North Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)- Rabid anti-gun Reps. Charles Graham (D-Robeson), Susi Hamilton (D-Brunswick, New Hanover), Yvonne Holley (D-Wake), Darren Jackson (D-Wake), Robert Reives (D-Chatham, Lee), Shelly Willingham (D-Edgcombe, Martin), and Michael Wray (D-Halifax, Northampton) have hopped on an 11th century bandwagon with normally pro-gun Reps. N. Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston) and Ted Davis, Jr. (R-New Hanover) on a bill entitled: “Destroy Firearm/Crime of Assault or Murder” (HB 241).
The bill, which would push to destroy guns “used to assault a law enforcement officer,” heads to Judiciary Committee II tomorrow.
Blaming guns has always been a ploy of the anti-gun establishment, and this bill is no exception. The proposed bill guts current legislation that limits the destruction of firearms by law enforcement to only those lacking legible serial numbers or are unsafe due to wear, damage, age, or modifications.
Apparently these representatives believe in “deodands“: The ancient superstition that an object believed to have “caused” a person’s death should be destroyed because it is a “guilty object.”
It is irresponsible [and financially wasteful] to destroy objects that do no harm on their own and would serve the survivors and others injured by criminals better if they were sold and proceeds used for further law enforcement or possibly given to the victims’ families.
Tell Them Not to Punish Guns for Crimes
Let the Representatives on the House Judiciary II Committee know that you are opposed to codifying superstition into law and would rather that firearms used in crime be sold and the funds used for productive purposes.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
Call AND email these Reps: Tell them you are watching their attempts to codify superstition into law.
- John Blust: [email protected] 919-733-1096
- Jonathan Jordan: [email protected] 919-733-7727
- John Faircloth: [email protected] 919-733-5877
- Pat Hurley: [email protected] 919-733-5865
- Chuck McGrady: [email protected] 919-733-5956
- Paul Stam: [email protected] 919-733-2962
- Dana Bumgardner: [email protected] 919-733-5809
- Debra Conrad: [email protected] 919-733-5787
- Stephen Ross: [email protected] 919-733-5820
- Jason Saine: [email protected] 919-733-5782
DELIVER THIS MESSAGE
Suggested Subject: RE: “Destroy Firearm/Crime of Assault or Murder” (H241)
Dear Representative: I urge you to oppose “Destroy Firearm/Crime of Assault or Murder” (HB 241).
This bill codifies superstition into law and I would rather that firearms used in crime be sold and the funds used for productive purposes, including for law enforcement.
Please advise me of your position on this bill. I will be monitoring your actions through Grass Roots North Carolina legislative alerts.
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