Do write him, and the others, to express support for simply following the NC law and not instituting further restraints on self-defense.
Four recurring statements offered during the public forum on the issue:
1) "Guns make me nervous." If concealed, you won't know they are there.
2) "Guns and children don't mix." I agree wholeheartedly. I don't want the kids having guns either. That's why I am the carrier.
3} "Guns are not the answer to every situation." Again, I completely agree. It's when all other options have failed, that I want my last line of defense.
4) "The police are sufficient protection." Only if they are there at that moment. Also, their response is reactive rather than proactive.
The Sheriff, your elected Chief Law Enforcement Officer, has determined that I am properly trained, of good character, and mentally stable. Trust him, aand me.
Attend the meetings. Write.