Sheriff Baker of Wake County North Carolina just suspended pistol permits which looks to be a direct violation of the North Carolina State Law.
According to Big League Politics, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office will suspend pistol and concealed-carry permit applications until April 30 as demand rises during the Wuhan virus outbreak, Sheriff Gerald Baker said on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Applications that were previously submitted will continue to be processed, Baker announced during a press briefing.
Lawmakers were not happy, In a statement, Republican Senators Warren Daniel and Danny Britt demanded that Baker revoke his order.
“State law requires sheriffs to approve or reject a pistol permit within 14 days,” they wrote.
“Sheriff Baker must immediately rescind his illegal decision to halt sale of pistols in Wake County,” they added.
Sources say they are looking to compel the Sheriff to do so if he doesn’t comply.
Conservative Pundit Ryan Fournier called it a “violation of North Carolina State Law” and called the measure “unconstitutional.”
BREAKING: Democrat Sheriff Baker of the Wake County, NC Sheriff's Department just suspended pistol permits and concealed carry permits.
This is in violation of North Carolina State Law and is unconstitutional.
We must take a stand against this.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 24, 2020