Laws of North Carolina that need to change, Part 11 – No Crossbows without a permit (UPDATE: 5-9-11 REPEALED!)

Did you know that North Carolina requires you to have the same permit to buy a crossbow as to buy a pistol?

(a)        It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation in this State to sell, give away, or transfer, or to purchase or receive, at any place within this State from any other place within or without the State any pistol or crossbow unless: (i) a license or permit is first obtained under this Article by the purchaser or receiver from the sheriff of the county in which the purchaser or receiver resides; or (ii) a valid North Carolina concealed handgun permit is held under Article 54B of this Chapter by the purchaser or receiver who must be a resident of the State at the time of the purchase.

Given the cost of a crossbow, maybe they were trying to encourage the purchase of a pistol instead.

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