§ 23-2. Prohibition against Deadly Weapons in County Buildings and Appurtenant Premises; Parks. 
As used in this Chapter, deadly weapons shall include guns, bowie knives, dirks, daggers, slingshots,
loaded canes, metallic knuckles, razors, shurikins, stun guns or other deadly weapons of like kind, as
and the caselaw interpreting the same.  Notwithstanding, however, no
provision of this Chapter shall be interpreted in a manner contrary to the provisions of N.C. Gen. Stat. §14-
To the full extent permitted by Article 54B of Chapter 14 of the North Carolina General Statutes (as the
same exists and may be amended), it shall be unlawful for any person to bring any deadly weapon, openly
or concealed, into any building or portion of a building now or hereafter owned, leased as lessee, operated,
occupied, managed or controlled by Henderson County, as well as the appurtenant premises to such
buildings, collectively hereinafter referred to as "County-owned or County-controlled property." 
It shall be unlawful for any person to bring any deadly weapon, openly or concealed, in or on to any
County owned or operated recreational facility, so long as the same is posted in accord with N.C. Gen. Stat.
§14-415.23.  As used herein, the term “recreational facility” includes only the following:
(1)        An athletic field, including any appurtenant facilities such as restrooms, during an 
organized athletic event if the field had been scheduled for use with the municipality 
or county office responsible for operation of the park or recreational area.
(2)        A swimming pool, including any appurtenant facilities used for dressing, storage of personal
items, or other uses relating to the swimming pool.
(3)        A facility used for athletic events, including, but not limited to, a gymnasium.
The holder of a valid concealed handgun permit may, nevertheless, secure such handgun in a locked vehicle within
the trunk, glove box, or other enclosed compartment or area within or on the motor vehicle.