(A)   Upon receipt of a duplicate application, the Police Department shall cause an investigation to be made of the applicant's business or moral character for the protection of the public safety and welfare. In the event that the investigation should reveal any of the following, the Chief of Police shall deny a permit to the applicant:
      (1)   Conviction of any crime or misdemeanor involving arson and/or other burnings, assault and battery, breaking and entering, bribery and corruption, burglary, embezzlement, conspiracy, conversion and misappropriation of funds, extortion or threats, forgery and counterfeiting, frauds and cheats, indecency and obscenity, larceny, loan sharking, possession or use of a controlled dangerous substance, rape and carnal abuse, receiving stolen property and any other crimes against the person or crimes involving moral turpitude;
      (2)   Conviction or any misdemeanor or disorderly person's offenses, common thievery, burglary, pickpocketing, carrying weapons, conspiracy, unlawful soliciting, assault and battery, fraud and misrepresentation, possession or use of habit producing drugs, shoplifting and any other offense involving moral turpitude; and/or
      (3)   Business pursuits resulting in fraud, misappropriation of funds or similar activity.
   (B)   The above crimes, misdemeanors or disorderly person's offenses shall be deemed to be those as defined or equivalent to crimes and disorderly person's offenses defined by law in the State of North Carolina.
   (C)   In the event that the Chief of Police shall deny a permit to the applicant, he or she shall detail the reasons for the denial.
   (D)   In the event that the investigation should not disclose any of the above, a permit shall be issued forthwith by the Chief of Police, upon which shall be affixed one photograph of the applicant.
(1986 Code, § 3-8.6)  (Ord. 09-15, passed 05-26-2009)