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    GRNC Alert 06-29-10: GRNC Joins Suit Against NC Gun Ban

    Grass Roots North Carolina, P.O. Box 10684, Raleigh, NC 27605
    919-664-8565, www.grnc.org, GRNC Alert Hotline: (919) 562-4137

    GRNC Alert 06-29-10:
    GRNC Joins Suit Against NC Gun Ban

    Read the following press release then read Paul Valone's Examiner piece on this at:
    http://bit.ly/NCGunSuit-1

    Find this press release online:
    http://grnc.org/soe_press_release.htm

    Contact: F. Paul Valone, President, Grass Roots North Carolina
    Telephone: 704.907.9206
    E-mail: president@GRNC.org

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/29/2010

    GRNC Joins Suit Against North Carolina Gun Ban Lawsuit follows Supreme Court McDonald v. Chicago decision

    RALEIGH, NC - Grass Roots North Carolina has joined Michael Bateman, Virgil Green, Forrest Minges, Jr., and the Second Amendment Foundation in a lawsuit against the state's emergency powers gun ban.

    Named in the suit are North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue; Reuben Young, secretary of the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety; Stokes County and the City of King.

    Filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the lawsuit contends state statutes forbidding carrying of firearms and ammunition during declared states of emergency, as well as laws enabling government officials to prohibit purchase, sale and possession of firearms and ammunition are unconstitutional because they forbid the exercise of Second Amendment rights as affirmed by Monday's Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. Chicago.

    Plaintiffs are represented by attorney Alan Gura, who won the recent McDonald v. Chicago Second Amendment case and the landmark D.C. v. Heller case preceding it. Local counsel includes Andrew Tripp and Kearns Davis of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLC.

    Background:
    * Since 2004, at least 12 states of emergency have been declared, especially in the state's hurricane-prone coastal areas.
    * In February King, NC declared a state of emergency for impending snowfall, posting signs prohibiting the carriage and sale of firearms and ammunition, infringing upon its citizens' Second Amendment rights.
    * On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of applying Second Amendment scrutiny to state gun laws.

    Says GRNC president Paul Valone:

    "North Carolina's legislature has chosen to infringe upon citizens' ability to protect themselves and their families in times of need. When King, North Carolina banned guns and ammunition in response to pending snowfall, it clearly highlighted the unconstitutional restrictions endured by lawful North Carolinians."

    Grass Roots North Carolina

    GRNC is an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to preserving individual freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. Since 1994, GRNC has conducted grass roots mobilization on legislation impacting Second Amendment issues, as well as voter education and through the GRNC Political Victory Fund, election action to further legislative goals.

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    Wow, Alan Gura is the plaintiff representative in this one.

    Hopefully they'll just roll over and let the law get changed without this getting dragged out.
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    elexin77, don't hold your breath for an easy ride on this suit. Th Governor, AG, and a majority of the Reps and Senators in the GA who are from "urban" districts are frothingly anti-gun, and will do everything in their power to block this. Don't be mistaken--in the most populous counties here in NC, Jim Crow is alive and well...

    Luckily, here in NC, most of the Sheriffs in the more rural areas agree that this ban is a bad law. Unlike some states like MD, where the LEAs are Brady-esque in their attitude toward law-abiding citizens being armed many LEAs in NC actually LIKE the idea of armed citizens--with the possible exception of Cary, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham.

    This won't be a "gimme", but it should be a fair bit easier than Heller or McDonald.

    I'm not holding my breath, but I do have my fingers crossed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    elexin77, don't hold your breath for an easy ride on this suit. Th Governor, AG, and a majority of the Reps and Senators in the GA who are from "urban" districts are frothingly anti-gun, and will do everything in their power to block this. Don't be mistaken--in the most populous counties here in NC, Jim Crow is alive and well...
    Oh, I know - I'm not holding my breath for anything.

    Would be nice if they did though...
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    And the broke state will spend our tax dollars fighting an inevitable conclusion. Yep, sounds about par.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glock30 View Post
    And the broke state will spend our tax dollars fighting an inevitable conclusion. Yep, sounds about par.
    yippee...
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