NEWS 3/29/23 11:28am

The state flag of North Carolina flies above the North Carolina State Capitol Building on June 11.

Pistol purchase permits no longer required in state of North Carolina

With the statewide change, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office will no longer issue or require pistol purchase permits. The process to purchase a handgun in the state is now only limited by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, instead of both the NICS and a state pistol purchase permit.