After a recent win in the U.S. Supreme Court, the SAF (Second Amendment Foundation) is continuing its fight against states that ban citizens from taking guns off of their own premises during a state of emergency.
Under N.C. Gen. Stat. 14-288.7, when a municipality declares a state of emergency in which “public-safety authorities are unable to … afford adequate protection for lives or property it is unlawful for any person to transport or possess off his own premises any dangerous weapon.”
This statute was put to the test in King, N.C., which experienced a snow emergency in February of this year. Many people were surprised to learn that when the local government declares a state of emergency, the N.C. state law automatically goes into effect, which includes the ban on guns.
The SAF filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The complaint alleges that the ban on guns is unconstitutional.