As mentioned by someone else on another thread, I still am not sure I believe she has the NC Constitutional authority to declare "a different kind of state of emergency". Pretty sure she is not able to simply make law on her own and trigger it one way and not another way. The statute clearly reads as follows
"§ 14‑288.7. Transporting dangerous weapon or substance during emergency; possessing off premises; exceptions.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful for any person to transport or possess off his own premises any dangerous weapon or substance in any area:
(1) In which a declared state of emergency exists; or
(2) Within the immediate vicinity of which a riot is occurring.
(b) This section does not apply to persons exempted from the provisions of G.S. 14‑269 with respect to any activities lawfully engaged in while carrying out their duties.
(c) Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1969, c. 869, s. 1; 1993, c. 539, s. 192; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)"
It doesn't say "in which the governor's choice of state of emergency exists"....I feel kind of weird arguing FOR a law being in effect that bans me from carrying while I will actually be carrying and breaking that law...hmmmm
But the law is the law...even though I believe the law is unreasonable AND unconstitutional. Too many dimensions to consider.
Long story short, she is trying to placate us and other gun owners to be less fed up with that law. We will still need to obviously push ahead this winter/spring to get that changed.