Guess the robbers didn’t get the no guns memo.
Two people were robbed at gunpoint Saturday night as they left the North Carolina State Fair, which has been at the center of controversy after a judge ordered the fair to remain a gun free zone, despite expanded gun legislation.
The victims told authorities that around 11:30 p.m., as they were walking to their vehicles after attending the fair, they were approached by two armed men who demanded money, WATE reported. The victims handed over their wallets, and the suspects then drove off in a tan or cream-colored Lincoln.
No one was injured during the robbery, but some are left saying that the recent decision to uphold a ban on legally carried guns at the fair left the fairgrounds a virtual playground for criminals seeking easy prey.
“By announcing to violent predators that people attending the North Carolina state fair would be unable to protect themselves, the responsibility for this armed robbery of fair-goers lies squarely with Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, who illegally banned concealed at the fair, and Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens, who willfully misinterpreted the law to impose his own worldview,”Paul Valone,, president of Grass Roots North Carolina, said in a statement sent to Guns.com.