For example, in North Carolina, concealed handguns may not be carried:
- In law enforcement or correctional facilities such as a prison;
- In any space occupied by state or federal employees, including state and federal courthouses;
- In schools or on school grounds;
- In areas of assemblies, parades, funerals or demonstrations;
- In any place where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed (such as some restaurants);
- In any area where concealed handguns are prohibited by federal law;
- In any place of business that has posted a sign banning concealed weapons on its premises;
- By any person while consuming alcohol or while under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substances (unless obtained legally and taken as directed by a physician).
To possess a concealed handgun in North Carolina, you must:
- Carry your permit and a valid form of identification with you at all times.
- Disclose the fact that you have a valid concealed handgun permit when you are approached or addressed by any law enforcement officer in North Carolina.
- Inform the officer that you are in possession of a concealed handgun.
- Present both the permit and valid identification at the request of an officer
NOTE: You should not attempt to display either your weapon or your permit unless directed to by an officer.