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Thread: Nothing says Merry Christmas like suspending the 2A in NC because of some snow...

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    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
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    Nothing says Merry Christmas like suspending the 2A in NC because of some snow...

    Yet another "State of Emergency" declared in NC because of foul weather--and with it, the automatic suspension of the RKBA in North Carolina, under NCGS 14-288.7:

    Alan Gura, we hope your lawsuit is successful in getting this STUPID statute repealed!
    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
    –Mark Twain

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    Campaign Veteran since9's Avatar
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    I'm sure I responded to this earlier today...

    Dreamer, you're right, and it's absolutely wrong for NC to unconstitutionally restrict the rights of its citizens, especially during times of an emergency! If anything, there's no better time to protect the rights of its citizens, for by protecting those rights, particularly 2A rights, NC would be enabling its citizens to protect themselves.

    I recall a certain hurricane that hit NC in 1996, and another one in 199. I had a 4WD with winch, and 3 days off from work, so I spent about 12 hrs a day clearing roads in and around where I lived. Given the laws you quoted, however, it appears the NC government thinks everyone are imbeciles and wants them to stay home until they're "rescued."


    There's absolutely nothing in the U.S. Constitution that allows states to suspend a citizen's rights as enumerated in the Constitution, even, perhaps especially, during times of natural disaster.
    I no longer have any confidence in the moderation or administration of this forum. Nonetheless, the First STILL protects the Second, and the Second protects the First! Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and other founding documents. If you're going to do anything at all, do it right!

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    The Constitution is there for the good times, and especially the bad. When disaster strikes, its easy to begin suspending civil liberties in the name of the state security. The Constitution sets the minimum level for rights and liberties. A truly free society should have even more than what is enumerated in the Constitution.

    I personally don't subscribe to the notion that the Constitution is a living document. Everything in the Bill of Rights is there for a reason. A proper education in early American history and a decent high school English class is all that is needed to "decode" it. Our Founding Fathers left plenty of written material explaining the Constitution as it was written and ratified. A 21st century "scholar" is not going to unlock some hidden truth in it. That very same scholar may try to put a 21st century twist on it, but the simple fact is, rights are the same from century to century. The method of restricting rights is the only thing that changes.

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