Alan Gura has revealed his next move. This is an interesting case, involving North Carolina’s emergency powers provision, which appears very broad:
In February 2010, the City of King and Stokes County declared a state of emergency due to heavy snowfall and local power outages. The proclamation from the City of King forbade the sale or purchase of firearms and ammunition, as well as the possession of firearms and ammunition off an individual’s premises. If you had a North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit, it didn’t matter as the state of emergency proclamation superseded it.
This will be interesting to watch, especially after the election. One of NRA’s legislative priorities has been fixing emergency powers provisions in states that have had bad ones. Democratic control of the North Carolina legislature, with anti-gun reps heading up key committees, has prevented substantial improvement in North Carolina law to date. If the North Carolina legislature flips to Republican control, I would expect NRA to move for a legislative fix. I’m not sure if that would moot this case or not. Either way, there’s no reason to not use the Courts, and Gura is always very careful about putting together good cases that win. It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out.