Handgun Rights and the Three-year Misdemeanor Rule

Are you afraid that you’ll never be able to obtain a concealed carry handgun permit due to past misdemeanor criminal charges? You as an individual should most especially be aware of YOUR handgun rights.

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As of July 1, 2015 after 3 years have passed in North Carolina, a person found guilty of or who has received a prayer for judgment as either a continued or a suspended sentence for a specific crime can apply and receive a concealed handgun permit if they meet all other qualifications.

The list of crimes includes those of simple assault; violation of court orders; controlled substances, deadly weapons, violations for ordinances, and a variety of other crimes.

As of July 1, 2015 concealed handgun permit applicants are permanently disqualified from receiving a concealed handgun permit if found guilty or have received a prayer for judgment as either a continued or suspended sentence for specific misdemeanor crimes. The list of crimes includes those involving violence and crimes with weapons; assaults, stalking; child abuse; domestic violence and a long list of other crimes

If three years have passed and you would like to know if you meet the list of qualifications  required to become a concealed carry handgun permit holder in North Carolina, check out NC Firearms Firearm Laws published by the North Carolina Department of Justice.

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