North Carolina town suspends constitutional rights due to snow storm

The powers that be in King, N.C. decided that because of the snow storm that hit them over the weekend, the constitutional rights of its citizens should be suspended. According to a local news story, a state of emergency was declared in King, N.C. on Friday due to the impending snow. Among the restrictions for the citizens subjects were a ban on the selling of alcohol, a curfew, and the purchase of firearms and ammo.

Other restrictions included a ban on the sale or purchase of any type of firearm, ammunition, explosive or any possession of such items off a person’s own premises.

At least they took the Superbowl into account:

Effective Sunday afternoon, alcohol restrictions and a curfew were lifted. All other remaining restrictions would continue until Monday, said Paula May, King police chief.