Contact your legislators to repeal North Carolina's blank pistol permit


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LAR-15
April 15, 2008, 11:39 AM
Since 1959 in NC you have needed a permit from one's sheriff to purchase or buy a blank firing pistol (such as the one's used for training hunting dogs).

This permit is little known, unecessary and should be repealed. No other state has similar requirements.

14‑407.1. Sale of blank cartridge pistols.

The provisions of G.S. 14‑402, 14‑405, and 14‑406 shall apply to the sale of pistols suitable for firing blank cartridges. The sheriffs of all the counties of this State are authorized and may in their discretion issue to any person, firm or corporation, in any such county, a license or permit to purchase or receive any pistol suitable for firing blank cartridges from any person, firm or corporation offering to sell or dispose of the same, which said permit shall be in substantially the following form:

North Carolina

______________ County

I, ______________, Clerk of the Superior Court of said county, do hereby certify that ______________, whose place of residence is ______________ Street in ______________ (or) in ______________ Township in ______________ County, North Carolina, having this day satisfied me that the possession of a pistol suitable for firing blank cartridges will be used only for lawful purposes, a permit is therefore given said ______________ to purchase said pistol from any person, firm or corporation authorized to dispose of the same, this ________ day of ____________, ________.

____________________________________

Sheriff

The sheriff shall charge for the sheriff's services, upon issuing such permit, a fee of fifty cents (50). (1959, c. 1068; 1999‑456, s. 59; 2006‑264, s. 5.)

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usp_fan
April 15, 2008, 02:45 PM
I think the larger issue the the permit needed to purchase a pistol. Several other states have a similar requirement, but that doesn't mean it is OK. The push should be to repeal the whole permit process.

LAR-15
April 15, 2008, 09:09 PM
This is something that just has to go

mekender
April 15, 2008, 10:21 PM
how about getting rid of the purchase permit for pistols... or the stupid going armed to the terror of the public...

i dont know why you would waste the time on a blank permit rule... surely there are better laws to work on

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