The Union County Sheriffâ€™s Office says residents can apply for and purchase handgun permits online instead of going to the sheriffâ€™s office. The changes began late last month.
According to the sheriffâ€™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.
Update 5:50 PM: I’ve corrected this post. I originally thought (since it was a South Carolina newspaper reporting) that the ‘Union County’ referred to was there; in South Carolina. Now, thanks to several comments, I realize that it is Union County, North Carolina. So, exchanging South for North, I provide my edited comments of my own:
Really? I didn’t realize that in North Carolina you need to apply for a permit every single time you want to buy a handgun, or receive one as a gift. Granted, the permits are only $5 dollars but still, that seems like handgun registration to me.
I guess this is one of those instances where I can say, “Thank God I live in Vermont.”
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