Skip to comments.Gun show attracts hundreds to fairgrounds(NC)
Posted on 01/25/2010 4:14:11 AM PST by marktwain
Hundreds of people from Craven and nearby counties came to the Craven County Fairgrounds this weekend for one of five annual gun and knife shows sponsored by a Pamlico County businessman.
They are among 25 shows Sherwood Caraway of Merritt has been holding east of Raleigh for two decades because people in Eastern North Carolina hunt and are taught gun safety as a way of life.
Sheriff Jerry Monette said he had issued between 80 and 100 permits to purchase guns by early afternoon Sunday.
They find a gun looking and go ahead and buy it that day, Monette said.
A gun permit wasnt required for the ammunition Steven Teague of New Bern or Charlie Wilton of Newport bought after paying their $7 entry fee.
Teague, retired after 20 years in the Marine Corps and 20 years in civil service, said he was mostly looking for toys he didnt have.
Both men said they hunt a little but mostly target shoot.
Wilton said were the only nation left on the face of the earth to have the freedom we do.
Caraway said that despite last years U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmation of Second Amendment rights to bear arms, gun advocates have greater concern about that liberty when Democrats control Congress and the White House.
But its good for the gun industry and dealers, he said. 2009 was the best year we every had. It was at its peak in November (2008) through May, settled down some but is still stronger than ever.
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Exactly what I am thinking. Just why the H do they need a permit to purchase a gun? Doesnt Iowa have the same demented laws?
The permit applies to handguns only. And most importantly, it is a permit to purchase, not a permit to own or to carry. The seller of the weapon takes possession of the permit. This holds true even when the sale is between two private citizens. This is the vehicle that NC uses to ensure that felons and the mentally impaired not own a firearm.
OK, here’s the deal, I live in NC and just filed for a handgun permit last week in Johnston County at the Sheriff’s office in Smithfield. In order to buy a rifle, a quick background check is run at the store you are purchasing at, and you can walk out with it. A handgun requires a permit, and the application takes one week to process. Wednesday I’ll be able to buy up to five permits (at $5.00 each). The application has several personal questions like “have you ever been hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder?” and “were you discharged from the US Armed Forces with anything less than an Honorable Discharge?” etc.
I paid $300 for a .357 revolver last week, and $100 for two boxes of ammo. I left with the ammo, but had to go to Smithfield to apply for a handgun permit. I’ll go ahead and purchase 5 and just hold on to them. When I go to pick up the .357, I’ll have to turn over one of the permits to the gunshop.
Last month I bought a .22 rifle from Wal-mart, and they called in my name, social security number, etc., and I was able to leave with it. So in NC we have a different standard that applies to handgun ownership. If I remember correctly the idea is to forestall an angry moment situation, where someone gets pissed off at his boss or whatever, drives to the gunstore, buys a handgun and then goes on a rampage. A cooling off period, I guess, between application for, and approval of, a handgun.
There may be special situations where the Sheriff’s Office is co-operating with a gunshow, for example, and runs the requisite background check the same day for a handgun. In general there’s an interval of about a week.
This applies to private sales as well.
Fortunately, they'll recognize my Florida Concealed Carry Permit when I travel through there.
That may well be, but North Carolina requires a permit to purchase a handgun which must be obtained from either the Sheriff or in some counties the clerk of the Superior Court, after paying a $5 fee and providing proof of identification and background check. The permit is good for 5 years or until used.
Yeah, what Axeslinger said.
Background check? Constitutional.
Permit? Fees? Waiting period of one week? Blatantly Unconstitutional.
Imagine getting a permit each time you had to cast a vote.....or paying fees each time you did! This is lunacy!
“Background check? Constitutional.”
NOT Constitutional. Asking permission for a right is blatantly unconstitutional. Do we do a background check for free speech?
Not crazy about the system, but there must be some system in place to ensure that convicted felons are unable to purchase a firearm.
Oh, so THAT's why they don't call it an "ammunition permit"! [facepalm]
In Michigan, one must get a permit ahead of time to buy a handgun. This is separate and distinct from the background check doen at point of purchase for a long gun.
No background check per se, but there are limits on free speech acknowledged by all (shouting “Fire” in a crowded theater). I believe the basic background check for a firearm is the equivalent.
I am all for gun rights and think every person in this country should be able to buy a handung, or a .50 BMG, but I also concede that the equivalent limit to “Fire” is the basic background check.
Wilton said were the only nation left on the face of the earth to
have the freedom we do.
Well, Switzerland is probably pretty comparable on gun rights.
Except that “men of a certain age” are required to keep their
military rifle at home.
“I believe the basic background check for a firearm is the equivalent.”
Asking permission to buy a gun is like being told you cannot shout “Fire!” in a theater?? Since when does buying a gun cause a panic that can injure or kill people?
I gave that as an example of a limitation.
Imagine going your way and selling guns to mulsim extremists in this country. You really think that’s a good idea????