WILMINGTON, NC & SACRAMENTO, CA(September 11, 2018) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition and Firearms Policy Foundation announced a pre-litigation demand letter sent today to the Town of Leland, North Carolina, regarding the municipality’s order banning some lawful and constitutionally protected firearm-related conduct in advance of Hurricane Florence. Yesterday, the Town issued an order stating that, “Effective at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, the transportation or possession, or the sale or purchase of any dangerous weapon or substance, while off one’s own premises, is prohibited.”
To their credit, Leland did amend the language.Effective at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, the transportation or possession, or the sale or purchase of dangerous weapons or substances, while off one’s own premises, is prohibited. This prohibition and restriction does not apply to lawfully possessed firearms or ammunition.
However, it still doesn’t explain just why there’s even a mention of firearms. They’re basically saying, “If you’re obeying the law with your guns, you’re good. But if you’re illegally carrying a gun, you’re in double the amount of trouble.” I’m willing to take a stab in the dark and argue that those who are going to possess and carry unlawfully aren’t going to worry too much about what the government is saying at that moment.