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    GRNC Alert 3-30-11: HB 111 Passes 3rd Reading

    Grass Roots North Carolina, P.O. Box 10665, Raleigh, NC 27605, 919-664-8565,

    GRNC Alert 3-30-11:
    HB 111 Passes 3rd Reading

    Today, GRNC's HB 111, "Handgun Permit Valid in Parks & Restaurants," passed its Third Reading in the North Carolina House and will now move to the Senate. An amendment attempted by Rep. Darren Jackson (D-Wake, GRNC 0-star) to remove restaurants from the areas where concealed carry is permitted failed in a 45-71 vote. On its Third Reading, the bill passed by 74-42 which, like its vote on Second Reading, represents a veto-proof 3/5 majority. Because the bill passed one chamber before the May 12 "crossover deadline" it remains alive for consideration next year even if not acted on by the Senate before the 2011 session adjourns.

    After a request by GRNC, no attempt was made by House Republicans to water down the odious Guice Amendment under which municipalities may bar guns in any park with athletic facilities. Tactically, it is more sound to leave the worst possible language in the bill in the interest of garnering more support to remove it altogether. GRNC is reasonably confident of removing the provision in the Senate.

    Throughout the House debate, gun owners found stalwart friends in Reps. Mark Hilton (R-Catawba, GRNC ****), Jeff Barnhart (R-Cabarrus, ****), Fred Steen (R-Rowan, ****), Kelly Hastings (R-Cleveland, Gaston, ****), George Cleveland (R-Onslow, ****), Glen Bradley (R-Franklin, Halifax, Nash, ****), Jonathan Jordon (R-Ashe, Watauga, ****), Bert Jones (U-Rockingham, ****), and Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston, ****) and John Blust (R-Guilford, ****). Particular thanks go to Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg, ****), who weathered adverse media to bring the bill to a vote. Please use the links above to offer a short note of thanks to all.


    * Thank these legislators:
    o Mark Hilton (R-Catawba, GRNC ****) -
    o Jeff Barnhart (R-Cabarrus, ****) -
    o Fred Steen (R-Rowan, ****) -
    o Kelly Hastings (R-Cleveland, Gaston, ****) -
    o George Cleveland (R-Onslow, ****) -
    o Glen Bradley (R-Franklin, Halifax, Nash, ****) -
    o Jonathan Jordon (R-Ashe, Watauga, ****) -
    o Bert Jones (U-Rockingham, ****) -
    o Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston, ****) -
    o John Blust (R-Guilford, ****) -
    o Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg, ****) -

    * CONTACT YOUR OWN NC Senator: Tell your Senator to support HB 111. You may find out who represents you in the NC Senate by going to:


    You may find your NC STATE representative by going here:

    You may write your FEDERAL congressman by going here:

    You may write your FEDERAL senators by going here:

    Support these PRO RKBA merchants who, as GRNC sponsors, are supporting your Second Amendment rights:

    Hyatt Gun Shop, 3332 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208, 704-394-0387,
    C & E Gun Shows, 4225 Fortress Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060; Phone 540-953-0016 or 888-715-0606;
    Dixie Gun and Knife Shows, PO Box 21049, Raleigh, NC 27619, ph: 919-781-1287,
    Ryan & Nina Leonard, Down South Ammo, Home of "SOUTHERN THUNDER" Exploding Targets,
    Duncan Gun & Pawn, 414 Second St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, 336-667-6303,
    Shooter's Express, 2 Caldwell Dr., Belmont, NC 28012, 800-358-GUNS,
    The Aisle Pawn Shop, 216 N. Main St., Mooresville, NC 28115, 704-663-5656
    Gunner's Alley, LLC, 203 N. Harrison Ave., Ste. 130, Cary, NC 27513,, 919-388-1991, contact: Ed Guerriero,
    Patrick J. Phelan, Lake Norman Firearms, Inc., 20823 N. Main Street, Cornelius, NC 28031,, 704-892-7839
    Vanguard Security Consulting, LLC, 19135 W. Catawba Ave, Cornelius, NC 28031
    DoubleD Media, 8300 Raintree Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277, ph: 704-650-5555, fx: 704-544-0326,

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    Shooting at athletic field - good move Guice.

    If you contact your Senator, include this tidbit (edit as you see fit)

    1 dead, several injured in shooting at Worthing High in Houston, TX.

    Short synopsis - At a non-sanctioned athletic event at a high school in Houston, a car of gangbangers drove onto the field, started a fight and then drew pistols from the car and fired, killing one person and injuring several others.

    1) The athletic field is similar to what Guice thinks he's protecting
    2) Being a high school, it is a gun free zone, like the athletic parks
    3) The gun free zone did not stop the criminals from coming onto the property with firearms
    4) While we don't know if any of the parents had licenses to carry, it would be illegal to carry there anyway since it's a GFZ
    5) at least one person in the crowd fired back, but it is not clear if it was a parent or another gangbanger.
    6) the inability to carry in a GFZ (and municipal parks with athletic fields in Guice's amendment), would not allow parents to protect themselves or their children.

    This is a far more likely scenario, than parents shooting each other. The Guice Amendment needs to go.
    Last edited by billv; 03-31-2011 at 07:43 AM.
    What part of "shall not be infringed" do *they* not understand?

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