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Wow! The people are ticked ... Off to check Va. emergency declaration laws.

KING, N.C. --
Residents in King were fumed over the weekend after a state of emergency declaration restricted the sale of alcohol and the carrying of firearms in vehicles.

King Police Chief Paula May said she's received hundreds of threats related to the restrictions, which banned driving from 12 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m.

The state of emergency for King was declared by members of the City Council after Stokes County authorities also declared a state of emergency.

Under North Carolina law, May said, when a state of emergency is put into place that includes a ban on driving, the sale of alcohol and carrying of firearms in vehicles is also banned.

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Residents Fumed Over Weekend Alcohol, Firearm Ban - Winston-Salem News Story - WXII The Triad
 

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Lets see if I am reading this story straight:

KING, N.C. --
Residents in King were fumed over the weekend after a state of emergency declaration restricted the sale of alcohol and the carrying of firearms in vehicles.

King Police Chief Paula May said she's received hundreds of threats related to the restrictions, which banned driving from 12 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m.

The state of emergency for King was declared by members of the City Council after Stokes County authorities also declared a state of emergency.

Under North Carolina law, May said, when a state of emergency is put into place that includes a ban on driving, the carrying of firearms in vehicles is also banned. The King city curfew banned the sale of alcohol.

"I think there's been some misinterpretation that I personally have declared martial law and taken away people's right to bear arms and that's erroneous," May told WXII reporter Jermont Terry. "By law, statute 14-288.7 automatically went into effect. And that law which goes into effect when there's a state of emergency prohibits the transportation, purchase sale and possession of firearms other than on one's own premises."

The news of the ban created a firestorm of criticism.

"This is absolutely the craziest thing I have ever heard. So far fetched that I am speechless!" one post on WXII12.com read.

"This has to be the most ridiculous event of the century!!!!! This is the ultimate denial of liberties for the most asinine reason...bad weather!!!" another poster wrote.

May said officers did pull people over who were in violation of the curfew driving ban, but no tickets were issued.

"We did find some people on the streets," May said. "We didn't take any enforcement actions. We spoke to the people driving and helped them to get to where they needed to be."

May wouldn't give details on the types of threats other than to say they had been phoned, faxed and e-mailed.

"We have to take them all serious and we'll investigate to the best of our ability and determine the source of those threats," she said.

The state of emergency was lifted Monday morning.
I am really confused with the bolded section. If a state of emergency is called and the average person is instructed not to drive their vehicles, they are banned from driving - what is the problem with not having firearms in the vehicle - they can't drive the vehicles anyway!

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I don't see any rights being removed by the state of emergency other than the right to travel from midnight till 5am on a Sunday morning. What is the big-deal unless you are a taxi-driver and you are trying to take the bar-patrons home??
 

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I think it was the way Chief Paula May came across. To put in place a curfew because of a snow storm, well was a little to much for some people.

More than a few towns and cities put into place a state of emergency but no one (that I know of) other than The Town King ban driving (or tried to) and put a curfew on the towns people.
 

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thats news media for ya! it's likely they suspend the right to carry, transport firearms...

you should be able to look up your state laws on the issue. I've cut and pasted a little from my state basically granting the governor complete authority and that's not martial law under martial law you have no rights.

What happens IF there is a nation wide emergency and there's no supplies or support from the outside..do you not think they will use their powers to raid local supplies to provide for the support of government?



SECTION 39. ORS 401.065

401.065. - During a state of emergency, the Governor
shall: - (1) During a state of emergency, the
Governor has + } complete authority over all executive agencies
of state government and the right to exercise, within the area
designated in the proclamation, all police powers vested in the
state by the Oregon Constitution in order to effectuate the
purposes of ORS


(2) { - Have - } { + During a state of emergency, the
Governor has + } authority to suspend provisions of any order or
rule of any state agency, if the Governor determines and declares
that strict compliance with the provisions of the order or rule
would in any way prevent, hinder or delay mitigation of the
effects of the emergency





SECTION 41. ORS 401.085
401.085. Whenever the Governor has declared a state of
emergency { - under ORS 401.015 to 401.107, 401.257 to 401.325
and 401.355 to 401.584 - } , the Governor { - shall be
authorized to - } { + may + } issue, amend and enforce rules
and orders to:
(1) Control, restrict and regulate by rationing, freezing, use
of quotas, prohibitions on shipments, price fixing, allocation or
other means, the use, sale or distribution of food, feed, fuel,
clothing and other commodities, materials, goods and services;
(2) Prescribe and direct activities in connection with use,
conservation, salvage and prevention of waste of materials,
services and facilities, including, but not limited to,
production, transportation, power and communication facilities
training, and supply of labor, utilization of industrial plants,
health and medical care, nutrition, housing, rehabilitation,
education, welfare, child care, recreation, consumer protection
and other essential civil needs; and


how about this is it vague enough :dunno: (3) Take any other action that may be necessary for the
management of resources following an emergency.



SECTION 50. ORS 469.535


(2) Assume control of all police and law enforcement activities
in such area, including the activities of all local police and
peace officers.

(3) Close all roads and highways in such area to traffic or by
order of the Director of the State Department of Energy limit the
travel on such roads to such extent as the director deems
necessary and expedient.
 
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