From what I can tell from the story, it actually looks like this one may be, in fact, one of the few legitimate applications of GAttTotP in recent history. Let's break down the "fur prong requirement" of the GAttTotP charge, and see how this fellows reported actions line up:
He was, in fact carrying a firearm, and under NC Common LAw precedent, a firearm counts as "any unusual or dangerous weapon"...By common law in North Carolina, it is unlawful for a person to arm himself/herself with any unusual and dangerous weapon,
He was walking around claiming he might shoot someone. That would be pretty terrifying to most rational people...for the purpose of terrifying others
They caught him in his car, presumably on a highway. (If however, he was apprehended in the WalMart parking lot, then the entire charge goes out the window, because GAttTotP DOES NOT apply to actions on private property...)and go about on public highways
Well, he was drunk, beligerant, armed and making threats. Sounds pretty terrifying to me.in a manner to cause terror to others.
I call this one "good".