Sunday, February 26, 2012

"North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit Information" and a few statistics for Allen Johnson

"Concealed Permit: Shall Issue to Residents Only

Issuing Authority: Sheriff of the permittee’s county of residence

...since 2003, in states which allow concealed carry,
violent crime rates have been lower
than anytime since the mid-1970s.

Out Of State Permit Issue: North Carolina does not issue permits
to non-permanent residents.

In order to obtain a permit
you must establish permanent residency in North Carolina.

Statistics from the FBI’s Uniformed Crime Report of 2007
show that states with right-to-carry laws have a 30% lower homicide rate,
46% lower robbery, and 12% lower aggravated assault rate
and a 22% lower overall violent crime rate
than do states without such laws.

NICS check: Yes, a background check
is done through the local Sheriff’s office.

More after the jump

Permit Valid For: 5 years from the date of issuance

Requirements: The sheriff shall issue a permit within 90 days
after receipt of a complete application to an applicant who:

• is a citizen of the U.S. and has been a resident of the State
for at least 30 days immediately prior to filing the application;
• is at least 21;
• does not suffer from a physical or mental infirmity
that prevents the safe handling of a handgun;
• has successfully completed an approved firearms safety and training course
which involves the actual firing of handguns and instruction
in the law governing the carrying of a concealed handgun
and the use of deadly force;
• is not ineligible under federal or state law
to possess, receive, or own a firearm;
• is not currently or has not been adjudicated or administratively determined
to be lacking mental capacity or mentally ill;
• has not been discharged from the armed forces
under conditions other than honorable;
• is or has not been adjudicated guilty or judgment continued
or suspended sentence for a violent misdemeanor;
• has not had judgment continued for or free on bond
or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal, or sentencing
for a disqualifying criminal offense;
• has not been convicted of an impaired driving offense
within three years prior to the date on which the application is submitted.

If those states which did not have right-to-carry
concealed gun provisions had adopted them in 1992,
approximately 1,570 murders; 4,177 rapes;
and over 60,000 aggravate assaults would have been avoided yearly.

Required Documents:
Application completed under oath on a form provided by the sheriff
Full set of fingerprints administered by the sheriff
An original certificate of completion of an approved safety course
A release that authorized and requires disclosure to the sheriff
of any records concerning the mental health of capacity of the appliant

...Informing Law Enforcement of Carry: The permit holder must carry the permit,
together with valid identification, whenever carrying a concealed handgun,
and is required to disclose to any law enforcement officer
who addresses or approaches the permit holder
that he or she is a permit holder and is carrying a concealed handgun.

Automobile carry: You MAY open carry in a motor vehicle.
However, localities may regulate the carrying of firearms
under certain circumstances.

...since adopting a concealed carry law
Florida’s total violent crime rate has dropped 32%
and its homicide rate has dropped 58%.

[Most], except for criminals, are safer due to this law.

Places off-limits when carrying:
• Any location prohibited by federal law.
• A law enforcement of correctional facility.
• A building housing only state, federal or government offices.
• A financial institution.
• Any public or private school building or bus, campus, grounds,
recreation area, athletic fields or other property
used or owned by an edicational institution.
• Any assembly where a fee had been charged for admission
or where alcoholic beverages are sold and comsumed.
• Any other premises where notice
that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited
by the posting of a conspicuous notice or statement by the person
in legal possession or control of the premises.
• It shall be unlawful for any person participating in, affiliated with,
or present as a spectator at any parade, funeral procession,
picket line, or demonstration upon any public place
owned or under the control of the state or any of its political subdivisions
to willfully or intentionally possess or have immediate access to any firearm.

...Texas’ violent crime rate has dropped 20%
and homicide rate has dropped 31%,
since enactment of its 1996 carry law.

Alcohol and Drugs:
It is unlawful to carry a concealed handgun while consuming alcohol
or at any time while the person has remaining in his body any alcohol
or in his blood a controlled substance previously consumed. (
There is an exception if the controlled substance
was lawfully obtained and taken in therapeutically appropriate amounts.)

Deadly Force / Castle Doctrine:
North Carolina is a Castle Doctrine state and has a stand-your-ground law.

In right-to-carry states,
the violent crime rate is 24% lower than the rest of the U.S.,
the murder rate is 28% lower,
and the robbery rate is 50% lower.

North Carolina General Statutes §14-51.1

§ 14‑51.1. Use of deadly physical force against an intruder.
(a) A lawful occupant within a home or other place of residence
is justified in using any degree of force
that the occupant reasonably believes is necessary, including deadly force,
against an intruder to prevent a forcible entry into the home or residence
or to terminate the intruder’s unlawful entry
(i) if the occupant reasonably apprehends that the intruder
may kill or inflict serious bodily harm to the occupant or others
in the home or residence,
or (ii) if the occupant reasonably believes that the intruder
intends to commit a felony in the home or residence.
(b) A lawful occupant within a home or other place of residence
does not have a duty to retreat from an intruder
in the circumstances described in this section.

Open Carry:
Unrestricted under state law
except for certain events such as public parades."

"In 1976, the Washington, D.C. City Council
passed a law generally prohibiting residents from possessing handguns
and requiring that all firearms in private homes be
(1) kept unloaded and (2) rendered temporally inoperable
via disassembly or installation of a trigger lock.
The law became operative on Sept. 24, 1976.
* On June 26, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling,
struck down this law as unconstitutional.
During the years in which the D.C. handgun ban
and trigger lock law was in effect, the Washington, D.C. murder rate
averaged 73% higher than it was at the outset of the law,
while the U.S. murder rate averaged 11% lower."


Hartzman said...

If the Jews had equal weapons and training
would they have become Egyptian slaves?
Two kinds of morality

One which we preach but don’t practice
the other which we practice but seldom preach

Bertrand Russell
Would the founding fathers
have considered the right to bear arms
a protection for the citizenry against the government
or vice versa?

bubba said...

The editorial concludes that " (A)llowing guns in these places is a dangerous idea."

Based on past experience, I conclude that giving credence to an official opinion of the News and Record is a dangerous idea.

Hartzman said...

Hartzman said...

If Gandhi didn’t oppose the use of force in Kashmir
after India’s independence
would he have advocated violent resistance against British occupation
if he had had enough guns?

Can a nonviolent movement
survive against a violent opponent?

Why did the Indian National Congress outlaw passive resistance
after securing independence?

Were about 1.5 million Armenians exterminated
after gun control laws were introduced?

Hartzman said...

If another wants to kill your two children
and your goal is to keep them alive
is a balanced position between the two the death of one child?

Were about 20 million Russians killed by their government
In the 25 years after fire arm restrictions?

Man is the only animal
that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat
until he eats them

Samuel Butler

Were about 100,000 Mayan Indians killed
after Guatemala limited the right to bear arms?

What were the two most important things
the founding fathers didn’t want to have happen
to the United States?

Were Hitler’s actions legal
under German law?

Anonymous said...

Well done!

Billy Jones said...

It should also be added that Guilford County has the longest waiting times and highest fees for CCW of most any county in North Carolina.

W.E. Heasley said...

Allen Johnson does little research and plenty of know-it-all.

What you are explaining regarding the drop in violent crimes and conceal-and-carry relates to the “free rider effect”. Those that want to commit crime are now faced with who in fact does have a concealed weapon. If A, B, and C are walking along, who has the concealed weapon? A? B? C? Consider A, B, and C now dispersed to different locals. Would-be-crime-committer Z is faced with a question: is a concealed weapon involved.

In both cases, lets assume C does not have a concealed weapon nor does C intend to carry a concealed weapon. Hence C becomes the “free rider” of those with the concealed weapon as would-be-crime- committer Z has no idea who is and who is not carrying a concealed weapon. Hence C becomes less of a crime target as C may -or- may not be the concealed weapon carrier….and in this case C is not with weapon but free rides on A and B that cause the free rider effect.

Moreover, one of the most comprehensive studies which appears in book form is by UCLA economist John R. Lott, Jr. entitled More Guns Less Crime, understanding crime and gun control laws.

Mr. Johnson might want to crack a book every so often.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Heasley.... excellent information and accurate.

Anonymous said...

THis list is not updated as of OCT ! 2013