North Carolina: Are Republicans Working to Kill Constitutional Carry?

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Grass Roots North CarolinaNorth Carolina-(Ammoland.com)- After pro-gun posturing by Republicans in the NC Senate, it turns out they may never have had any intention of voting with gun owners on HB746. Senate leadership insisted, as long as gun owners were patient, as long as we were quiet, and we minded our “Ps&Qs,” we could count on the Senate to uphold their own Party platform, live up to campaign rhetoric, and push Constitutional Carry to the governor’s desk.

Well, we’ve re-learned the lesson about the value of a politician’s promises. With the projected date of adjournment fast approaching, July 1st, Republican senators have yet to budge on Second Amendment legislation. If they don't move NOW, all gun legislation is likely dead for 2017!

Remind Senators of Approaching Elections

Thank goodness for the ballot box. Every time an election is over, there is always another one just down the road. And nowadays, voters have electronic reminders on their phones, a twenty-four hour news cycle, GRNC’s alerts, and GRNC's “Remember in November” campaign to remind them during Primary season, and again in November, which politicians stood with them, and which did not. Nowadays, finding new blood to send to Raleigh is almost too easy.

With that in mind, we’re asking you to once again phone a couple of key Republican senators, along with your own senator, and to also send an email to the entire Republican Senate. It appears that the entire Republican caucus may be giving you the brush off, and one wonders if they're having a good laugh over the little trick they played: “Be patient with us, and we’ll live up to our Party’s platform and our campaign promises.”

Wipe That Smug Smile off Their Faces

Well, we’re not laughing, and if these senators do not immediately redeem themselves in the eyes of gun rights supporters, we the voters will have the last laugh—during election season. Below, see how you can convey this message to the Republicans in the Senate, particularly a couple of senators in leadership positions.

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

CALL KEY SENATE REPUBLICANS AND YOUR SENATOR (Do this immediately. Time is running out. Leave a voice-mail if you must): Phone numbers for two key Senate leaders are listed below. Use the link provided find your own senator’s phone number. Use the following text to deliver a phone message:

Hello, I am calling Senator [name] because I’m incensed over the treatment gun owners like me are receiving from Senate leadership, and by extension, from all Senate Republicans. Gun voters like me have been politely requesting the advancement of HB746, and we’ve been patiently waiting amid promises that the bill will be heard in caucus and sent to the Senate floor for a vote. None of this is happening and time is up. You must move HB746 Thursday (June 22).

It's beginning to seem as though gun owners were duped by the double-talk of establishment politicians. With this in mind, I demand that HB746 be sent to the floor for a vote, and then on to the Governor’s desk immediately. If it is not, you can be 100% sure that this will not be forgotten, and I will be looking for a primary candidate in 2018. Reminders on my phone will be set so I don’t forget how the Senator treated me during a non-election year, and I will be paying close attention to GRNC alerts and their “Remember in November” campaign during 2018. Get HB746 to the floor, and to the Governor’s desk now. Thank you.

EMAIL THE ALL SENATE REPUBLICANS: use the copy/paste email address list(s) below, and the copy/paste text provided under ‘Deliver This Message.’

CONTACT INFO

  • Sen. Phil Berger: (919) 733-5708
  • Sen. Bill Rabon: (919) 733-5963

Click Here to find your Senator, and call him/her, too
(or go to: http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx).

NC Senate Republicans copy/paste email *list(s):

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*Spam filters or email program limitations may cause the need to send more than one email, to cover the entire list of representatives. If so, the list above is split into three pieces, for your convenience.
DELIVER THIS MESSAGE

Suggested Subject: “Move HB746 Now or Face Voters' Wrath”

Dear Senator:

I am writing today because it appears that the Republican Senate’s interest in passing Constitutional Carry and other pro-gun legislation, in the form of HB746, may have been entirely insincere. To be clear: I am insisting that HB746 be moved through caucus and to the Senate floor on Thursday, June 22nd; not a day later. I fear that senators’ talk about gun rights was only posturing designed to hush gun owners while Republicans quietly brushed us off. I am insisting you alleviate that fear with action.

This non-action on gun rights is unacceptable, and I assure you, if the Republicans in the Senate do not redeem themselves by sending HB746 to the floor for a vote, and ultimately to the Governor’s desk, there will be heavy political consequences. Keep in mind, after you adjourn this year, there is yet another legislative session next year, and gun owners like me will not stop pushing for our civil rights. We will continue to demand that you live up to your pro-gun rhetoric.

Thank goodness for the ballot box, and the times we live in do indeed complement the ballot box quite well. Never have voters had so much power at their fingertips. Memories have never been longer, with electronic reminders on our phones (which can be setup years ahead of the next election), a twenty-four hour news cycle, GRNC alerts, and GRNC’s “Remember in November” campaign to name a few useful tools. Yes, these simple tools remind gun voters like me, during Primary season, and again in November, which politicians stood with me, and which did not during an odd-numbered year.

Frankly, I am incensed over your treatment of gun owners like me. We’ve done our job. We have consistently renewed your veto-proof majority, and supported you when you needed us, with our money and our votes. Now, as our representatives, it’s time to live up to your end of the bargain. Support the Party platform you profess to believe in. Follow through on your pro-Second Amendment campaign rhetoric.

Move HB746 to the Senate floor for a vote now—on Thursday, June 22nd. Vote “yes,” and send it to the Governor’s desk. Voters will not forget your actions during this critical time.

I will be monitoring your actions on Constitutional Carry through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.

Respectfully,

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Right out of the Republican playbook! Court gun owners when you’re running for office and then ‘crap’ on them after you’re in office.

Brian
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The NRA is supporting those Anti-gun republicans in Tennessee. The NRA refuses to stop supporting the Anti-gun republicans running Tennessee. It turns out the NRA A rating is for sale.

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This “Constitutional Carry” “feel-good” propaganda phrase just turns my stomach. There is no such thing as “Constitutional Carry” EXCEPT by a government take-over of control and oppression of our fundamental Right to self defense! The Constitution, primarily the Second Amendment, does NOT give us or grant us our Right to carry, it is suppose to protect our pre=existing unalienable individual fundamental Right. “The Right … Shall Not Be Infringed.” The ONLY thing our Constitution does is to secure and protect those Rights! Not grant them. “…that they are endowed by their Creator (not the government nor the Constitution but our… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

all traitors are bad news

Patrick D. Sperry
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Patrick D. Sperry

Am definitely going to coop that phrase! Here in Wyoming we have to deal with this every time that we turn around.

Remember in November!

Gil
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Gil

Republican traitors are the worst traitors.

Jim s
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Jim s

I hope the people of North Carolina remember them and vote them out.

Charlie Smith
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Charlie Smith

Troll, troll, troll your boat
Gently down the stream!