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 Is Open Carry inside a bank in NC legal?
Walsh  [Team Member]
9/11/2009 3:23:26 AM
I saw someone post this on another NC forum. I thought banks were off limits for both CHL holders as well as for open carry.

I'm sure they might call the police, but I'd like to know ahead of time.

Thanks in advance,
Walsh
Tucow  [Team Member]
9/11/2009 9:38:30 AM
I'm fairly sure they ARE OFF LIMITS, and, if for some reason they aren't, it is NOT the place to test it.
COLT113  [Member]
9/11/2009 9:44:28 AM
NC CCW clearly states banks, credit unions and savings and loans as a no gun area
GS14.296
RDTCU  [Member]
9/11/2009 9:44:56 AM
You can carry concealed in banks down here. Some will try to get by with the dinky little "no concealed weapons" door stickers that do not even remotely follow the very specifically designed guidelines for such posted signs. Personal friend has been responsible for getting several of those stickers removed, as he does significant business with large amounts of cash, and he WILL NOT go to the bank without his CCW. He has had words with managers, and has always won out in the end...
Only time i've been IN a bank in years was to talk about mortgages...
Spiffums  [Team Member]
9/11/2009 10:49:31 AM

Originally Posted By RDTCU:
You can carry concealed in banks down here. Some will try to get by with the dinky little "no concealed weapons" door stickers that do not even remotely follow the very specifically designed guidelines for such posted signs. Personal friend has been responsible for getting several of those stickers removed, as he does significant business with large amounts of cash, and he WILL NOT go to the bank without his CCW. He has had words with managers, and has always won out in the end...
Only time i've been IN a bank in years was to talk about mortgages...

Money talks huh?
Walsh  [Team Member]
9/11/2009 11:54:53 AM
Originally Posted By COLT113:
NC CCW clearly states banks, credit unions and savings and loans as a no gun area
GS14.296


Thanks....I think the poster (from reading the posters from SC) had the states confused.

And no, I wasn't about to test it.

Walsh

RDTCU  [Member]
9/11/2009 12:01:11 PM
Originally Posted By Walsh:
Originally Posted By COLT113:
NC CCW clearly states banks, credit unions and savings and loans as a no gun area
GS14.296


Thanks....I think the poster (from reading the posters from SC) had the states confused.

And no, I wasn't about to test it.

Walsh



No i wasn't confused, just rubbing it in i guess...
Well we don't have open carry and can't carry where alcohol is consumed on site...
FlatFrogFlyer  [Member]
9/11/2009 4:16:34 PM
No, open carry in a financial institution in NORTH CAROLINA is NOT against the law.

The state statute 14-269 only addresses concealed carry.

You can see the limitations on concealed carry in 14‑415.11 c
Walsh  [Team Member]
9/11/2009 9:05:37 PM
Originally Posted By FlatFrogFlyer:
No, open carry in a financial institution in NORTH CAROLINA is NOT against the law.

The state statute 14-269 only addresses concealed carry.

You can see the limitations on concealed carry in 14‑415.11 c


The plot thinckens....now I have to read it

Walsh

FlatFrogFlyer  [Member]
9/11/2009 10:16:10 PM
Originally Posted By Walsh:
Originally Posted By FlatFrogFlyer:
No, open carry in a financial institution in NORTH CAROLINA is NOT against the law.

The state statute 14-269 only addresses concealed carry.

You can see the limitations on concealed carry in 14‑415.11 c


The plot thinckens....now I have to read it

Walsh



Would it also help to know that the North Carolina Justice Academy teaches this very thing in the concealed carry instructors class. It's right out of the "LAWS GOVERNING CONCEALED HANDGUN AND USE OF DEADLY FORCE" book otherwise known as the yellow book. (pages 8 & 9 if you want another instructor to verify)
Walsh  [Team Member]
9/12/2009 12:09:49 AM
Originally Posted By FlatFrogFlyer:


Would it also help to know that the North Carolina Justice Academy teaches this very thing in the concealed carry instructors class. It's right out of the "LAWS GOVERNING CONCEALED HANDGUN AND USE OF DEADLY FORCE" book otherwise known as the yellow book. (pages 8 & 9 if you want another instructor to verify)


Thanks...I'll ask my instructor. It might have been covered in the class years ago and I didn't take note of it.

Should I ever take a large amount of money out in cash I'll be sure to dress with shirt and tie so as to give the appearance of possibly being a detective before the screaming starts.

Thanks,
Walsh

sharps54  [Team Member]
9/21/2009 3:12:51 AM
FFF is 100% right, while it might not be the smartest thing to do (don't be surprised if some banks call the police) it IS LEGAL to open carry in a bank in NC.
KC65  [Team Member]
9/25/2009 12:15:13 PM
Under N.C. common law,you can still be charged with "Going armed to the terror of the people".
Walsh  [Team Member]
9/25/2009 12:39:07 PM
Originally Posted By KC65:
Under N.C. common law,you can still be charged with "Going armed to the terror of the people".


This has been covered ad nauseum and I have asked cops I know. The mere presence of a weapon in a holster where legal does NOT fit the criteria of "going armed to the terror of the people."

If one acts like an ass if an officer asks you to please consider concealing your weapon if you have a permit, or refuse to lock it in your car as a storeowner can ask anyone to leave the store, you might get arrested for being a jack ass if you act like one, and that might be the charge used to arrest you, but you are not going to jail for legally having a weapon in a holster.

Walsh
emt322636  [Team Member]
9/25/2009 1:55:22 PM
I've heard many a police officer say that there needs to be a misdemeanor law for "aggravated ass-hatery" lol
Walsh  [Team Member]
9/25/2009 2:00:28 PM
Originally Posted By emt322636:
I've heard many a police officer say that there needs to be a misdemeanor law for "aggravated ass-hatery" lol


I've heard "felony stupid"...LOL

Most cops have essentially told me, 'do you really think I want to have to drive someone downtown and go through all that crap for nothing? I'll give them every opportunity I can if I don't think they are a threat. But if they insist on being an asshole and it's near the end of my shift I'll just call the wife and tell her I'll be late and collect the overtime."

Walsh