Overton’s Bankrolls Anti-Gun Hit Piece

Overton's Bankrolls Anti-Gun Hit Piece
Overton’s Bankrolls Anti-Gun Hit Piece
Grass Roots North Carolina
Grass Roots North Carolina

North Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)- On Monday night, WRAL-TV out of Raleigh aired an anti-Second Amendment hit piece. WRAL’s misleading report focused on NFA trusts that are often created by law-abiding Americans to deal with the onerous process of legally obtaining NFA items including suppressors, short barreled rifles and fully automatic firearms manufactured before 1986. Click here for more details on the WRAL hit piece.

You and other GRNC supporters responded to WRAL by calling out one of its advertisers, Leith Nissan, and you may have subsequently received feedback from Leith. If so, you can read GRNC President Paul Valone’s response to that feedback by clicking here.

Now we see that Overton’s ( www.overtons.com )  is supporting anti-Second Amendment WRAL with a video ad embedded in WRAL’s misleading piece. The ad is one of several that you might see preceding WRAL’s report.

Why would a store selling camo, fishing and other outdoor gear be snuggling up to WRAL’s clear effort to help the gun control crowd?

Overton’s Greenville and Raleigh stores were clamoring for your hard-earned money on Black Friday, but why would a store selling camo, fishing and other outdoor gear be snuggling up to WRAL’s clear effort to help the gun control crowd? That is a question that only Overton’s can answer.

Below, see how you can easily check in with local Overton’s stores to let them know that this must be addressed, and soon. Otherwise, your hard earned bucks are going elsewhere.

We cannot let anti-freedom media do the dirty work of dishonest anti-gun extremists without opposition. We have to hit WRAL where it hurts most: in their advertising revenue.


CALL AND EMAIL WRAL ADVERTISER, OVERTON’S, in Greenville and in Raleigh. Find phone numbers and links to contact forms under ‘Contact Info,’ below.

For the email, use the copy/paste message provided below under ‘Deliver This Message.’

For the phone calls, Tell Overton’s management that your dollars will not be spent at Overton’s unless Overton’s:

(1) publicly disassociates itself from the video ad, which is bankrolling anti-gun WRAL.
(2) pulls its advertising from WRAL entirely.


Overton’s Greenville:

Overton’s Raleigh:

Overton’s Contact Page: Click here for email web form (or go to: https://secure.overtons.com/contact.shtml)


Suggested Subject: “No Black Friday Bucks for Overton’s While it Supports WRAL-TV”

Dear Overton’s Management:

WRAL-TV in Raleigh is unfortunately a classic example of anti-freedom media that assists gun control extremists in attacking the constitutional rights of your customers.

WRAL is currently lying about the process of establishing a trust through the BATFE, intending to create political momentum to make it impossible for North Carolinians to obtain certain firearms and equipment.

North Carolina’s gun owners are among the most responsible group in our state, and we often buy just the sort of gear and supplies sold at your establishment.

I regret to have to bring you into this issue, but we have little recourse in defending our right to bear arms from media attacks other than refusing to do business with their advertisers.

Unfortunately, I must inform you that I will not shop at Overton’s as long as you support anti-second amendment WRAL-TV. In order to remedy this, I insist on two simple courses of action by Overton’s: (1) publicly disassociate Overton’s from the video ad that played immediately preceding WRAL’s anti-gun report. (2) Pull Overton’s advertising from WRAL entirely.


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. Visit:www.grnc.org

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Tommie T.

Bloomberg is already a Nazi A_hole like George Soros. I only hope that they both die as pennyless A_holes!


Apparently, it works. Bloomberg will have to spend his own money to push his agenda here. I heard he dumped around 25 million in Vermont trying to get his gun ban up there.


Update – email Reply from Overton’s Re: Returns Information [InteractionID:06ccaf30-f686-49f1-a9e4-5f1c1c17450f] Tuesday, December 1, 2015 11:06 AM From: “[email protected]” To: [email protected] Hello, Brig, Thank you for your recent email. I will be happy to assist you with this matter. Overton’s is aware of the controversy surrounding a recent story which aired on WRAL-TV in Raleigh. Our company invests advertising dollars in a wide array of regional and national media and we have removed our advertising from WRAL as of the morning of November 25, 2015. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us via email at [email protected] or… Read more »

Cheesehead supporter

I sent an email to Overton’s telling them that their support for anti 2nd amendment rights leaves me no choice but to discontinue doing business with them and to be removed from all their mailing, catalog and email lists. I’ve used them a lot for my boating accessories.


Does that little box in the corner of the TV screen have anything to do with the ‘Overton Window’?


Overton’s customer service message: Sirs, My husband and I did a lot of shopping of Friday at your Greenville store. I have just been made aware that you were a sponsor of WRAL’s misleading report focused on NFA trusts. You must know that many of your patrons, myself included, are staunch second amendment supporters and also value unbiased news reporting (which this was not). I am sure you will understand our wishes to patronize businesses which support our rights and beliefs, therefore, our purchases remain ready to be returned at the end of this week. We would like to avoid… Read more »

Tom Muzsac

Why would Gander Mountain be advertising with a media group who is promoting anti gun positions? that makes no sense too me at all. Seems that that are holding their nose for short term gain. Let them pay the price, I wont buy in any of those stores. Tom of Raleigh