Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields made an announcement Friday on the impact of the face coverings requirement on carrying concealed weapons.
“If a Moore County citizen has a valid CCW (Carry Concealed Weapon) permit, it is in fact legal for that person to carry/possess a concealed handgun while wearing a mask for the purposes of protection versus the COVID-19 virus,” said Fields. “It is important to note that a person must remove the mask when asked to do so by a law enforcement officer at a traffic stop or any other time that the officer is conducting an official investigation where the person requested either is the subject of the investigation or possesses valuable information to assist the officer.”
If you have any questions, please direct them to the sheriff’s office at 910-947-2931.
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