The Law Can Be A Deciding Factor In North Carolina For Choosing Your Ammunition For Self Defense

Ammunition For Self Defense North Carolina NC

Liberty Ammunition When you begin your research in North Carolina on choosing the right ammunition for your particular needs one factor that must always be taken into consideration is the Law, and it is one facotr that many either take for granted or don't think about, and that is the ammunition laws in North Carolina.

There are several states that limit the type of ammo that someone can carry, as an example Illinois will not allow even their own law-enforcement officers to carry hollow point ammunition.  It is recommended at the beginning of your research in North Carolina that you find out first if there are any such restrictions in your state and if so what ammunition is going to be excluded from your research.

As a side note;  remember you may have ammo in your gun that is completely legal in your state but if you plan to carry your firearm using the reciprocity laws with other states you and your gun may be legal yet you're ammunition not be.

There are documented incidents where individuals have carried their firearm across state lines and had all the proper permits yet did not realize that the ammo in their gun was illegal in an adjoining state, and they were arrested!

Know the law in North Carolina before you start the research, it's a great starting point.

Concealed Carry Ammunition for Self-Defense, In North Carolina

Choosing the right Amm0 in North Carolina for your self-defense needs is critical. Although there are some veryCivil Defense Fast Rounds good quality foreign made ammunition they are becoming hard to find and they in our opinion don’t quite measure up to the American manufactures overall quality.  If your stick with the some of the top names like Federal, Cor-Bon, Hornady, Remington, Winchester, Speer, or CCI ammunition you will have excellent results.  If you don’t recognize the name then use that ammo for practice.  Most ammunition manufacturers are now producing product that are specifically designed for Self-Defense requirements.

Self-Defence Ammunition Can Be Regulared By Law In North Carolina

Ammunition in North Carolina desigend specifically for Self-Defense in a handgun has had some significant technological advances, most notably the newest generation of high performance ammunition deliver terminal ballistics until recent years were simply technically inconceivable.

The recent advancement in handgun ammo for Self-Defense capability in North Carolina was partially in response to a direct need to meet or exceed the new very stringent F.B.I. barrier penetration requirements. The latest ammo from the major U.S. manufacturers required over ten years of experimenting before offering the premium quality products that are now available. Most notable is that all of the latest and most advanced Ammunition for Self-Defense is of the “hollow-point” design.  US Precision Defense maintains an excellent research database on Ammunition for Self-Defense. 

The North Carolina State Constitution has a provision that states:  “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and, as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained, and the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power. Nothing herein shall justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons, or prevent the General Assembly from enacting penal statutes against that practice.”

2013, A measure adding more places to where people can carry or store concealed firearms in North Carolina and repealing a requirement to get a license to buy a handgun passed the North Carolina Senate. The Senate measure has accumulated more opponents as it has broadened the scope of a bill that already passed the House.

The bill also includes a number of tougher gun-related penalties and requires local clerks of court to report mental health findings to a national criminal background-check database. The enhanced reporting requirements earned the approval of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association, but the organization opposes the Senate version as a whole because it ends a law that requires people to obtain a license from a local sheriff to buy a handgun. Attorney General Roy Cooper, who also opposes the repeal, says sheriffs currently check applicants for citizenship, convictions for violent crime and other issues.

Currently, in order to buy a handgun, whether from a licensed dealer or a private individual, North Carolinians are supposed to obtain a pistol purchase permit from their sheriff (or hold a concealed handgun permit). In order to get that permit, residents undergo a background check. Current law prohibits carrying firearms at parades and funeral processions. District attorneys are allowed to carry handguns into a courtroom but judges, clerks of court and magistrates are not.

North Carolina is a Common Law State. Appearing in a public place, armed with a firearm, may be an affray at common law depending on the circumstances. Meaning, that unless under the right circumstances you can or will be arrested.

US Precision Defense has an on-line store, a members only section, a section dedicated to women, a national reciprocity map, and a database of firearm instructors, gun smiths, and shooting ranges. 

Getting a CCW in North Carolina, The “Shall Issue to Residents Only” classification means that the issuing official will issue a permit to a North Carolina resident if they meet all of the legal requirements. A Non-North Carolina resident will not be eligible for the North Carolina concealed carry permit.    

Do law-abiding North Carolina residents have a right to carry a gun openly in public? Generally, yes. In addition to state law, local governments also have some authority to limit open carry rights. However, local government authority is limited by the pre-emption statutes that, with some exceptions, make gun regulation a matter of state rather than local concern.

To obtain a CCW in North Carolina; Qualified applicants in North Carolina are individuals that are at least 21 years of age, and who have not been convicted of any felony or “violent misdemeanor,” have not been convicted of an impaired driving offense (DUI) within the past three years, and who have not been dishonorably discharged from the military, in addition to the usual list of federal gun disqualifiers, such as felony convictions or certain mental illnesses.

Are the Sheriff’s of North Carolina stuck in the past, you decide, the following is from the NRA and is food for thought: The permit to purchase system was enacted nearly 100 years ago, before the days of computers and criminal databases.  It is an obsolete system that has been replaced in efficiency and accuracy with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).  The permit system itself has a history of lacking statewide uniformity.  Some sheriffs have even gone so far as to limit the number of permits they will issue, which the state law does not allow.

The North Carolina legislature may have been unable to pass the firearms freedom act this year (2013), and  it has yet to introduce a Second Amendment preservation act, but that doesn’t mean steps to defend the right to keep and bear arms are not being taken in the Tar Heel State. Local governments are taking steps to defend the Second Amendment, creating pressure that will undoubtedly be felt in Raleigh next year. Hertford County was the most recent locality in North Carolina to pass a local resolution to preserve the Second Amendment.

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