NC Sheriff Denies Pistol Permit on Subjective “Moral Character” Reasoning

Mar 7, 2016 | 0 comments

Here in NC, we still have an old Jim Crow law that requires people to obtain a Pistol Purchase Permit from their county Sheriff before purchasing a handgun. While I disagree with having to get the Sheriffs blessing before purchasing a handgun, there’s a little part of the NC law that sticks in my craw even worse, and that’s that the Sheriff can deny a PPP to someone based on their moral character. NCGS 14-404 (a)(2):

(2) Fully satisfied himself or herself by affidavits, oral evidence, or otherwise, as to the good moral character of …read more