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Legal Information: North Carolina

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
May 1, 2019

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.1

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.

1 NCGS § 14-415.1(a)