March 14, 2013, 01:59 PM
So I wanted to put this out there to get awareness out to my fellow tar heels that my dad, Rep. Pittman, has sponsored (along with Reps. Ford, Hardister, and Speciale) a bill that would amend the NC constitution in several ways that would really strengthen and broaden our rights under the state constitution, as well as placing the state constitution squarely opposed to any potential attempts at confiscation by state or federal powers. I won't go in to the details here, the bill can be read on the General Assembly's website here. (http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/HTML/H246v1.html) Feel free to ask any questions or give feedback. I talk to my dad all the time about these issues and I've been trying to give him a rundown of what people are mainly concerned with when we talk. As Grassroots NC says, we don't have a stronger supporter of gun rights in Raleigh than my dad so I really think we need to press the issue while we have him and several like him up there. If you want to support the bill the best way to do it currently is to contact the members of the committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House the members of which may be found here. (http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House+Standing_2) If we can get it through the committee's and get it to the people I think we stand a good chance right now.