People didn't read the actual proclamation though. In it, the governor explicitly stated that she was not invoking the restrictions on weapons. I agree that the law is stupid and possibly unconstitutional but it isn't a problem in this case.
Elections for the executive branch matter, because in many places the executive has the authority to enforce -- or not enforce -- the laws as they see fit. We often don't like selective enforcement because it can be arbitrary and capricious as well as dangerous to the principle of rule of law, but sometimes a win is a win. I won't fault an elected official for ignorning the law to stand for civil liberties too much!
My whimsical introduction to the contrary, I do hope that the Southeast gets through the impending hurricane ok with minimal damage and loss.