As a result of recent world events, some people have found it necessary to
seek further protection and education by getting concealed carry handgun
Since 1995, North Carolina has allowed qualified applicants to obtain a
permit to carry a concealed handgun upon completion of the concealed carry
handgun permit course, according to North Carolina law.
“The course to receive your concealed carry handgun permit is the first
step that the recipient must undergo,” said Christopher Robinson, owner of Patriot Training and Consulting, LLC of Jacksonville, N.C. “You will want to make sure that the course that you are
attending is taught by a licensed instructor and that he covers all of the
areas that need to be covered.”
The next step, after completion of the permit course is to go down to the
county sheriff’s office to fill out and turn in an application to receive
the concealed carry handgun permit.
Robinson added, by filling out the application, which must be notarized,
you are swearing or affirming that all of the information that you
submitted is accurate and correct. On that application it asks if you
attended the eight-hour concealed carry handgun permit course and attended
the live-fire range.
A course that is only eight hours including range time, does not qualify.
The cost of the permit is $90 plus the cost of the concealed carry handgun
“Upon receiving your permit, it is good for five years,” said Robinson. “It
would behoove permit holders to periodically update their knowledge of
current laws and any changes that may have occurred.”
Permit holders should also be mindful of where they can and cannot carry
their handguns concealed such as churches, theaters or military
installations. The website http://www.patriottac.com has the laws regarding
concealed handgun carrying and it updates at least every 30 days to assure
“I believe that having your concealed carry handgun permit is important
because you never know when you may need to defend yourself or someone
else,” said Mark Buechner, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron
administration chief. “It is also our Second Amendment right to bear arms.”