Knife carry law reform in North Carolina

Discussion in 'Knife Laws' started by Warmouth, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. Warmouth

    Warmouth

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    Apr 6, 2021
    There is a chance this year to expand the concealed carry of knives in the state of North Carolina.

    The suggested change would allow the everyday carry of any legal to possess knife with a blade of 6 inches or less concealed on one's person.

    Open carry of any legal knives is already legal unless otherwise restricted by NC state and local law.

    Nothing has been introduced in terms of legislation but Representative Mark Brody is seriously considering the idea.

    You can contact his office if you want to see the knife carry law in NC changed. Thanks

    https://www.ncleg.gov/Members/Biography/H/663
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021
  2. Warmouth

    Warmouth

    9
    Apr 6, 2021
    The current exemption to the NC concealed carry statute:

    (d) This section does not apply to an ordinary pocket knife carried in a closed position. As used in this section, "ordinary pocket knife" means a small knife, designed for carrying in a pocket or purse, that has its cutting edge and point entirely enclosed by its handle, and that may not be opened by a throwing, explosive, or spring action.
     
  3. BeAnalog

    BeAnalog

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    Mar 12, 2021
    Thank you fo sharing this. I will be contacting the office.
     
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  4. Warmouth

    Warmouth

    9
    Apr 6, 2021
    The suggested language, in bold underline, if anyone cares:

    '(d) This section does not apply to an ordinary pocket knife carried in a closed position. As used in this section, "ordinary pocket knife" means a small knife, designed for carrying in a pocket or purse, that has its cutting edge and point entirely enclosed by its handle, and that may not be opened by a throwing, explosive, or spring action. Nor shall this section apply to carrying any other knife, or tool with a blade length of 6 inches or less, measured in a straight line from the tip of the blade to forward-most aspect of the hilt or handle, carried for lawful purposes.'
     

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