nova wrote:AN ANSWER i WAS SENT:We don't have anything like this in VA, do we?
The issue there was that such measures are expressly authorized by North
Carolina law. In fact, the ban on possessing "dangerous weapons"
outside their own premises is automatic in a declared emergency in NC.
No local ban required.
North Carolinians have no recourse other than to work to get the law
changed. Virginians, on the other hand, already have the benefit of the
law on our side.
Code of Virginia Â§ 44-146.15
Nothing in this chapter is to be construed to:
(3) Empower the Governor, any political subdivision, or any other
governmental authority to in any way limit the rights of the people to
keep and bear arms as guaranteed by Article I, Section 13 of the
Constitution of Virginia or the Second Amendment of the Constitution of
the United States, including the lawful possession, sale, or transfer of
firearms except to the extent necessary to ensure public safety in any
place or facility designated or used by the Governor, any political
subdivision of the Commonwealth or any other governmental entity as an
emergency shelter or for the purpose of sheltering persons;
And HB1070 is our remedy for the prohibition against carrying in
Of course, that doesn't mean that some locality won't try to ban guns
illegally, but it would be an illegal act in Virginia, in North
Carolina, it is not.
So, theoretically speaking, it's not something we should have to worry