In North Carolina, every handgun dealer must keep an accurate record of all sales, including the buyer’s name, residence, and the date of sale.1 This record must be open to the inspection of any police officer in the state.2

North Carolina does not have any laws requiring the reporting of firearm sales to a state or local agency.

See our Retention of Firearm Sales and Background Check Records policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-406. ⤴︎
  2. Id. ⤴︎