NC: Please contact Governor Easley in support of HB 817


July 16, 2004, 10:11 PM
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Grass Roots North Carolina, P.O. Box 10684, Raleigh, NC 27605
919-664-8565, GRNC Alert Hotline: (919) 562-4137

GRNC Alert 07-16-04:
GRNC Success HB 817 Goes To Easley’s Desk

After much hard work by GRNC’s Legislative Action Team and a lot of targeted input from GRNC members and supporters, HB 817 is headed to the governor’s desk for his signature. Special thanks go to Rep. Mark Hilton who worked closely with GRNC to bring this bill, which will allow concealed carry license holders to avoid the redundant background checks currently required when purchasing a handgun, into being.

The final vote in the house for concurrence passed 106-8 with Representatives Adams, Alexander, Luebke, Michaux, Parmon, Ross, Weiss and Womble voting against it. Of course North Carolinians Against Gun Violence is pressuring Governor Mike Easley to veto this measure.

The Raleigh News and Observer quotes NCGV lobbyist Audrey Galloway as saying, “We would love it if the governor could execute his veto power.” The N & O points out that currently local sheriffs have the power to arbitrarily revoke or deny pistol permits on a mere whim. Galloway laments, “It eliminates their discretion.” She further rambles about county sheriffs not being able to limit your number of purchases under this law. It seems that in Ms. Galloway’s worldview folks undergo hours of training and the expense of being licensed for concealed carry only to become interstate gun traffickers.

Make no mistake; despite the desperate tone of NCGV’s whining, they will pull out all stops to coerce the governor to veto this bill. You must not allow that to happen. Make your voice heard above theirs.

Immediate Action Required

Contact Governor Mike Easley:

Phone: 1-800-662-7952
(919)733-4240, or (919)733-5811
Fax: (919)715-3175 or (919)733-2120

Deliver this message:

Dear Governor Easley:

Please sign HB 817, “Gun Sale Legal With Concealed Handgun Permit.” This is a fine measure that will increase safety by encouraging training and save taxpayer money by cutting out redundant bureaucracy. Concealed Carry holders have already undergone more strenuous checks than those required for pistol purchase permits.

Your support in this matter by signing this good bill into law will be very appreciated. Thank you for your attention in this matter.


A concerned North Carolinian

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July 17, 2004, 10:09 AM
Nobody here from NC? :confused:

July 17, 2004, 04:05 PM
Well, nobody from NC pathetic enough to have no other life on the weekend except to hang out on the gun boards. Except us, of course. :D

Email sent. :cool:

July 17, 2004, 04:44 PM
Thanks Boing. :)

July 17, 2004, 05:06 PM
Email on its way

July 20, 2004, 04:41 PM

July 20, 2004, 05:03 PM
Email sent.


July 20, 2004, 07:07 PM
email sent, phone call made.

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