GRNC Alert 4-14-13: Stop Toomey-Manchin Sellout NOW!

Stop Toomey-Manchin Sellout NOW!

- Make calls to sellouts who voted for ‘universal gun registration’
- Show up at Sen. Burr’s district office to voice your displeasure

DEMONSTRATION AT BURR’S OFFICE: 
On Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 AM, GRNC will be holding a demonstration at Senator Richard Burr’s district office in Winston-Salem to deliver the message that his sellout by voting for S. 659 will not be tolerated, and that if he votes for the Toomey-Manchin “compromise” described below, we will work to remove him from office. As always, please “dress for the press” — no offensive signs or clothing. Please note that firearms at demonstrations are prohibited by law. Suggested themes for signs: “Richard Burr: 2nd Amendment Sellout?” and “Burr: Vote ‘NO’ on Toomey-Manchin”. Please RSVP with number of people attending to: Volunteer@GRNC.org Yes, it’s a work day: BE THERE ANYWAY!

Burr’s office is at:  2000 West 1st St.,  Suite 508,  Winston-Salem, NC 27104. BRING LOTS OF FRIENDS! It you live too far away from this office, visit other district offices, which can be found at:  http://www.burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home

Update: Vote is on Tuesday

On Thursday, both Senators Richard Burr (R) and Kay Hagan (D) sold out gun owners by voting for the “motion to proceed” which will bring “universal gun registration” bill S. 649 to the Senate floor for debate this Tuesday. Hagan has been doing her best to camouflage her stance on the issue, while Burr had previously said he would support the Rand Paul filibuster, before switching sides and voting to proceed. Burr’s claims that he did so only when promised an open amendment process ring false: The most certain way to kill the bill would have been to deny it a floor vote.

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Stop MAIG from taking your rights – Act Now

Gun Rights Supporters:

As you may know, the so-called Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) are feverishly working to advance the cause of unconstitutional laws in the interest of diminishing your inalienable rights as Americans. They are currently peddling a petition across North Carolina. According to their lapdogs at the supposed North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) they have enlisted over 39,000 of your fellow NC citizens to sign this petition begging for the shackles of tyranny.

 What to do? What to do?

Ah Yes! Sign the Stop the Gun Ban Petition.

… And while you’re at it, have everyone you know also sign it…

You see, we need at least 40,000 signatures to beat this… So why not have EVERYONE you know sign our petition? Seriously, are you going to allow this handful of low level functionaries convince our elected representatives that their views reflect that of your fellow citizens? Will you allow them to speak for you? THIS CAN NOT GO UNCHALLENGEDYou MUST sign the Stop the Gun Ban Petition and have everyone within your reach do so as well. Contact your friends, family and of course your hunting and shooting buddies.

Let them know that it is the same tired old song. They – along with the Obama’s faithful old “Organizing for Action” radicals – claim to just be wanting some benign sounding background checks, touting the “gun show loophole,” but you had best believe they are pushing for universal gun registration.

Now is not the time to be shy or to tarry. Thomas Paine stated in his Summer Soldier writings:

…the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly…”

  Indeed, we must not rest on our laurels and allow others to bargain away the freedoms our founders struggled to secure for us. We must exceed the numbers gathered by MAIG, that is necessary if we are to keep Senator Kay Hagan from going all in with the national gun grabbers. If we can put their numbers to shame, then we can use this to deliver the proper political fear to the good Senator’s advisers and prevent her from being a reliable vote for their cause.

Don’t wait. Your rights are depending on this. Remember, your rights are your responsibility. Ignore them and they will go away.

Armatissimi e liberissimi,

 

F. Paul Valone

President, Grass Roots North Carolina

P.S. As an all-volunteer organization, GRNC is member-funded. Right now, we are engaged in battles for your rights at both state and federal levels and, frankly, our resources are being tested.

Please consider contributing $50, $25, or even $10 to help GRNC bring the battle to those who would end gun ownership in America.

GRNC Alert 3-8-2013: Support Pro-Gun Bills in NC Legislature!

Constitutional amendment, campus carry, & more…

SB 190: ‘Gun on Ed. Prop./Stored in Locked Car’

Drafted with assistance from GRNC and sponsored by Sen. Bill Cook(R-Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, GRNC ****), SB 190 would allow concealed handgun permit-holders to keep firearms in locked motor vehicles on educational properties, further permitting their removal for defensive purposes. Although the bill is not the full campus carry bill which GRNC is shepherding (and which will soon be introduced), SB 190 would apply to all concealed handgun permit-holders, unlike other bills introduced to date. Beyond providing limited means for self-defense, it would prevent thousands of parents, taking children to school, from becoming accidental felons.

HB 246: ‘The Gun Rights Amendment’

First, let us note that the main mover behind the bill, Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus, GRNC ****), is arguably the greatest patriot in the General Assembly. He is already being attacked for his patriotism, and we need to defend him.

HB 246 is admittedly a “hail Mary” pass. If passed, however, it would be the most comprehensive expansion of gun rights in North Carolina history. In addition to removing language from Section 30 of the North Carolina Constitution which says, “Nothing herein shall justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons, or prevent the General Assembly from enacting penal statutes against that practice”, it would expand concealed carry into restaurants, court buildings, assemblies for which admission is charged, and elsewhere.

HR 63: ‘Support Right to Bear Arms’

Sponsored by Rep. Michael Speciale (R-Beaufort, Craven, Pamlico, GRNC ****), HR 63 simply reaffirms the Second Amendment and North Carolina Constitution language on the individual right to keep and bear arms, notes that the Obama administration is proposing restrictions on that right, notes that gun control has not been found in studies to be effective, and passes on that purely symbolic reaffirmation to the North Carolina congressional delegation.

GRNC normally doesn’t expend resources on non-binding resolutions and, frankly, considered this so non-controversial we didn’t even issue an alert prior to its hearing in the House Rules Committee. But that was before North Carolinians “Against Gun Violence” rallied its radicals against the resolution, whining:

Despite the rhetoric about ‘individual rights’ and gun laws being unconstitutional, five years of legal decisions show, legislators and activists should feel confident that a variety of smart laws are constitutional, desperately needed, and desired by the majority of North Carolinians!”

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2nd Amendment Town Hall – March 13, 2013

On Wednesday, March 13, there will be a non-partisan Town Hall meeting for all residents of Lee County in Sanford, NC.  The subject will be: the Constitution, the Second Amendment and the position of Authorities.

Speaking from our State Government will be newly elected Lt. Governor, Dan Forrest.

Speaking from our judiciary will be sitting Administrative Court Judge, Beecher Gray.

Speaking for county law enforcement will be Sheriff Tracy Carter.

Speaking for our statewide advocacy group, Grass Roots North Carolina, will be Thomas Rhyne.

All citizens are urged to attend.  Time will be allotted for audience questions.

Time:  5:00 PM (later attendees will be welcome)

Location: Lee County Arts Center Auditorium
                507 N Steele Street
               Sanford, NC

Coordinator: Frank Del Palazzo

Contact: 919 – 776 – 9835 – fdp1@windstream.net

GRNC Alert 2-24-13: Fight Pending Attack by Obama Radicals

On Feb. 25 & 26, make ‘Five Phone Calls for Freedom’

Friday, February 22, will witness an unprecedented attack on your rights as Obama mobilizes his army of left-wing activists to push for federal gun bans. “Roll Call” recently ran a piece entitled, “Organizing for America Plans ‘National Day of Action’ to Mobilize Grass Roots on Guns.” It went on to say:

Organizing for Action is planning its first official mobilization in support of President Barack Obama’s proposals to curtail gun violence. The nonprofit that inherited Obama’s campaign infrastructure and 2 million strong volunteer army will hold a ‘national day of action’ on Feb. 22, officials said Tuesday.”

If that doesn’t scare you, it should

What you are seeing is “Barry the Community Organizer” doing what he does best: Attacking your rights using millions of rabid radicals who will stoop to any level of deceit in order to control you. The grass roots initiative began with his State of the Union address, in which he packed the house with families of victims of mass killings. Next, Obama went on the road to sell his plan at schools in Atlanta and elsewhere.

Now MoveOn.org is joining the fray by running TV ads that proclaim, “The NRA doesn’t speak for me.” In case you didn’t know it, these are the same folks that you brought you “ACORN”; MoveOn.org is funded by the left wing “Tides Foundation” which is itself funded by none other than freedom-hating billionaire George Soros.

Your voice needed now more than ever

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A Message from North Carolina Rep. Larry Pittman

I have known Larry Pittman since 2009. I will probably always think of him as a minister first and a politician second. I believe that the clergy should not hold public office: their role is to provide guidance to the people to produce moral and virtuous citizens. If the clergy does their work correctly, by extension we will have moral and virtuous politicians (from the 5000 Year Leap).

After listening to Rep. Pittman yesterday, I have changed my viewpoint. North Carolina needs more “politicians” like him. North Carolina also need more people who will stand up and support statesmen like him.

David DeGerolamo

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Rep. Larry Pittman at the GRNC 2nd Amendment Rally

GRNC Alert 2-1-13: Attend GRNC Freedom Rally on Feb. 5!

Show politicians you mean business!

Your gun rights are under siege! It is time to demonstrate to the world that you will no longer tolerate such attacks. GRNC is putting a rally under the office windows of legislators at the General Assembly on Feb. 5 at 12:00 PM. Yes, you will have to take time off from work, but it is crucial that we hold the rally at a time and place where politicians and the media can’t ignore you!

When: Feb. 5 at 12:00 PM. Better yet, arrive early and make “Four Stops for Freedom” by dropping in on your state House Representative and Senator, plus the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tem of the Senate. To help you do so, we will have a table set up by 10:00 AM at the rally site to help you identify your reps, provide maps of the office complex, and offer suggested talking points. To identify who your reps are, beforehand, go to:

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx

Where: The rally will be held at the Halifax Mall between the Legislative Building and the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh. The General Assembly is at 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. The mall can be entered either by entering the front of the Legislative Building from Jones St. and going straight through it and out the back, or directly from Wilmington St.

Directions:http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/NCGAInfo/visitinglegcomplex.html

Map of legislative complex:http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/graphics/downtownmap.pdf

Parking maphttp://grnc.org/second-amendment-freedom-rally

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GRNC Alert 1-24-13: GRNC joins National Coalition response to Feinstein’s lies

Statement by GRNC president Paul Valone

“In the press conference held by Dianne Feinstein today, Democrats cynically promulgated myths about semi-automatic firearms they have known for decades to be false. As one of the founders of the now thirty-seven (37) organizations of the “National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban,” representing millions of Americans, Grass Roots North Carolina refutes lies being fed to the American people. We reiterate: We will not compromise on the Feinstein proposals, and any legislator who supports them will be the target of coordinated Coalition action.”

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

  • Without you the Obama/Biden/Feinstein proposal is more likely to pass. Help prevent this by calling AND emailing Senators Burr and Hagan, and your US House Representative:
  • Support GRNC: GRNC needs your support to help combat the efforts against your rights as gun owners. Join or renew your membership! http://www.grnc.org/join-grnc/join-grnc-online
  • SIGN THE “STOP THE GUN BAN” PETITION: Go to: www.StopTheGunBan.org Whether or not you have already signed it, forward this to others and tell them to sign it too.

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GRNC Alert 1-23-13: Your Second Amendment Freedom Rally! Stand United on February 5th!

Your Second Amendment Freedom Rally!

Federal gun control is looming; now is the time to unite…

It is time to act!  US Senators and Representatives are preparing to flood Congress with proposals designed to attack your Second Amendment rights. In North Carolina, responsible gun owners will unite to show our politicians that our rights are not to be compromised!  Let your voice be heard by joining the Second Amendment Freedom Rally on February 5th, 2013, at the North Carolina General Assembly. Show our elected officials that we mean business!

What: Second Amendment Freedom Rally!

  • SPEAKERS: This event will feature several pro-Second Amendment legislators and guest speakers who will stand up for your rights as a gun owner.
  • EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS: With several news organizations sure to cover the event, GRNC plans to hold a press conference where several new and exciting announcements will be made, all of which will have a directimpact on expanding your rights as a gun owner.

When: February 5th, 2013 at 12 noon

  • This rally is scheduled to be held exactly when our legislators are at work and they will have no choice but to notice. Yes, you may need to make special arrangements to be there, but we can only make a difference if you attend!
  • Make time to be there and make time to make a difference!

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GRNC Alert 1-20-2013: Gunshow Accident Used to Push Anti-Gun Agenda

Demonstrates Anti-Gun Bias

The negligent discharge of a shotgun while being uncased Saturday at the Dixie Gun and Knife show at the fair grounds in Raleigh has made national news, and is being cynically used to fuel arguments against private party gun show sales.

Accidents Happen at Events of All Types
Perhaps we should thank the media for laying bare their anti-gun agenda: According to the Centers for Disease Control(1), accidental deaths in the United States for the most recent year tabulated include: 35,332 by motor vehicle, 33,041 by poisoning, 26,009 by falls, 3,782 by drowning, and only 606 by firearms — and it’s a safe bet that few if any of those were at gun shows. Given that more than six times as many people accidentally drown than die by gun accident, a truly unbiased media would report the hazards of water sports rather than gun shows.

(1)http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/deaths_2010_release.pdf

Points to Keep in Mind:

1. These are minor injuries of the sort that get zero attention when it is a broken leg at a ski slope or horse show;

2. They are accidents, not intentional attacks, again indicating exploitation on the part of the media;

3. Gun owners need to stop politicians and their media conspirators from exploiting accidental mishaps in the agenda to register private gun sales with the FBI via NICS.

NC Department of Agriculture Officials Break State Law

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