Panthers DE Hardy turns over 10 guns to policeCarolina Panthers NFL football defensive end Greg Hardy leaves the Mecklenburg County jail after being released on bond in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Hardy was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault on a female and communicating threats. (AP Photo)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A Mecklenburg County Sheriff's spokeswoman says Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has turned over 10 guns to police as part of a court order.
Julia Rush says all the guns surrendered Friday were legal under North Carolina statutes. A license is not needed to own a gun in the state, only a permit to purchase and carry a concealed weapon.
The guns were an assortment of semi-automatic rifles and .12-gauge shotguns.
The 25-year-old Hardy, tagged as Carolina's franchise player this season, voluntarily surrendered the weapons.
Hardy was arrested Tuesday for assaulting a female and communicating threats. He was released Wednesday on $17,000 bond. As part of his bond agreement he was ordered to turn over all weapons he owns or has access to.
His next court date is June 27.
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