Gun Laws

Sentencing Victory

An 18 month sentence may not seem like a great outcome, but when your client is caught selling multiple fire arms and marijuana to an undercover officer, a year and a half in jail is a truly remarkable outcome. Our client was arrested years ago after police were following up on a string of home…

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How will the new gun bans affect me?

I’ve written previously about North Carolina gun laws that can affect the ownership, use, and possession of guns. People convicted of felonies are prohibited from owning, possessing or carrying weapons or ammunition under North Carolina and federal criminal law. In addition, federal laws make it illegal for someone convicted of certain Domestic Violence offenses from…

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North Carolina Gun Laws and Regulations

What are the different types of guns? What is an “assault rifle” and what was the assault weapons ban? Does it still apply? Do all guns need to be registered? What guns are illegal to own? Who can own a gun? Who can’t? What kind of permit do I need to buy or own a…

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Firearm by Felon Convictions Overturned

A federal judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled on Friday that a man convicted of a federal firearm by felon charge should be released from prison. The ruling comes in the wake of U.S. v. Simmons, 649 F.3d 237 (2011), a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals case decided in August 2011 that…

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North Carolina Gun Rights

The crimes committed in Aurora, Colorado (and the accompanying tragedy for the thousands of family members and friends immediately affected) is calling attention to various gun ownership reforms. Let’s review some of the key North Carolina and federal criminal laws (see more here about the Federal Government’s Project Safe Neighborhoods) that affect gun ownership. As…

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Class 3 Weapons and National Firearms Act Gun Trusts

It is illegal for someone to possess a fully automatic rifle without a Class 3 federal firearms license. In addition, someone who has a Class 3 license needs to follow specific rules and regulations regarding the transportation of these weapons even from someone’s home to a firing range. The rules can be onerous. In recent…

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Concealed Carry Permits in North Carolina

People eligible to carry handguns concealed can apply for permits in North Carolina. The details on how to apply for a concealed carry permit in Wake County are available here. In North Carolina, the fact that you’re a concealed carry permit holder is a public record. More than 240,000 North Carolinians have applied for and…

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Federal gun charges, Project Safe Neighborhoods

If you’re convicted of felony gun crime in Raleigh’s state court – the Wake County Courthouse – at most you could face five or six years in prison, depending on the charge. The more serious the charge, the longer the time.
These charges include felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm (14-71.1), […]

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