North Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)- On Friday, the 19th of September 2014, anti-self-defense group North Carolinians Against Gun Violence will hosted a “Memorial Service” for Nigel Scarlett, who was killed by gunfire on December 11th of 2011.
They will undoubtedly once again call for bans on firearms, firearms registration disguised as “Universal Background Checks,” and further restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
Conspicuously absent will be any mention of the fact that Nigel Scarlett was a convicted felon. Previously convicted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, plus a wide assortment of misdemeanors including illegally carrying a concealed firearm, Mr. Scarlett is sadly typical of homicide victims.
Grass Roots North Carolina takes no position on the current self-defense case of the person accused of murdering Mr. Scarlett. We express our confidence that once all the facts are before a jury, a fair and just verdict will be reached. We do, however, object to a violent criminal’s death being used to attack our civil rights.
Said Paul Valone, President of Grass Roots North Carolina:
“The cynical misclassification of felons, gang members and drug dealers as ‘victims of gun violence’ is a typical trick employed by gun ban groups. If they were truly interested in victims, they would attack the root causes of violence rather than exploiting victims to push a pre-ordained political agenda.”
Grass Roots North Carolina would also like to point out that the new Executive Director of NCGV, Becky Ceartas, came directly from a Michael Bloomberg anti-gun front group here in North Carolina, Moms Demand Action – NC.
We would remind you that Mayors Against Illegal Guns, another of Bloomberg’s anti-gun front groups, declared a Boston Marathon bomber and Los Angeles cop killer Christopher Dorner “victims” of gun violence during their “No More Names” bus tour.
Notice a pattern: Former Mayor Bloomberg and his paid staffers are spending tens of millions of dollars and exploiting the names of dead criminals to attack our civil rights.
About:Grass Roots North Carolina is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the freedoms guaranteed us by the Bill of Rights. Our main focus is the right to keep and bear arms. GRNC was central to drafting and passing North Carolina’s concealed handgun law and since that time has continued to push for improvements to gun laws. Visit:www.grnc.org