Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lenoir Doesn't Trust You

Back in December of 2014, the City of Lenoir, NC passed an ordinance regulating firearms on city property.

It's a little wordy, and pretty much duplicates what is already State law for local governments that wish to post against concealed and/or open carry. This is their prerogative as granted by their patrons in Raleigh, as long as those who run Lenoir understand that they are guaranteeing the safety of those they strip of their inalienable rights.

But it's the very last section, Sec 13-19(f), that makes my blood boil every time I read it:

(f) Any person in violation of the prohibitions of this section 13-19 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor pursuant to N.C.G.S. 14-4. Any firearm, handgun or other weapon possession in violation of the provisions of this section is and are declared to be contraband, to be disposed of in accordance with applicable North Carolina law (italics mine.)

So not only is the "City" of Lenoir determined to deny your natural right of self-defense, they are claiming the authority to seize and "dispose of" your personal property should you be caught on publicly-owned property with your defensive weapon. Not sure where they're getting their information from, as NCGS 14-4 describes sewerage district and parking ordinances.

As usual, the worst laws are the ones that target law-abiding citizens.

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