Fast Facts: North Carolina pistol purchase permit law repealed

  • Senate Bill 41 removes North Carolina’s requirement to obtain a pistol purchase permit before purchasing a handgun.
  • Senate Bill 41 doesn’t impact who may own a gun under North Carolina or federal law.
  • Senate Bill 41 doesn’t authorize the concealed carry of a handgun without a permit.
  • Background checks will still be required on all pistols purchased through a licensed dealer unless the purchaser has a valid North Carolina concealed carry permit.
  • Private sales may now be conducted without a pistol purchase permit, so long as both parties may legally possess a firearm.

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