Going armed to the terror of the people (NC Common Law Crime)

State: North Carolina

 

Going armed to the terror of the people (NC Common Law Crime)

A person guilty of this offense

(1)  arms himself or herself with an unusual and dangerous weapon

(2)  for the purpose of terrifying others and

(3)  goes about on public highways

(4)  in a manner to cause terror to the people.

Punishment

Class 1 misdemeanor. G.S. 14-3(a).

Source

This is a common law offense. State v. Dawson, 272 N.C. 535, 541-42 (1968); State v. Huntly, 25 N.C. 418, 418 (1843); State v. Staten, 32 N.C. App. 495, 496-97 (1977) (citing Dawson).