NORTH CAROLINA QUALIFICATIONS
Concealed Carry – Handgun Permit
To obtain a permit the citizen must apply to the Sheriff’s Office in their county of residence. The applicant will sign a release of mental health records as part of the application process and effective October 1, 2015 no entity can charge a fee for the release of those records. The Sheriff shall issue a permit to the applicant who qualifies under these criteria according to North Carolina General Statute 14-
gg. Has been adjudicated guilty or received a prayer for judgement continued or a suspended sentence for crimes involving an assault or a threat to assault a law enforcement officer, probation or parole officer, person employed by the State or local detention facility, firefighter, emergency medical technician, medical responder, or emergency department personnel.
hh. Any person convicted of “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” as defined in federal law at a8 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8).
A court in any domestic violence protective order can prohibit a party from possessing, purchasing or receiving a firearm for a time fixed in the order and effective September 30, 1996, 18 U.S.C. § 921(a) was modified in the “Lautenberg Amendment” to prohibit the possession of firearms and ammunition by anyone convicted of a misdemeanor under federal or state law which has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.