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Permit to purchase a handgun?

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by babarracing, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Hey Guys my son is at Bragg now. He left from there went to Irag and came back this past Summer. I was talking on the phone to him last night. He went to a gun shop and the someone there told him he had to buy a $5.00 permit and show a copy of his orders to Bragg to get one. Is this true? And If so why don't you give them to combat veterans for free? And where do you Free Americans have to go to get a permit. Perplexed, I'd hate to see what you poor souls must have to do for a CCW. PS I know and so does my son that CCW is absolutely forbidden on Bragg.
  2. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

    Apr 5, 1999
    Central Florida
    Tell your son Welcome home and Thanks for his service to our Great Country and good luck on getting his ccw weapon. :cool:

  3. A person has to go to the sherrifs office and pay $5 per permit, and you can get 3 at a time. If he is stationed at Bragg, then he has to get proof, and then go to that counties sherrif's office.

    To get a CCW, there is an 8 hour course with shooting qualification and a fee for the application. Then you have to wait up to 90 days.
  4. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

    Oct 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    You can get five at a time.

    Dude, you don't even know what the local Dems are like. We can live with wait periods and pistol permits. NJ has the mafia, NC has the Democratic party.
  5. you have got to be kidding me! After putting your life on the line in a combat zone in an MOS that can get your ass killed your state seriously thinks that some NRA knucklehead can impart some great insight to someone who uses an M4 and whatever model it's called 92 daily :rofl:to a combat veteran. Get real.
    Viet Nam veteran
    Former Zebulon NC resident
  6. NC Bullseye

    NC Bullseye

    Aug 14, 2006
    From your post it appears that you're talking about the NC Concealed Carry Handgun course. Also from your response it's apparent that you haven't taken it or you'd be aware that it's not an 8 hour shooting course.

    Half or better of the time is spent on NC laws for use of deadly force and NC law on concealed carry. The balance is on making sure that firearm safety and basic firearm knowledge are covered. Also covered are skills relating to concealed carry such as holster types, method of presentation, clothing considerations, minimal shooting proficiency, etc.

    Combat training doesn't equate to an understanding of local law and concealed carry. I agree that the latter part of the classes may be dry for a combat vet but I've rarely seen anyone including vets, LEO's, FFDO's and others that have a job that includes firearms go through the class without picking up at least a few nuggets of knowledge they had forgot or didn't know.

    I do give considerations to vets in my courses but hey, what do ya expect from a "NRA knucklehead" who is also a vet. :supergrin:
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  7. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    You can thank the Federal Government for such nonsense.

    The Pistol Purchase Permit is NC's answer to the mandatory background check requirements from the Brady Handgun Act (and changed by the implementation of NICS).

    You go to the local Sheriff's office, get the background check done, and they give you between 1 and 5 Pistol Purchase Permits. Five bucks each.

    You then have a number of days (30? 60? :dunno:) to use the permits to buy pistols before they expire.

    He'll have to show his orders to Bragg to prove that he's a resident (albeit temporarily) of NC, otherwise he can run afoul of the Federal Firearms laws restricting out of state handgun purchases.

    If he gets a NC concealed carry permit (which is where the training course comes in), then the state recognizes the background check done for that as sufficient for purchasing handguns for as long as the permit is valid - typically five years. Concealed Permits are more expensive - you'll likely spend 75-100 bucks for the training and another 50-60 bucks for the permit application. They take longer, too - six weeks or so for the full background check. The upside is that you can carry a concealed weapon, you can have a loaded weapon in your car without it being in plain sight, and you can go buy any handgun you want, any time you want, without having to first get a purchase permit.

    The Concealed Carry classes aren't a complete waste of time. You spend quite a bit of time going over NC laws regarding self-defense, i.e. under what circumstances you're legally able to USE a firearm. Also covered is what you're required to do if approached by a law enforcement official while carrying a firearm. You also go over stuff about where you can and can't legally carry a firearm, including places where you can carry a firearm, but not concealed, and some other places where you might be able to carry a firearm, but not openly. If you're going to actually USE a concealed carry permit, you need to know that stuff, no matter how safe you are around firearms or how well you know how to use them. And honestly, are there any of us who couldn't use a refresher on firearms safety every now and then?
  8. Dean


    Nov 4, 2006
    Soldiers, Ex- cops, and EVERYBODY else need the FULL Concealed Carry Handgun Course. You'd be a fool not to take it, from a defensive legal standpoint and also from a practical knowledge standpoint. The rules of engagement for a street cop in NYC are totally different from those for a citizen in Oregon. A Soldier or Marine operating in Iraq is not qualified to carry a pistol concealed on the streets of North Carolina. He needs training, and lots of private study. :drillsgt:
  9. javi


    Mar 31, 2007
    Just an FYI, pistol purchase permits are valid for 5 years... upto the sheriff as to how many they give at a time, up to 5...
  10. I concede to all your points but Your still an "NRA Knucklehead. AT later time I'll post individually 3 personal reasons why I think the NRA is a waste of time.
    Also if you state wasn't so Left wing maybe you would have laws as we do.

    1, Make MY day applies to both vehicle and home.
    2, It is legal to carry a loaded and chambered handgun anywhere in your vehicle or concealed on your person in your vehicle as long as your not a abuser or criminal one and the same in my opinion. And as far as the rest of that stuff goes if you don't carry 24/7 maybe you are a gambler. And if a person who has CCW don't practice often they're a fool.