Grass Roots North Carolina for Firearms Education on HR 822 – National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Grass Roots North Carolina for Firearms Education on HR 822 – National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Grass Roots North Carolina for Firearms Education
Grass Roots North Carolina for Firearms Education

North Carolina –-( A great deal has been written about HR 822, a national reciprocity bill currently under consideration in Congress.

Some organizations are all for it and others fear and oppose it.

Many others, like GRNC, have remained on the sidelines.

One’s position seems to depend on how much one wants the federal government — even when well-intentioned — to be involved. Some like NRA want everything driven from the federal level, others are not nearly so trusting.

After being asked repeatedly, GRNC is now prepared to state an opinion on HR 822. Here’s our best shot at a “fair and balanced” depiction of the issue.

  • Do we think it is horrible? Probably not.
  • Do we think it is a good idea?
  • Knowing Congress, probably not.

What we do know is this: GRNC passed an excellent concealed carry reciprocity law which has thus far captured 37 states. With the recent passage of HB 650, it is improved to a straight recognition law which might capture more. Federal intervention it seems would only add extra risk to the equation. This might prove unacceptable for North Carolina.

We believe that this is a case where states rights would likely serve best. One important question to ask is this: What excessive “compromises” will the NRA accede to in order to capture the highly restrictive states which do not currently offer us reciprocity.

Grass Roots North Carolina/Forum for Firearms Education is a non-profit, all volunteer organization devoted to educating the public about trends which abridge the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, and engaging in grass roots activism to preserve those freedoms. Formed in 1994 to conduct a highly successful rally for the Second Amendment, GRNC has gone on to conduct projects like “Remember in November: A Gun Owner’s Guide to Voting,” bringing concealed carry to North Carolina.

We may have more to lose than to gain through this legislation. For our money, we tend to support proven performance.

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The GRNC (Grass-Roots North Carolina) is a no-nonsense, no-compromise pro-second-amendment group. GRNC is right: imaging the limitations we could have on NC if the bill gets hobbled by the likes of Illinois? This has the potential of making things worse for some states.


HR 822 is cosponsored by 245 pro-gun members of the House of Representatives, including Cong Paul Broun who introduced HR2900. Curiously, no anti-gunners are cosponsoring this bill. Shouldn't that tell you something. The anti-gun Brady Campaign and Mayors Against Illegal Guns which was founded and is funded by Mayor Bloomberg strongly opposes HR 822. Anyone who thinks this is an anti-gun bill seriously needs to have his head examined. This is a pro-gun bill which would advance the ball for gun owners nationwide. All the bill would do is require states that already issue concealed carry permits to recognize permits… Read more »


Because the NRA is so eager to promote this bill I too question the Bill. The NRA has a history of compromising, don’t believe me? On Sunday January 17, 1968 in the State of the Union Address, President Johnson called for an END of Mail order sales of firearms. That following Monday the NRA agreed!!!! That one act by the NRA changed our culture and opened the door for what we call the 1968 GCA today!!! (women used to buy a lot of guns mail order) In Illinois the NRA/ISRA was told by a State Senator to find some gun… Read more »


WOW! The anti-gun groups have drastically stepped up their unfounded assaults on H.R. 822. Don't believe the lies of the anti-gun groups. If H.R. 822 is so obviously wrong why do all the anti-gun groups have to resort to false and misleading statements to try to convince us how bad it is? Support H.R. 822. Instead of constant attacks on our 2nd Amendment Rights, maybe there should be a national drive to take 1st Amendment Rights away from liars! Let's see how NY Mayor Bloomers and his Mayors Against Anyone But Criminals [or the rich and famous] Having Guns Campaign,… Read more »