Legal Information: North Carolina

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
November 27, 2017

If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

If a person has been convicted of a felony, s/he cannot have or buy a gun under North Carolina state law.  Having a firearm in violation of this law is a class G felony.*


In addition, federal laws, which apply to all states, also restrict a person's right to have a gun if s/he has been convicted of certain crimes.  Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.


* NCGS § 14-415.1(a)