Headed to the NRA Convention in North Carolina?

Then before you go, check out pdb’s handy guide to toting a heater in North Carolina.  NC honors my Indianastan permit, so if I can make it down to the convention I’m allowed to legally carry in North Carolina.  One big notice though is that the convention hall itself where the exhibits are being held is specifically noted as a “no fly zone” for your burner.  This is from NRA’s website:

North Carolina State law prohibits the carrying of firearms in the Charlotte Convention Center, the Bojangles Coliseum, and the Time Warner Cable Arena. In addition, the Rules and Regulations of the Charlotte Convention Center prohibit the carrying of firearms in the Center. Pursuant to Time Warner Cable Arena policy, all individuals entering the Arena will be subject to a magnetometer security check.

This is a change from last year’s convention in Arizona and the year before in Kentucky.  If you plan on carrying while you’re in North Carolina but not at the convention, make sure that you have a secure place in your hotel room for the gun.  If your hotel doesn’t have an in room safe, find out if they have safety deposit boxes or another place to secure your blastomatic.