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

GRNC Alert 4-8-11: Support HB 650

A new bill has been introduced in the NC House which will improve a number of minor points in NC firearms law. HB 650, "Amend Various Gun Laws," is being sponsored by Representatives Mark Hilton, Stephen A. LaRoque, George G. Cleveland, Kelly E. Hastings and Glen Bradley.

GRNC stands in full support of HB 650.

Among the important points about HB 650 are:
* It will reduce penalties for carry by permit-holders and certain others on educational property
* Keeps firearms from being confiscated from gun owners who may not have had a day in court before being placed under restraining orders
* Allows firearms to be kept in locked vehicles at parades (where they are currently prohibited altogether)
* Permits firearms to be carried during states of emergency
* Allows firearms in municipal parks
* Removes provisions under which sheriffs have asked for private medical information from concealed handgun applicants
* Increases the number of people who qualify for concealed handgun permits
* Changes concealed handgun reciprocity to full recognition of out-of-state permits
* Removes provisions under which municipalities can prohibit open carry

OTHER THINGS (Durham, Of Course)

Currently in Durham anti-gunners want to increase pistol purchase permit fees, further damaging the ability of low income applicants to protect their families.


* Thank the sponsors:
- Mark K. Hilton, 919-733-5988,;
- Stephen A. LaRoque, 919-715-3017,;
- George G. Cleveland, 919-715-6707,;
- Kelly E. Hastings, 919-715-2002,;
- Glen Bradley, 919-733-5860,

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,