Laws of North Carolina that need to change, Part 6 – Carrying of weapons into assemblies

According to North Carolina Law,

(a)            It shall be unlawful for any person to carry any gun, rifle, or pistol into any assembly where a fee has been charged for admission thereto, or into any establishment in which alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed.  Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

So it looks like it is illegal to carry a concealed firearm into a movie theater. Does that make sense?

2 Responses to Laws of North Carolina that need to change, Part 6 – Carrying of weapons into assemblies

  1. I had forgotten the wording on this one. Any precedents for movie theaters being counted as assemblies? Such an odd word, anyway. Sounds like something we had in school, but of course there was no admission fee for those.

  2. I think that what they were shooting for by calling it an “assembly” was sports events. I don’t think that they intended to capture movie theaters, but they did.

    You have to remember that this law was passed when the Democrats were in charge, and the anti-gun members wrote the laws to be as restrictive as they could get away with.