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Carolina on my mind

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by xtarheel, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. Halal Pork

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    If you could get enough land to shoot on your own property, I think that would be pretty awesome. My home isn't too far from the triangle but I think the western part of the state is just beautiful. I'm sure I'm not telling you anything new there.

    Compared to Chicago, I guess NC seems very pro-firearms, but they still have some goofy laws on the books (in NC), namely:

    1. No Castle Doctrine. Once someone breaks into your house you are required to retreat. A little bit behind the times on that one. (ETA: Correction made by Inebriated below.)

    2. Permit from sheriff to buy a handgun. It's my understanding this came to pass as a Jim Crow law, yet it's still on the books. Concealed carry permit holders get a pass on this one. And I'm not aware of any counties that actually bar their citizens from receiving the permits these days. Still, how do people let a Jim Crow law stay on the books?

    All things considered, I like NC, but regarding shooting ranges in particular, I'm probably 40 minutes from the nearest decent gun club (which is in Fayetteville); and most people I know just go out to the woods or shoot on someone's land where I live.
     
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  2. Inebriated

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    We do have a Castle Doctrine.
     
  3. Halal Pork

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    That is a move in the right direction. Thanks for the update. I'm seldom home.
     
  4. arizona_cards_11

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    Well, I was a down-stater in Illinois until I took a job in the NW Suburbs of Chicago. The only thing that keeps me going are my trips back home to shoot on our family land.

    Illinois, south of I-80, is NOTHING like Chicago or the rest of 'Crook' County. I sympathize with you.
     
  5. Inebriated

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    Yup. Took affect in December, I do believe.
     
  6. Detritus

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    As I understand it,
    1. It's perceived (whether correctly or not) as a revenue stream, and No politican (and sherrifs are Pols first LEOs second) is going to let go of anything that they view as gaining them so much as a few cents per.
    2. the fact that by the time that folks in the state "woke up" to the fact that the permit system was a lingering Jim Crow law that needed to be flushed, the politics both economic and "gun-related" of the whole system had made it an uphill climb just to get someone to challege the law. much less have a legit chance to dump it

    there are some other arguments that i've heard for keeping it, that I choose not to comment on since i no longer live in state and don't fully know the mechaincs of how the permit functions in relation to the NICS system.
     
  7. JellyJar

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    Somewhat off topic, but this thread reminds me of the first stanza of a song I have written:

    Somewhere over the mountains, That's where I want to be
    Living in the sunshine, Just trying to stay free
    Life ain't always easy, Sometimes its mighty hard
    But living in the sunshine, Is better than in the dark
     
  8. Storz

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    Not sure where this thread has gone but NC is a beautiful state with lots of great folks. You'll love it down here :)

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  9. xtarheel

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    It sounds like before I move to N.C. I should buy handguns up here using my FOID so I don't have to get a permit from the sheriff.
     
  10. Inebriated

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    Eh, permit only takes about 4-5 days, and is $5. You can buy 5 at a time, and they're good for 5 years, I believe. It's 5 years or 4. Maybe 6.

    I'd recommend just getting the CHP and never worry about the permits.
     
  11. Detritus

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    What he said.

    For the last few years we still lived in durham, my father had 5 permits stashed someplace with easy access to him on his travels around the state for his job and hit up every gunshop he had a chance to looking for the next thing to strike his fancy. I think he only used 2 or them before we left, i remember a Ruger P95 he bought i Raleigh, and a Beretta that i think came home from a trip to Greensboro or Winston-Salem. I mentioned it one time and his response "Oh, boo hoo, I lost a total of $15 (or whatever it was total at the time), I was able to buy what i wanted, when i wanted without hassle anywhere in the state, didn't use all of the permits and lost less than the cost of a tank of gas".
     
  12. v8stang289

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    In NC A concealed carry permit bypasses the pistol purchase permit and NICS check when purchasing a firearm. So if you plan on Getting a carry permit you won't have to worry about the pistol purchase permits anyway.
     
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