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Can a convicted felon own a gun in North Carolina?

Convicted felons, individuals who pleaded insanity and were not convicted, and individuals who lack the capacity to proceed in criminal court may not carry guns in North Carolina. Felons who carry guns could be charged with a Class G felony, which could mean up to thirty-one months in prison. In the other two aforementioned situations, carrying a gun is a Class H felony, which carries a maximum of 25 months.

If any person carries a concealed gun without a permit, a first offense is a Class 2 misdemeanor, unless s/he is inside his/her own property. Any subsequent offense is a Class H felony.

Finally, carrying a gun into a prohibited place, like a parade, demonstration, courthouse, funeral, or certain state property without a permit is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Bringing a gun to a school campus is a more serious Class I felony.

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This information applies to All Counties in North Carolina.


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