Carrying a Concealed Long Gun NC

Hi,

is it legal to carry a long gun like a AR-15 with a 16" barrel in a bag concealed in public without a CCW Permit in North Carolina?

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No, long guns are not legal to conceal. I don’t believe any state provides for that. There are some exceptions when hunting in increment weather, whereby you are allowed to protect your firearm from the weather. An AR-15 pistol, as it is a handgun, would be legal to conceal. Pistols are required by federal law to have barrels of less than 16". So you could have a barrel just shy of 16" on your pistol, it would be rather unwieldy and difficult to conceal, but still legal.

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What if you use a violin case :thinking::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Is there another way? lol

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That’s a pretty sweet setup. So many “musicians” back in those days… Nice!

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I believe you might end up playing a different tune… :sunglasses:

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Thank you very much! :slight_smile:

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I’m a NC Instructor and the answer is no you can not. You can’t even carry a Self Defense knife (like an assisted opening knife) concealed in your pocket in NC, it has to be open carried (clip just inside your pants pocket but visible). The Concealed Carry permit is ONLY good for handguns, period.

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