rest areas and state lands where hunting is permitted.
~Local governments can (and do) enact prohibitions against "display of firearms" in cities and/or specific areas within cities or counties, which means they can't be visible. Under this statute there is absolutely no requirement for the city or county to post notice of the display ban.
~Local governments can (and do) enact firearms bans on local government property and in parks and recreational areas.
~Any federally-owned property or federally-regulated property like banks and Post Offices is of course a prohibited area.
~Much of the Outer Banks is "National Seashore," and firearms are prohibited in those areas.
So guns are illegal on state owned property, so why are the gun shows allowed there at all? Would like to know this. Anyone?
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