Possible Avenue For Anti-Mask Laws Okay, so I was thinking about this last night. I felt that, while complying to the anti-mask laws of North Carolina is what we have been doing and will continue to do (in regards to the NCanons) is all peaches, what if there was a way to legally get around it. So I started looking for alternative methods written into the law. Eek. That's pretty solidly written. I mean, they don't allow any loopholes like safety issues or privacy rights. I was going to give up hope, but an idea struck me. Usually, this ends with me tied to a bed, but this time, I didn't get raped. City Ordinances (from my basic knowledge of Government) can supersede certain state laws, correct? For example, the speed limit. States can set the max at 55 for an area, and the local government can set their max of 45. The Local law has precedence here. The key of this is not that one law is more important than the other, rather that one law can introduce a difference without completely negating the other. To continue on my previous example, if the State Law is set at 55, the local government cannot pass a law that would set the speed at 75, because that would negate the State law's boundaries. So, in theory, one could preposition the Local City Council (or whichever local government for said area passes laws) to look into adding a city ordinance or city permit that would allow masks in a different way. For example, North Carolina has it set that you cannot wear the mask and appear on any public property or use the mask to conceal your identity. A work around to this would be to create an addendum that would state something (in more legalese terms) that a mask would be applicable if a perceived threat or risk to the person would prevent the message from being distributed otherwise. There are instances where it has been noted in the past that Anonymity is a right to the person if they are the dissenting to the majority. McIntyre V. Ohio Elections Commission tl;dr backstory - Margaret McIntyre gave out leaflets opposing a School Board Tax that were unsigned (anonymously created, in short). The commission felt this violated laws and fined her $100. She took it to the Ohio Supreme Court, on the grounds that the leaflets did not misrepresent, mislead, or lie to the community. The OSC, however, ruled against her, with a cheap response of (in more words) that the fliers needed to be signed so that, if fraud or lies were spread, they'd have a source, and that the creator should be able to sign it without the statement losing validity. The dissent, however, was what I found most interesting. Justice Wright (inb4 Phoenix Wright) wrote; An interesting point given by the link of this article was how Anonymity has had a major role in this country (USA) in the past, referencing the Federalist Papers. Source for the previous Wall of Text; McIntyre V. OEC Another source I had found was Talley V. California On the face, Talley V. California is eerily similar to the previous information, except it actually was reversed as should be. tl;dr version- Talley printed out Handbills anonymously. Talley was convicted of breaking an ordinance and fined $10. The case was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court in which it was overturned, citing that Source: Talley V. California So, while it seems that I'm providing examples of flyering and handbills, these are both protected means under the 14th Amendment . Okay, sorry for such a long and (probably) unreadable wall o' text, but my point/question is this; Would a properly worded request to the City Council/Local Government, citing sources such as these, have any affect on an anti-mask law? The laws (at least in NC) were written in 1953 to prevent the Klan from using their masks to intimidate, and now, ironically, they're being used to help another Cult intimidate. The Gboro Police Department cites that the laws are now used as "anti-robbery legislation", but in that same vein of thought, doesn't that mean they are assuming any masked person is a criminal? If any legalfags/writerfags would like to pitch in some help, it'd be much appreciated. Any comments/thoughts/suggestions would also be great. We aren't banking on this to work, but it's better than just going with the flow and ignoring it. Every newfag that has come to our site, the first thing they say is something like "Wait, we can't wear a mask?" or something similar. I'd like to at least attempt a try to fix this. Thanks guise.