Originally posted by Nelybarg
thanks for the link. as far as i know, i can only buy without a permit with a letter from the chief, for duty purposes.
I never looked into it before, not being LEO. But from reading the link I provided, all you have to do is declare the gun is going to be used for official duties and you can purchase using your LEO credentials. Otherwise, you have to get a permit. Also, I don't understand the reasoning behind it, but apparently LEO can apply for and get a concealed carry permit(aren't you allowed to carry concealed already anyway?). And if you got a CCW permit, you would not need to get a permit for each purchase(official duty or not), just like anyone else that has a concealed carry permit.
"The requirement for obtaining a permit before purchasing or receiving a handgun does
not apply to law enforcement officers of North Carolina, who are authorized by law to carry
firearms. To use such an exemption, however, the law enforcement officer must identify
himself to the vendor or donor as being a law enforcement officer authorized to carry
firearms, and further state that the purpose for the weapon is directly related to his official
duties. Law enforcement officers need to be aware that if the purchase of the weapon is not
directly related to the law enforcement officer's official duties, they would be required to
obtain a permit prior to the receipt of the weapon."