December 26, 2010

Snow Makes Concealed Carry Illegal in North Carolina

It is difficult to hold the intellect of politicians in the proper disdain. As citizens, we hope that our elected officials are the best of us, or at the minimum, are as intelligent as we are.

Here in North Carolina, that is decidedly not the case. We've awoken to a rare covering of snow, and can expect a half-foot or more of it across much of the state. As a result of the winter wonderland, hundreds of thousands of our most law-abiding citizens are now potential felons.

North Carolinians have been plagued with Democrats in our state legislature for far too long, and one of the more ignorant bits of legislation they've passed is a law making it illegal for concealed carry permit holders to carry their firearms during any state of emergency declared by our elected officials.

It is an absurd law, by any measure. A coating of snow or ice or does not revoke the God-given rights recognized in our federal or state Constitutions, and yet the dim representatives of year's past have attempted to usurp these natural rights.

The 2010 elections have swept a Republican legislature into office, and gun owners in our fair state are determined that these an other restrictive laws passed by anti-gun Democrats are defeated. Freedom is not a weather-related phenomenon.

It's too bad past legislators lacked the common sense to understand that.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 26, 2010 11:23 AM

I'm from that wonderful state and it pains me to see the results of Demonrat rule. A lot of folks in that state are lifelong Democrats based on the JFK type of Democrats. Today's Democrat is anything but. Todays Demonrats are closer to Stalin and Hitler than to JFK.

Fight hard for this one NC. This is a ridiculous restriction on your rights. I now live in Cali so I'm disarmed by my politicians. (As far as they know)

We let little things pass, and over time those little things have progressed to Now CCW is damn near impossible, Ammo from out of state is outlawed, 10 day wait for ANY firearm, registration of handguns is mandatory and anything of 10 round Cap is illegal, not to mention several firearms are now illegal in Cali.

As I said FIGHT every gun reg or you get California'd

Posted by: Robert at December 26, 2010 11:44 AM

My nephew got a Nerf machine Gun for Christmas. It comes with two large magazines and one small one (for California).

Posted by: professor Hale at December 26, 2010 12:20 PM

I just checked the Governors website and no executive order has been issued calling a State of Emergency.

Do you think that she's scared to give the Second Amendment Foundation more "ammunition" in their suit against her?

Posted by: Sean D Sorrentino at December 26, 2010 12:55 PM

Well, my bad. the Lt Gov declared a state of Emergency.

How is it that any two-bit jumped-up dog catcher can affect my fundamental Constitutional rights?

Posted by: Sean D Sorrentino at December 26, 2010 01:04 PM

This forms an excellent summation of why I left NC when the service gave me an excuse.

The problem is that I have six grandchildren resident in NC and thus cannot just divorce myself from caring.

I saw the drift from the old Dixiecrat to the moder uber-left coming and got out early. I think my decision to relocate to AZ to be the smartest move I ever made.

Posted by: Old Dog at December 26, 2010 04:59 PM

My Gawd, man! If they didn't have this law, you'd be going around shooting innocent icicles!

Posted by: MikeM_inMd at December 26, 2010 11:51 PM

You can still open carry candy canes off a school campus right?

Posted by: Pinandpuller at December 27, 2010 12:14 AM

It's the fastest way for gun grabbers to make an impact. Remember in New Orleans during the Katrina fiasco, Mayor Nagin ordered the NOPD to confiscate any weapons. He was challenged in the SCOTUS over his infringement of the people's civil rights guaranteed by the US Constitution. He was found guilty and ordered to return all of the weapons. Unfortunatley, they can't find them to return them. I'm guessing the guns were all sold to Mexican drug cartels.
The point is to never give up your rights. If they try to confiscate, you may have to stand your ground and protect what is yours.

Posted by: TheBitterPatriot at December 27, 2010 12:22 PM

If I deem a law unconstitional, I will disobey it just like they did in the founding era. "If they want my gun, they'll have to pry it loose from my cold, dead hand. Thank you Charlton Heston for these words of wisdom.

As a NC resident and CCW holder I am interested in how to go about changing some of these idiotic gun laws that are on the books. I've sent a letter to AG Roy Cooper in the past month about this very issue. But have not heard back from him as of yet.

Any advice?

Posted by: Jankee Doodle at December 29, 2010 08:47 AM