Last week, I saw a non-Leo citizen (apparently) open-carrying in our local Walmart. This is the first time I've seen this in my several years of living in North Carolina (in the Durham/Chapel Hill area), and I was frankly surprised. I was under the impression that the grotesquely vague statute concerning 'going armed to the terror of the public' rendered open carry basically illegal--or at least made you liable to a misdemeanor charge if someone decided they were 'terrified' by your safe, holstered handgun. Here is the only state publication I can find concerning this law: Pardon my French, but what in the hell does that mean? Does anyone know how this law is actually played out on the ground? Is it legal to open carry in NC, or just legal until someone decides they don't like it, or what???