NC town restricts gun purchases after storm

Posted: 8th February 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in 2nd Amendment

According to WXII12, the town of King, NC passed a number of restrictions after a recent snow storm, including curfews, alcohol restrictions, and a “ban on the sale or purchase of any type of firearm, ammunition, explosive or any possession of such items off a person’s own premises.”

As I’ve written about before, this was done in New Orleans after Katrina, and those laws were struck down by the Supreme Court.  Also, Bush passed a federal law prohibiting this from occurring (or so I thought, I guess I need to research that further).  Many states also passed similar laws.

KING, N.C. — Authorities lifted a curfew and alcohol restrictions in King on Sunday, but said a state of emergency declaration remained in effect until Monday.

Authorities said the state of emergency declaration would continue until Monday 9 a.m., barring any unforeseen circumstances or severe changes.

Effective Sunday afternoon, alcohol restrictions and a curfew were lifted. All other remaining restrictions would continue until Monday, said Paula May, King police chief.

Other restrictions include a ban on the sale or purchase of any type of firearm, ammunition, explosive or any possession of such items off a person’s own premises.

Also on Sunday, the emergency shelter established by the American red Cross at West Stokes High School was closed.

“We appreciate the support and cooperation of everyone with our efforts to keep the citizens of King safe,” May said.

The state of emergency was declared Friday due to severe weather.

So it looks like once again a local government has decided that a “crisis” or “emergency” is a good excuse to take away the 2nd Amendment rights of the citizens.

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