Ammunition Regulation in North Carolina

Posted on January 1, 2012

North Carolina prohibits any person from importing, manufacturing, possessing, storing, transporting, selling, offering to sell, purchasing, offering to purchase, delivering, giving or acquiring any teflon-coated bullet.1 This prohibition does not apply to the following individuals:

  • Licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers for the purpose of sale to authorized law-enforcement agencies; or
  • Inventors, designers, ordinance consultants and researchers, chemists, physicists, and other persons employed by or under contract with a manufacturing company engaged in making or doing research designed to enlarge knowledge or to facilitate the creation, development, or manufacture of more effective police-type body armor.2

North Carolina does not:

  • Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
  • Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers;
  • Require a license to purchase or possess ammunition; or
  • Prohibit the possession, transfer or use of armor-piercing, although the federal prohibition on certain kinds of armor-piercing ammunition applies.

See our Ammunition Regulation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-34.3(a). []
  2. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-34.3(b). []