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Posted: 1/15/2002 7:22:00 PM EDT
Contemplating a move to North Carolina... Do they allow Civilian ownership of ClassIII weapons ?
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 7:46:18 PM EDT
No, NC is not Class III friendly. A civilian can legally own a class III weapon for R&D purposes, but getting the CLEO (Sheriff) to sign off on it is just about imposible. There are a couple of counties that you may have some luck in, but for the most part, no Class III's in NC.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 7:53:39 PM EDT
This might help: [url]http://www.jus.state.nc.us/NCJA/firearms.htm#machine[/url] C.MACHINE GUNS Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 14-409 it is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to manufacture, sell, give away, dispose of, use or possess machine guns, sub-machine guns, or other like weapons. A machine gun or sub-machine gun is one which shoots, or can be readily restored to shoot more than one round, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. It also includes any frame or receiver of such a weapon, or parts used in converting a weapon into a machine gun or sub-machine gun. This prohibition does not apply to the following: 1.Banks, merchants, and recognized business establishments for use in their respective places of business. However, these persons must first apply to and receive from the Sheriff of the county in which their business is located, a permit to possess the weapon for the purpose of defending their business; 2.Officers and soldiers of the United States Army, when in the discharge of their official duties; 3.Officers and soldiers of the Militia and the State Guard when being called into actual service; 4.Officers of the State, or county, city or town, charged with the execution of laws of the State, when acting in the discharge of their official duties; and 5.The manufacture, use, or possession of such weapons for scientific or experimental purposes when such manufacture, use, or possession is lawful under federal laws and the weapon is registered with a Federal agency, and a permit to manufacture, use, or possess the weapon has been obtained by the Sheriff of the county in which the weapon is located. Any bona fide resident of the state who now owns a machine gun used in former wars may retain and keep that weapon at his own property, as a relic or souvenir, without violating the provisions of this section, as long as he reports this weapon to the Sheriff of the county in which he lives. Therefore, certain conditions must be met by the possessor of a machine gun before it may be lawfully kept in North Carolina. First, the possessor must fall within one of the specifically listed exceptions to the general prohibition of ownership. Second, one must also apply for a permit to possess the weapon from the Sheriff. It is then the responsibility of the Sheriff to satisfy himself as to the lawfulness of the reason for such possession and of the good moral character of the possessor. Among other considerations, the Sheriff should consider the inherent danger to the public as a result of the possession of a machine gun. It has been consistently held within our office that the valid licensing of an individual to possess a machine gun under Federal law does not automatically legitimate his possession of the weapon in the various counties of North Carolina. Nor does such federal licensing require the Sheriff to issue a permit for the possession of such a weapon without first satisfying the prerequisites of G.S. 14-409. Therefore, the permit provisions of G.S. 14-409 would need to be complied with, even though a person is currently licensed under federal law to possess a machine gun.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 9:17:46 PM EDT
It must not be to hard to get classIII here {charlotte area) I see at least one a month at the range. And they rent them at the indoor range I go to. Haven't looked into it to much tho. Those toys are to expensive for this poor boy. just my $.02
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 9:52:16 PM EDT
Reason I ask is, I have a Suppressed M11/9 soon to be in my possession... Here in PA, Class III is no big deal... If I can't legally take my C3 stuff with me to NC, there's no point in moving there... Too many communist states among us...BUMMER...
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 2:13:55 AM EDT
New Hanover county won't sign for one but an adjacent county will...a buddy over there just bought a Thompson the other day......no he's littering the range with Wolf steel cased 45s.....the shitty part is that he didn't even call me......Dick
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 4:30:28 AM EDT
Some NC counties WILL sign off, others will not. However if the Sheriff will not sign off, you may ask a judge, prosecutor, county attorney, etc... You will not be limited by the sheriff only. Call up the county you intend to move to and ask. Hope this helps. If you move to the NC NW Mountains (Watauga County) I can give you the name of a Pro-Gun Sheriff's Deputy who will be a LOT of help. [b][red][i]Libertas an Mortis![/b][/red][/i]
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