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State Law Background

Among other things, North Carolina requires all handgun purchasers to first obtain a license, after undergoing a background check. However, North Carolina does not:

In 2014, North Carolina had the 28th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. In that year alone, 1201 people died from gunshot wounds in North Carolina.

 

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North Carolina Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in North Carolina, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.