Concealed Carry

Concertina wire surrounding a prison
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Corrections officers from North Carolina prisons could carry concealed firearms while off duty without a permit under a legislative proposal that seeks to help them protect themselves from a growing number of threats from prison gangs.

North Carolina legislative building
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State senators have passed a measure that would do away with handgun permits and add more places people can carry or store firearms.