North Carolina permits the open carrying of a long gun or a handgun in a motor vehicle with no license or permit required. Except when on one’s own premises, a person who carries a concealed firearm without a permit commits a misdemeanor. A second offense constitutes a felony.1 For information about guns in vehicles on school property in North Carolina, see Guns in Schools in North Carolina.

  1. N.C. Gen. Stat. §14-269. ⤴︎