Handgun Permits

 Handgun Purchase Permit

Permits to buy handguns in North Carolina can be obtained from the county sheriff (or, in some counties, the clerk of superior court). In Union County, it is the Sheriff’s Office.
You must obtain a handgun purchase permit whether you purchase the weapon from a commercial dealer or a private individual. The requirement also applies whether it is a transaction for money, an exchange or a gift. Anytime the weapon changes hands, a permit is required.
You must have one permit for each handgun you are purchasing. Multiple long guns may also be purchased with a single handgun permit, however they must be purchased in a single transaction.

** If you have a valid concealed carry permit you do not need a purchase permit to buy a handgun.

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