This is a discussion on Judge rules in North Carolina law within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Judge limits NC ban on guns during emergencies :: WRAL.com...
The police are not there to protect you from crime, they are there to arrest the guy after the crime has been committed, assuming they find him. It is your responsibility to protect yourself and your family.
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand
Always good to see something like this happen. I love any law that puts more restriction on the government in regards to what they can deny citizens.
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The comments there - wow!
I like this one:
I'd be happy to send my guns to safety class, that way they won't be shooting themselves all the time.Safety classes should be required for all guns and should be review every 4 to 6 years
The commenter also tied driving in with that comment - I would like to see drivers get refresher training and testing. That would save more lives and property than all the gun safety classes in the world.
The only common sense gun legislation was written about 224 years ago.
I carry always not because I go places trouble is likely, but because trouble has a habit of not staying in its assigned zone.
There was also the commenter who commented that there were accidental shootings every day (or almost every day). Even if there were one per day (365/366 per year) that the number of people injured and killed by automobiles, and/or trucks, far outstrips this, but yet they don't cry for more regulations, or outright banning of automobiles and trucks. I hazard a guess (no data to back it up) that there are more fatalities per year from mistakes at hospitals than there are from accidental gun deaths. Where are the outcries to more highly regulate, or ban, hospitals for their apparent lack of sufficient training or oversight (sarcasm there).
Just blows my mind what some people get to thinking.
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man if guns kill people than forks make people fat and pencils misspell words
If guns cause crime, mine are all defective.
Some people (that I deal with regularly) have the utopian idea that if guns are somehow banned, stripped away from people or so severely regulated, that it somehow will stop all the crime associated with firearms.
I have tried making my point on how firearms in a good way prevent bad things from happening a good chunk of the time, but it always falls on deaf ears.
Their comments are "That is why we have the Police" or "Why do you need a gun? People are not going to hurt or kill you all the time" blah, blah, blah.
I just quitely ignore them and don't even try to argue. It seldom works.
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Interesting. If used properly, than it should not be a problem.
Am I just DENSE, or what?
"The Winston-Salem Journal reports (Federal judge says N.C. can't ban all citizens' guns during emergencies | JournalNow.com) that Judge Malcolm Howard upheld the state law while limiting the state's power to a ban guns except at the owner's own home."
The way I read it, the state can only ban guns at a persons' home. That just doesn't make sense. TYPO? I Hope.
Present Governor had been putting in a provision in states of emergency that allowed guns to be carried and used for all legal purposes; hopefully, the next Gov will do the same instead of appealing this decision..