The Effects of Paternalism

A few days ago, I posted a blog about how the city of King, NC had declared a state of emergency due to adverse weather conditions.  This meant that citizens could not be outside of their homes from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., and there could be no sale, possession or use of alcohol or firearms, except in one’s own home.  Needless to say, the locals were pretty angry.  From WXII12 News:

Residents in King were fumed over the weekend after a state of emergency declaration restricted the sale of alcohol and the carrying of firearms in vehicles.

King Police Chief Paula May said she’s received hundreds of threats related to the restrictions, which banned driving from 12 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m.

The folks over at Carolina Liberty decided to visit King to see how the locals were reacting to the situation.  As would be expected, they were not happy.  People who worked late night at bars and restaurants lost some of their most profitable hours, while individuals who had concealed weapons licenses for their own protection were not allowed to exercise their second amendment rights during the state of emergency.  Check it out below:

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