I've been exploring the rest of the sight. A lot of good posts and plenty of good reading. While reading through the "Tales of Open Carry" I ran across posts where either shopkeepers or LEOs have asked the people exercising OC for a permit to prove they have the gun legally. I'm not sure if I'll ever do OC, but I was wondering what kind of proof of ownership or permit we need to show if we're stopped. When I bought my 19 from a local store, I was not knowledgeable enough to ask. They kept the pistol permit that I got from the Wake County Sheriff's Office. Do I need a permit, and if so, where can I get it? joe Wanna kill these ads? We can help!