Concealed-Carry Permits Triple in North Carolina since 2010

posted on August 3, 2019

Rising steadily since 2010, the number of concealed-carry permits in North Carolina has tripled—indicating a growing interest in people there availing themselves to their Second Amendment rights.

As of last January, there were some 647,500 concealed-carry permits issued by the state compared to about 177,700 nine years ago, according to the State Bureau of Investigations.

These skyrocketing statistics are being widely reported in the news media in North Carolina, where local residents attest to the greater interest in being armed.

One newspaper noted: “Concealed-carry permits, which have to be renewed every five years, let the holder bear non-visible handguns in all legal spaces in North Carolina.

A local TV station interviewed a single mother who is learning about firearms. She said she started going to a gun range to learn about safety and how to shoot.

“Charlotte is on the high rise of a lot of murders and burglaries,” she commented, adding that it was time to protect herself and her children. “You don’t want to be like a sitting duck," she said. "At least put up some type of fight.”


AR rifle
AR rifle

America's Rifle

Gun-control activists and politicians don't want citizens to know the truth about these semi-automatic rifles. So here is the history, and the contemporary facts, about these rifles.

The New Balance of Power

Almost as soon as the voting was over, President Biden once again said that he wants to sign a ban on pretty much every firearm sold in the U.S. Though he likely doesn't have the votes to do so in this Congress, this balance of power does give him some opportunities to go after our freedom.

The Story Behind the Sale of Barrett Firearms

“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the Barrett story,” says Ronnie Barrett.

Why the Legal Fight in Illinois Matters So Much

When a governor, along with a majority of a state’s legislators, decide to take a civil right from American citizens, they have decided to start a constitutional fight.

The Armed Citizen® January 27, 2023

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Biden Doesn’t Get to Tell Us We Can’t Own Semi-Automatic Firearms

Semi-automatic firearms have been popularly sold to private citizens since the late-19th century. They are the most-popular design sold today and have clear constitutional protections. So, no, the president doesn't get to tell us we can't own them.


Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.