Gun Group Targets Burr Sellout Over Background Checks

Grass Roots North Carolina will protest Burr district office Tuesday.

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

North Carolina –-(, NC –-(  On Tuesday, April 16th 2013, at 10:00 AM, Grass Roots North Carolina demonstrators will protest Senator Richard Burr’s recent shift in position on federal gun control legislation which is under consideration this week.

The demonstration will occur at Burr’s district office at 2000 West 1st St.,  Suite 508,  Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

Although Burr had promised to support the filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul on S. 649, the misnamed “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013,” he instead voted for the “motion to proceed” on the measure Thursday.

Since then, his office has received thousands of phone calls and emails denouncing the sellout and demanding that he vote against the first amendment to S. 649, likely to be considered on Tuesday, April 16. That is the “Toomey-Manchin” amendment which is being portrayed as a “compromise.” Gun voters, however, highlight provisions which will disqualify thousands of lawful citizens from owning firearms and offer only false hope of benefits in return.

Although Burr depicts his vote as one merely to debate the measure, filibustering the “motion to proceed” would have been the most effective means of killing it. His votes on further measures will be carefully scrutinized by GRNC and the 150,000 gun-owning voters it advises.

Moreover, the National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban, of which GRNC was a founding member, has begun targeting other sellouts on the motion to proceed.

Will Hagan be targeted for defeat?

Senator Kay Hagan also voted for the motion to proceed, and is being targeted by Second Amendment voters. Unless she opposes all measures of S. 649, particularly the final motion to conclude debate, the GRNC Political Victory Fund will advocate her defeat.

To see GRNC’s alert to 60,000 North Carolina gun-owning voters, go to:

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.

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8 years ago

I was one of the callers to both Burr and Hagans office , Both before and after the none filibuster . Prior to the action I asked Hagan whether she would support America or her party . After the non action I called Burr and said I will campaign against ANYONE that runs against him in the next election .