More on the Loss of Constitutional Rights in NC…for Snow

February 8, 2010 at 16:13 (Constitution/Constitutional Issues, General Stupidity, Gripe, Guns, News, Society)

Nice. What can you say about this kind of lunacy. Threats were probably not the right way to go to resolve the issue, but at least the authorities know they pissed some people off.

KING, N.C. — Residents in King were fumed over the weekend after a state of emergency declaration restricted the sale of alcohol and the carrying of firearms in vehicles.

King Police Chief Paula May said she’s received hundreds of threats related to the restrictions, which banned driving from 12 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m.

The state of emergency for King was declared by members of the City Council after Stokes County authorities also declared a state of emergency.

Under North Carolina law, May said, when a state of emergency is put into place that includes a ban on driving, the sale of alcohol and carrying of firearms in vehicles is also banned.

“I think there’s been some misinterpretation that I personally have declared martial law and taken away people’s right to bear arms and that’s erroneous,” May told WXII reporter Jermont Terry. “By law statue 14-288.7 automatically went into effect. And that law which goes into effect when there’s a state of emergency prohibits the transportation, purchase sale and possession of fire arms other than on ones own premises.”

The news of the ban created a firestorm of criticism.

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