Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Victory For 2nd Amendment In NC

A federal district court judge in North Carolina has just struck down that state’s emergency power to impose a ban on firearms and ammunition outside the home during a declared emergency, ruling that the provision violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

In his opinion, Judge Malcolm J. Howard, senior United States district judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, wrote, “…the court finds that the statutes at issue here are subject to strict scrutiny…While the bans imposed pursuant to these statutes may be limited in duration, it cannot be overlooked that the statutes strip peaceable, law abiding citizens of the right to arm themselves in defense of hearth and home, striking at the very core of the Second Amendment.”

Alan Gura and the Second Amendment Foundation, on the case. Another nail in the coffin of Governor Beverly Perdue, who was instrumental in getting the ban passed.

Read the whole thing. This is a Big Deal for the state of NC.

h/t David Codrea.

1 comment:

John said...

Awesome blog and it's nice to see some coverage in the NC area! You said it perfectly.

Don't tread on us. ;)