Your "laws" can't override my knowledge and common sense.
"Fire ban"? It just rained a huge amount- everything is drenched.
"No guns"? Do you really think murderers and robbers will obey that?
Sorry, but my need to look to someone as "authority" goes away as soon as that "authority" demands I do something that goes against what I know is the right thing to do. I defer to (actual) authority, and I tend to ignore "authority". You can tell the difference by the way they act.
Authority gives advice, helps you if you ask, and isn't stupid. These are the leaders.
"Authority" makes demands, shoves you around, and is so stupid you wonder how they remember to breathe. These are the Rulers. You know, like Bloomie.
That means their "laws" make no sense, and obeying them makes even less. Why do something that goes against reality?