Monday, June 28, 2010

Alan Gura's Next Target - North Carolina's Emergency Powers Gun Bans

I just found this on the Second Amendment Foundation's website.


The Second Amendment Foundation along with Grass Roots North Carolina and three individuals are suing to overturn the law in North Carolina that allowed the Town of King to impose a ban on possession and sales of firearms due to ... lots of snow.

Having read the law and seen when it was adopted, I've always felt it was a racist reaction to the civil unrest on college campuses during the late 1960s. The General Assembly was especially interested in tamping down any civil unrest at the historically black colleges and universities. This was very true in my hometown of Greensboro where the authorities kept a much closer eye on historically black NC A&T State University than on Women's College (now UNC-Greensboro).


  1. Well this is surprising. I expected their aim to be a far stretch north of us.

    BTW, how about a reciprocal link? I've added you to my blog at

  2. To clarify, the town didnt impose the ban. The ban was implemented as soon as the area was declared a disaster area by the government. The ban is automatic in every declared disaster area in NC.

    That said, I agree that this was the likely reason that it was put into place, to help stamp out civil unrest due to racial issues. This law needs to go and will be pretty easy to strike down.