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Concealed Handgun Chart --- Prohibited Carry Areas

Prohibited Carry Area Off Duty
NC Sworn Officer
GS 14-269
Out-of-State Officer
HR 218
Concealed Carry Handgun Permittee GS 14-415.10 Out-of-State Reciprocal Concealed Carry Handgun
Educational Property YES YES--If Secured in Vehicle Unless Private Property is Posted. YES--If Secured in Vehicle Unless Private Educational Property is Posted. YES--If Secured in Vehicle Unless Private Educational Property is Posted.
Where Alcoholic Beverages are sold and consumed YES YES--
Unless Posted
YES--
Unless Posted
YES--
Unless Posted
Certain State Property & Courthouses (This does not address Legislative office properties.) YES YES--If Secured in Vehicle YES--If Secured in Vehicle YES--If Secured in Vehicle
Parades or Funeral Processions YES YES--
Unless Posted
YES--
Unless Posted
YES--
Unless Posted
Picket lines, Private Health Care Facilities YES NO NO NO
Posted Property See note below NO NO NO
Law Enforcement or Correctional Facility YES NO NO NO
Federal Property NO NO NO NO
While consuming alcohol or while alcohol or controlled substance is in the blood NO NO NO NO
Assembly where admission is charged YES YES--
Unless Posted
YES--
Unless Posted
YES--
Unless Posted
State owned rest area YES YES YES YES
Posted local government recreational facilities YES NO NO NO

A "yes" in the block indicates the officer in that category can carry in the establishment listed.
A "no" in the block indicates the officer in that category cannot carry in the establishment listed.

NOTE:  While carrying in this area may not be in violation of our concealed carry statues, it may constitute a trespass violation in certain circumstances.

Individuals Authorized Pursuant to G.S. 14-269(b)

  1.  Officers and enlisted personnel of the armed forces of the United States when in the discharge of their official duties as such and when acting under orders requiring them to carry arms and weapons;

  2. Civil and law enforcement officers of the United States;

  3. Officers and soldiers of the Militia and the National Guard when called to actual service;

  4. Officers of the State, or of any county, city, or town, charged with the execution of the laws of the State, when acting in the discharge of their official duties

  5. Any person who is a district attorney, an assistant district attorney, or an investigator employed by the office of a district attorney and who has a concealed handgun permit issued in accordance with Article 54B of this Chapter or considered valid under G.S. 14-415.24; provided that the person shall not carry a concealed weapon at any time while in a courtroom or while consuming alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance or while alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance remains in the person’s body. The district attorney, assistant district attorney, or investigator must secure the weapon in a locked compartment when it is not carried on their person;

  6. Any person who is a qualified retired law enforcement officer as defined in G.S. 14 - 415.10 and meets any one of the following conditions:
    a. Is the holder of a concealed handgun permit in accordance with article 54B of Chapter 14.
    b. Is exempt from obtaining a permit pursuant to G.S. 14-415.25.
    c. Is certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education Training Standards Commission pursuant to G.S. 14-415.26.

  7. Detention personnel or correctional officers employed by the State or a unit of Local government who park a vehicle in a space that is authorized for their use in the course of their duties may transport a firearm to the parking space and store that firearm in the vehicle parked in the parking space, provided that: (i) the firearm is in a closed compartment or container within the locked vehicle; or (ii) the firearm is in a locked container securely affixed to the vehicle;

  8. State probation or parole certified officers, when off-duty, provided that an officer does not carry a concealed weapon while consuming alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance or while alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance remains in the officer’s body;

  9. Sworn law enforcement officers, when off duty, provided that an officer does not carry a concealed weapon while consuming alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance or while alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance remains in the officer’s body;

  10. Any person who is a North Carolina district court judge, North Carolina Superior Court Judge, or North Carolina magistrate who has a concealed handgun permit, provided that the person cannot carry a concealed weapon at any time while consuming alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance or while alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance remains in the person’s body. The judge or magistrate shall secure the weapon in a locked compartment when the weapon is not on their person;

  11. Any person who is serving as a clerk of court or register of deeds with a valid concealed handgun permit, provided that the person cannot carry a concealed weapon at any time while consuming alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance or while alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance remains in their body. The clerk of court or register of deeds must secure the weapon in a locked compartment when the weapon is not on their person. This allowance does not apply to assistants, deputies or other employees of the clerk or register of deeds.

  12. Any individual with a valid concealed handgun permit (under either North Carolina Law or the law of issuance) provided the weapon is a handgun, is in a closed compartment or container within the person’s locked vehicle, and the vehicle is in a parking area that is owned or leased by state government.

Effective:  8/1/2013