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.



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.