I want to start this story off by saying that it is safe to say that the man in this incident was not legally carrying. North Carolina requires a concealed carry permit from North Carolina or any other state to carry concealed legally. North Carolina is not a Constitutional Carry state.
This past Saturday afternoon, shoppers were sent into a frenzy after hearing a gunshot at the SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. The shoppers didn’t know that this wasn’t an active shooter situation or any other type of gun violence.
A 22-year-old man was carrying a gun and had a negligent discharge. The bullet hit him in his upper leg. He was brought to the hospital and treated for his injuries. The police gave him a citation regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon but didn’t specify exactly what it was for.
As I mentioned, I’m pretty sure this man didn’t have a valid concealed carry permit. On Feb. 9, 2022, he was arrested for financial card theft and obtaining property under false pretense. But this is still a reminder that you should be carrying in a proper concealed carry holster.
What is a proper holster?
It needs to cover the trigger guard completely, hold the firearm securely and allow access to the firearm reliably.