Skip to comments.Blizzard Strips Gun Owners of Concealed Carry Privilege(NC)
Posted on 12/29/2010 4:01:29 AM PST by marktwain
The recent blizzard that hammered North Carolina is also taking its toll on the states law abiding gun owners. Citizens possessing concealed carry permits who are caught packing heat during the state of emergency will be subject to criminal charges, per the states firearms law.
On Christmas Day, Lt. Governor Walter Dalton, in consultation with Governor Bev Perdue, called in the National Guard as snow covered every county in the state. Once a state of emergency is declared, concealed carry permits become null and void, and those who arent familiar with this bizarre stipulation in the law are subject to arrest and criminal prosecution:
It is also a misdemeanor under North Carolina law for a person to transport or possess, off his or her own premises, a dangerous weapon in an area during a declared state of emergency, or in the vicinity of a riot. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-288.7
Can you find any logic in North Carolinas firearms law for stripping law abiding gun owners of their concealed carry privileges during inclement weather?
A state of emergency should be absolutely when a person needs to defend their life and home from those that wish harm.
A darn stupid law worth ignoring, have to be smart and don’t get caught. Of course too many people think its time to strut around with their pimped out AR platforms like a bunch of gay crossdressers in a gayday float parade.
I think in my state of Alaska if and when a state of emergency was declared we all have to be armed and dangerous.
I know in the days right after 9/11 almost everybody was packing. When I went to work driving a concrete mixer I carried, we had no idea what could happen.
We have to defund the socialist agencies and defang the socialists themselves. Take away their government power toys. For their own safety and the safety of others.
Join a Tea Party. Get active.
State of Emergency usually proceeds a state of anarchy and that’s precisely when you’ll need protection.
Perhaps the Mentally retarded politicians do not understand that they have nothing to fear from the law-abiding CCW group - but they do have things to fear from the armed criminal element, who don’t give two sh*ts about the law - or an innocent’s life.
Where do we find politicans who are so intellectually devoid of common sense?
After Katrina, me and some neighbors started carrying openly on our hip or via shoulder holster. While I was posting an “Armed Community - Looters Will Be Shot” sign at the entrance to our road, a Florida Trooper cruised by - he smiled and headed out to find an area that might need his protection. Mississippi didn’t consider messing with our weapons in an emergency - on the other hand, New Orleans actively confiscated weapons and we all know how safe that made them...
It's with out a doubt the most important part of the law.
Indiana House Bill HB1065
Ahh, but the 2nd Amendment is alive and well regardless of what the state says. States rights no longer exist. We lost that war in 1865. Those attempting to prosecute at the state level for CC during a State's "state of emergency" should be brought up on Federal charges for denying a citizen's 2nd Amendment rights precisely at a time when those rights are most important for personal safety. After all, it's a Bill of RIGHTS, not a Bill of SUGGESTIONS and the State of North Carolina is still a member of the Republic and is bound by the Constitution.
Citizens possessing concealed carry permits who are caught packing heat during the state of emergency will be subject to criminal charges, per the states firearms law.
Laughing Out Loud!!!
We have a Republican legislature for the first time in over 100 years. If they can get something passed re: CC in states of emergency maybe they can get Perdue to sign it. Not holding out much hope though.
screw mans law, it has no meaning no longer
Ah but one of these groups votes for the mentally retarded politicians, and the other does not. The group the politicians fear is the one they seek to restrain. "Evil", "corrupt", "arrogant", and "greedy" beat out "retarded" on the list of most dominant character traits, but not by much. :(
In NC, they are generally known as ‘Democrats’ and have ruled the state since the 1890’s. Things go haywire when one political organization has power that long. It’s amazing NC isn’t Mexico, given how long one-party rule has lasted here.
Perhaps it’s because there was always a Dixiecrat minority that perhaps restrained the Progressives in the party from really doing their will.
Only criminals need fear the armed citizen.
Perhaps politicians understand better than you how much they should fear citizens bearing guns?
At the time and place violence is most likely, the government’s solution is to disarm those least likely to instigate it, and who are most likely to stop it.
It makes perfect sense to “null and void” 2nd amendment rights during a “state of emergency”.../sarc!!
This is the most idiotic thing I’ve heard—and coming from a southern state too. Then don’t conceal them, pack openly.
In the case of NC, many of them are "enlightened" transplants from the northeast. And busybodies.
STATE OF EMERGENCY!!!!!!!
That’s the exact time that we need to be able to carry weapons, either concealed or exposed.
That is a dangerous law and is designed for only one reason...that is to be able to have the government the ability to take over the freedoms of citizens by any whim in the name of State of Emergency. To do so, the citizens must be disarmed first.
gestapo police state now...sorry but even if you win one the gestapo will come back at you at a different angle.
Unless the entire police department is enrolled as oathkeepers as a requirement of employment, I wouldn’t trust the pig as far as you can kick it.
The Big Boo
At police, nuns, and children.
What about those snowmen that pop up after a storm? Do you want them packing?
This law makes absolute sense to me.
“Where do we find politicans who are so intellectually devoid of common sense?”
In most legislative bodies. Usually liberal. Most started running for office in high school.
“Its amazing NC isnt Mexico, given how long one-party rule has lasted here.”
From what my Aunt tells me the area around Sanford is getting pretty close.
Did you catch the line....
Or in the vicinity of a riot.....etc....
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Does that interpret that “If a riot is a ‘moving force’, once it gets to your neighborhood it is unlawful for you to possess a weapon”?... Good luck on that one...These so called ‘leaders’ have turned into complete bassackwards idiots.
I am sure it is meant to mean that if a riot starts, they don’t want EVERYONE in town there for a shootout but the element they are trying to stop, doesn’t care about the law in the first place.
I’m waiting for these socialist gungrabbing bastards to say “on the same planet as a riot, war, or where crime exists.”
Are Federal Dollars involved? If so, see excerpt of Stafford Act of 2007 below:
Sec. 706. Firearms Policies (42 U.S.C. 5207)*
(a) Prohibition on Confiscation of Firearms - No officer or employee of the United
States (including any member of the uniformed services), or person operating
pursuant to or under color of Federal law, or receiving Federal funds, or under
control of any Federal official, or providing services to such an officer,
(1) temporarily or permanently seize, or authorize seizure of, any firearm the
possession of which is not prohibited under Federal, State, or local law,
other than for forfeiture in compliance with Federal law or as evidence in a
(2) require registration of any firearm for which registration is not required by
Federal, State, or local law;
(3) prohibit possession of any firearm, or promulgate any rule, regulation, or
order prohibiting possession of any firearm, in any place or by any person
where such possession is not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State, or
local law; or
(4) prohibit the carrying of firearms under Federal, State, or local law, solely
because such person is operating under the direction, control, or supervision
of a Federal agency in support of relief from the major disaster or
(b) Limitation - Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any person in
subsection (a) from requiring the temporary surrender of a firearm as a
condition for entry into any mode of transportation used for rescue or
evacuation during a major disaster or emergency, provided that such
temporarily surrendered firearm is returned at the completion of such rescue or
When the rules are changed, the rules are changed.
Obama can’t exist with the changed rules
Does anyone know which other states have this law? I may need to adjust my “do not visit” list.
I live in NC and was unaware Miss Bev had declared a State of Emergency.
Guess I'm gonna get a ruler across my knuckles.
“law” enforcement at work during Katrina:
Also can’t carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol, ie. Applebys, Pizza Hut, Olive Garden, etc.
Can’t carry anywhere you pay for admission, ie. movie theater.
Stupid and hopefully changed this legislature.
Here’s the Katrina video I was looking for:
Indeed, and "those that wish harm" can often be employees of the government who seem to share some sort of diplomatic immunity in such cases. A person should protect themselves against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
How did NC become so liberal?
Not only charged as individuals but also charged under RICO because they are conspiring as a group for their own benefit which is to stay in power and be paid for their illegal actions.
Sure sounds upside down to me.
The Dems pretty much owned the South up until the recent past and some of that legacy hangs on here. The other issue is the tri cities area which is heavily liberal.
I have 100% ignored this stupid law since I moved to this state. The 2nd Amendment confirms that I have the right to keep and bear arms, fake “emergency” or no.
The Democrats have controlled the NC State Legislature for 100 years. In November, the Republicans finally won control.
The NRA of course!
Interesting...thanks for posting. Great thread. BTTT!
From a Southern state is what makes it make sense. I believe the law was designed as a pretext to disarm blacks. If the colored folk get uppity, you only need to declare a state of emergency and you can take all their guns. The creators of this law would be horrified to see it applied to whites.
Our gun laws have racist origins. This is no different.
Just the beginning, It will happen again. I am wondering what will happen the next time?
Unk, it is very hurtful when you specifically identify me and imply I am a homosexual.
for the record I am merely sensitive, with an eye for window treatments. I like to think my AR-pimping is tastefully executed and restrained.
The lack of a "Yankees Stay Out" sign might have something to do with it. This state is infected with dependent liberal yankees and free-loading illegal Latinos.
>> maybe they can get Perdue to sign it <<
The law you want can go into effect even if Bev opposes it, because North Carolina’s governors don’t have veto power.
(NC is the only state with such a “weak governor” constitutional provision. In every one of the other 49 states, the governator can veto legislation.)
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