North Carolina Gun Group Targets Restaurants

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

North Carolina –-( Grass Roots North Carolina’s ‘Safe Restaurants Project’ will admonish gun rights supporters to report restaurants that post against concealed handguns.

Recently signed by Governor Pat McCrory, on October 1 House Bill 937 will expand North Carolina’s concealed handgun law into restaurants. Under the statute, restaurants may still elect to post signs prohibiting firearms.

Although concealed handgun permit-holders will still be prohibited from imbibing alcohol, gun control advocates are already planning to pressure restaurants to prohibit concealed carry.

Accordingly, and with great reluctance, GRNC is responding with its “GRNC Safe Restaurants Project,” to ensure the new law will provide its intended deterrent to violent crime.

The 3 objectives of the “GRNC Safe Restaurants Project”:

  • Provide education for concealed handgun permit-holders to avoid accidental violations;
  • Provide “Protection Preferred” signage enabling supporting restaurants to subtly identify their support to permit-holders and supporters; and
  • Create a “Restaurant “Don’t Buy List”.

The “Restaurant “Don’t Buy List” will:

  • Allows thousands of gun owners to report posted restaurants;
  • Sends restaurants notification they have been reported and requests them to remove signs or inform GRNC that a mistake has been made;
  • Provides contact information for posted restaurants, enabling thousands of supporters to contact those restaurants to explain that they will not patronize posted establishments.

GRNC will distribute Restaurant Don’t Buy lists and relevant materials to tens of thousands of gun owners via:

  • GRNC’s email alert network, comprising 87,000 supporters;
  • Gun shows in Asheville, Hickory, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Lexington, Concord, Greensboro, Raleigh, Fayetteville and Jacksonville;
  • GRNC’s distribution network of nearly 50 gun shops;
  • Concealed handgun permit classes statewide; and
  • GRNC’s highly popular website.

Said GRNC president Paul Valone:

“Q, but they should understand that, according to the Pew Research Center, gun rights supporters donate four times more and are more politically involved than gun control advocates. They should ask themselves whether they want to alienate the 399,268 North Carolinians who have applied for concealed handgun permits.”

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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…and a half-million Floridians who pass through the state…