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NORTH CAROLINA: OPPOSE HB 843, Short Title: Modernize NC Emergency Management Act

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  1. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Mar 26, 2004
    AL, NC
    North Carolinians who have concealed carry permits are effectively denied under current law the right to legally carry firearms off their own premises during declared states of emergency, during a time when such access to the means of personal protection might be even more important. While efforts are being made to change these provisions legislatively, bills like the one below are still moving forward.

    Please contact your state legislators in opposition to NC House Bill 843...


    Text - http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H843v1.pdf

    Particular attention to: Page 12 - 13

    Page 12 House Bill 843-First Edition
    "§ 166A-19.31. Power of municipalities and counties to enact ordinances to deal with 46
    states of emergency. 47
    (a) Authority to Enact Prohibitions and Restrictions. – The governing body of any 48
    municipality or county may enact ordinances designed to permit the imposition of prohibitions 49
    and restrictions within the emergency area during a state of emergency declared pursuant to 50
    G.S. 166A-19.21. Authority to impose by declaration prohibitions and restrictions under this 51
    General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2011
    section, and to impose those prohibitions and restrictions at a particular time as appropriate, 1
    may be delegated by ordinance to the mayor of a municipality or to the chairman of the board 2
    of county commissioners of a county. 3
    (b) Type of Prohibitions and Restrictions Authorized. – The ordinances authorized by 4
    this section may permit prohibitions and restrictions: 5
    (1) Of movements of people in public places, including directing and 6
    compelling the evacuation of all or part of the population from any stricken 7
    or threatened area within the governing body's jurisdiction, to prescribe 8
    routes, modes of transportation, and destinations in connection with 9
    evacuation; and to control ingress and egress of an emergency area, and the 10
    movement of persons within the area. 11
    (2) Of the operation of offices, business establishments, and other places to or 12
    from which people may travel or at which they may congregate. 13
    (3) Upon the possession, transportation, sale, purchase, and consumption of 14
    alcoholic beverages. 15
    (4) Upon the possession, transportation, sale, purchase, storage, and use of 16
    dangerous weapons and substances, and gasoline. As used in this 17
    subdivision, the term 'dangerous weapon and substance' has the same 18
    meaning as it does under G.S. 14-288.1.
    (5) Upon other activities or conditions the control of which may be reasonably 20
    necessary to maintain order and protect lives or property during the state of 21
    emergency. 22
    The ordinances authorized by this section need not require or provide for the imposition of all 23
    of the types of prohibitions or restrictions, or any particular prohibition or restriction, 24
    authorized by this section during an emergency but may instead authorize the official or 25
    officials who impose those prohibitions or restrictions to determine and impose the prohibitions 26
    or restrictions deemed necessary or suitable to a particular state of emergency. 27
  2. 9mm+

    9mm+ Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Cary, NC
    There is a lot to not like in this bill. I'm writing my state reps now. This stuff really befuddles me.
  3. wheelgunslinger

    wheelgunslinger Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    0 hours west of NC
    This is the problem with ceding your rights to the state.
    Trying to speak to my NC leg reps about relaxing gun laws is like speaking to a wall.

    I have natural rights to self defense. I'll work from that. When I can, I'll move to NH and join the free state project.
  4. Deltaboy1984

    Deltaboy1984 Member

    Nov 21, 2008
    Johnson County Texas
    What a Moronic Law. I pray the fine folks of NC kick this BAD Law to the Curb.
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