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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 7/22/2008 4:23:11 PM EST
Hi I'm new to ARF com, my brother just introduced me to the site. My husband drives every morning between 2 cities for work. At the present, we don't own a pistol. So he is carrying a large (Rambo) hunting knife. Is it legal to conceal it in the state of NC or to carry it openly in the passenger compartment of the car while driving?

Thanks in advance for any replies!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:30:23 PM EST
I believe it needs to be in the open.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:55:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 4:59:31 PM EST by bigez]
§ 14‑269. Carrying concealed weapons.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person willfully and intentionally to carry concealed about his person any bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung shot, loaded cane, metallic knuckles, razor, shurikin, stun gun, or other deadly weapon of like kind, except when the person is on the person's own premises.

And Check THIS out:

§ 14‑269.6. Possession and sale of spring‑loaded projectile knives prohibited.

(a) On and after October 1, 1986, it shall be unlawful for any person including law‑enforcement officers of the State, or of any county, city, or town to possess, offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, give, loan, deliver, transport, manufacture or go armed with any spring‑loaded projectile knife, a ballistic knife, or any weapon of similar character. Except that it shall be lawful for a law‑enforcement agency to possess such weapons solely for evidentiary, education or training purposes.

(b) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 810, s. 1; 1993, c. 539, s. 167; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)



From: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bysection/chapter_14/gs_14-269.html
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:36:47 PM EST
Looks like my husband will have to put that away. I appreciate your help!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:22:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 6:26:09 PM EST by CRC]
It is 100% legal for him to carry openly

He cannot carry it concealed in any manner

Open carry is fine and legal

Carry in a sheath so part of the knife is visible is legal too. Just be sure your knife is not covered up by clothing.


Just put it on the passenger seat where it can be seen and your good to go.

Or you could lock it up in the trunk where it is not readily accessible while driving.

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