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February 23, 2009
1 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
2 AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT LAWFULLY POSSESSED FIREARMS, AMMUNITION,
3 AND AMMUNITION COMPONENTS MAY NOT BE SEIZED DURING A
4 DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY.
5 The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
6 SECTION 1. G.S. 166A-3 reads as rewritten:
7 "§ 166A-3. Limitations.
8 Nothing in this Article shall be construed to:
9 (1) Interfere with dissemination of news or comment on public affairs; but any
10 communications facility or organization, including but not limited to radio
11 and television stations, wire services, and newspapers, may be requested to
12 transmit or print public service messages furnishing information or
13 instructions in connection with an emergency, disaster or war; orwar.
14 (2) Limit, modify or abridgemodify, or abridge, except as provided in
15 subdivision (3) of this section, the authority of the Governor to proclaim
16 martial law or exercise any other powers vested in him under the
17 Constitution, statutes, or common law of this State independent of, or in
18 conjunction with, any provisions of this Article.
19 (3) Authorize the taking, confiscation, or seizure of lawfully possessed firearms,
20 ammunition, or ammunition components."
21 SECTION 2. Article 36A of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes is amended by
22 adding a new section to read:
23 "§ 14-288.1A. Limitation.
24 Nothing in this Article shall be construed to authorize, or to allow ordinances that authorize,
25 the taking, confiscation, or seizure of lawfully possessed firearms, ammunition, or ammunition
27 SECTION 3. G.S. 14-288.7 reads as rewritten:
28 "§ 14-288.7. Transporting dangerous weapon or substance during emergency; possessing
29 off premises; exceptions.
30 (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful for any person to
31 transport or possess off his own premises any dangerous weapon or substance in any area:
32 (1) In which a declared state of emergency exists; orexists, unless the dangerous
33 weapon transported or possessed is a lawfully possessed firearm,
34 ammunition, or an ammunition component; or
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1 (2) Within the immediate vicinity of which a riot is occurring.
2 (b) This section does not apply to persons exempted from the provisions of G.S. 14-269
3 with respect to any activities lawfully engaged in while carrying out their duties.
4 (c) Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a Class 1
6 SECTION 4. G.S. 14-288.12(b) reads as rewritten:
7 "(b) The ordinances authorized by this section may permit prohibitions and restrictions:
8 (1) Of movements of people in public places;
9 (2) Of the operation of offices, business establishments, and other places to or
10 from which people may travel or at which they may congregate;
11 (3) Upon the possession, transportation, sale, purchase, and consumption of
12 alcoholic beverages;
13 (4) Upon Subject to G.S. 14-288.1A, upon the possession, transportation, sale,
14 purchase, storage, and use of dangerous weapons and substances, and
15 gasoline; and
16 (5) Upon other activities or conditions the control of which may be reasonably
17 necessary to maintain order and protect lives or property during the state of
19 The ordinances may delegate to the mayor of the municipality the authority to determine and
20 proclaim the existence of a state of emergency, and to impose those authorized prohibitions and
21 restrictions appropriate at a particular time."
22 SECTION 5. This act is effective when it becomes law.