An open letter to NC Gun Owners


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NCGUN
August 7, 2005, 01:59 PM
Concealed Carry restrictions in North Carolina / A Road Map to success

Daily, I get asked the question: When will the hyper-restrictions to concealed carry in NC relax? Some, even go as far as to blame NCGUN and GRNC for not doing something about these restrictions.

First, NCGUN does not exist to become a peer to GRNC. Sure, we may use our modest member base on certain causes like the Crabtree Valley Mall NO GUN signs, but we are certainly no GRNC. NCGUN's primary existence is to facilitate communication between NC citizens on Second Amendment issues which includes the right to keep and bear arms. Having said that, back to the original question.

To understand why GRNC has been unable to so something about the restrictions, you have to understand how the NC Legislature works, and who controls both bodies of our government. The simple answer is that GRNC recognizes that RIGHT NOW, with Democrat's controlling the House and Senate, it is largely impossible to remove some of the restrictions that place NC citizens in greater harm when carrying concealed weapons to protect our children. This is not to say that all Democrats are the problem. We actually have several Democrats in the Legislature right now that are moderates on gun issues. But, we also have a greater majority that are hard line liberals when it comes to gun issues. If that isn't bad enough, the chief anti-gun group in NC is North Carolinians against Gun Violence (NCGV) which is run by Lisa Price and who is married to Congressman David Price (4th District - Democrat).

THE ROADMAP TO SUCCESS

To be highly successful, GRNC needs three things: 1) They need dues paying members that help support the organization. 2) They need people to get the GRNC Alerts and to RESPOND to those Alerts. And, 3) They need members to be active such as volunteering a GRNC booth at a Gun Show(s), introducing GRNC to gun ranges, writing articles in the papers (including certain anti-gun newspapers that circulate in the Triad area), and volunteering to run certain programs just to name a few.

Also, while certain regions in NC are more liberal and have a greater populace of voters, the rural areas of NC is where most of North Carolina's freedom loving, law-abiding gun owners live. It is these regions that need to hear about GRNC's efforts. Lisa Price and NCGV would be largely nullified if rural county gun owners voted on pro-gun issues and candidates and were also active voices on their Second Amendment rights.

Lastly, to answer the question "When will some of the restrictions to concealed carry go away" largely depends on YOU and how well you follow the roadmap to success outlined above. We here at NCGUN will continue to bring NC Gun News and Legislative issues to your door step, and GRNC will continue to fight for your uncompromised constitutional rights. The question is not when will the restrictions end, the question is do you have your roadmap ready to end the restrictions in the 2008 elections?

Michael
NCGUN Admin
http://www.ncgun.com

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LAR-15
August 7, 2005, 11:12 PM
How about we get rid of the dumb racist pistol purchase permit laws first?

No other Southern states require permit to purchase a handgun.

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