We saw the usual fare of emergency declarations. These routinely include waiving hours of service for emergency utility crews and truckers delivering relief supplies, activating the National Guard for rescues, and the such. Not a lot of surprises … usually.
North Carolina has a unique declaration included in its “Declaration of a State of Emergency by the Governor of the State of North Carolina.”
This really needs no more commentary from me. I’ll just leave this here for you all to see:
“This declaration does not prohibit or restrict lawfully possessed firearms or ammunition or impose any limitation on the consumption, transportation, sale or purchase of alcoholic beverages as provided in N.C.G.S. § 166A-19.30(c).”
OK, maybe just few more things.
Yes, this is for real. It’s not off a spoof news site. Although The Onion could have a field day with it. And finally, the next part of the declaration prohibits price gouging. So, you’ll be getting the same guns and booze at the same price during and after the storm as before.