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    GRNC Alert 5-26-11: Massive Gun Bill Slogging Through Committee

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

    GRNC Alert 5-26-11:
    Massive Gun Bill Slogging Through Committee

    Yesterday, HB 650 received its second hearing in the NC House Judiciary C Committee, with supporters and opponents falling along straight party lines.

    Stalled by persistent questioning by anti-gun Democrats Joe Hackney (D- Chatham, Moore, Orange, GRNC 0-star), Verla Insko (D-Orange, 0-star), Jennifer Weiss (D-Wake, 0-star) and Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford, 0-star), the bill did not yet get a vote. Committee chairman Jonathan Rhyne (R-Lincoln, ****) promised a vote during the next committee meeting on Wednesday, June 1.

    Amendments to the bill are flying fast and furious as various groups make requests of sponsors Mark Hilton, (R-Catawba, ****), Stephen LaRoque (R- Greene, Lenoir, Wayne, ****), George Cleveland (R-Onslow, ****) and Kelly Hastings (R- Cleveland, Gaston, ****). In its present form, some reductions in penalties for carriage on educational property have been eliminated, but provisions remain for keeping firearms in locked compartments, as well as requirements for prosecutors to prove that the gun was "willfully and intentionally" carried onto education property.

    As an example of the time-delaying tactics used against HB 650 by the left, during discussion of a section to bring NC gun laws into compliance with federal law, Insko blurted out: "I don't know what this means. Does this mean I can have anthrax in North Carolina?"

    Meanwhile, Hackney harped on firearms within cars on private property (to which Hilton responded that private property rights do not reach into the vehicle of the gun owner); while Weiss continued to press on the provision permitting "firearm" purchases in non-contiguous states, focusing on how it might allow handgun purchasers to bypass NC law even after it was pointed out to her that interstate handgun purchases are impossible because they are prohibited by federal law.

    IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

    * CONTACT ALL MEMBERS of the NC House Judiciary C Committee. Thank Republicans for their support, but remind them you expect an expeditious vote on HB 650 to allow the bill to make the looming June 9 "crossover deadline." Tell Democrats to stop stalling and bring the bill to the vote it deserves.

    * CONTACT YOUR NC HOUSE REP: In anticipation of the imminent vote on HB 650 before the full chamber of the NC House, tell your house rep to support HB 650 WITHOUT WEAKENING AMENDMENTS. To find your house rep, go to:

    CONTACT THESE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    REPUBLICANS: Tim.Moore@ncleg.net, Johnathan.Rhyne@ncleg.net, Rayne.Brown@ncleg.net,

    George.Cleveland@ncleg.net, Jimmy.Dixon@ncleg.net,

    Jonathan.Jordan@ncleg.net

    DEMOCRATS: Joe.Hackney@ncleg.net, Pricey.Harrison@ncleg.net,

    Verla.Insko@ncleg.net, Bert.Jones@ncleg.net, Annie.Mobley@ncleg.net,

    Jennifer.Weiss@ncleg.net

    DELIVER THIS MESSAGE

    * REPUBLICANS

    Dear Representative:

    Thank you for your support of HB 650, "Amend Various Gun Laws." It is vital that you continue to press this forward to meet the looming June 9 crossover deadline. This is a very important bill in its present form and one that you must carry forward to the goal line.

    Keep up the good work and never let up the pressure. Don't believe the lies and rigged polls from the opponents of freedom. I will be following the progress of this bill with great interest through the alerts of Grass Roots North Carolina.

    Sincerely,

    A Concerned North Carolina Voter

    * DEMOCRATS

    Dear Representative:

    It is vital to the safety and freedom of North Carolinians that you quit stalling and bring HB 650, "Amend Various Gun Laws" to a vote in House Judiciary Sub Committee C. I urge your SUPPORT of this important bill. Basically I am asking you to get out of the way of freedom.

    I will be following the progress of this bill with great interest through the alerts of Grass Roots North Carolina.

    Sincerely,

    A Concerned North Carolina Voter
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    got my email in, and added a little amendment to the email:



    Dear Representative:

    It is vital to the safety and freedom of North Carolinians that you quit stalling and bring HB 650, "Amend Various Gun Laws" to a vote in House Judiciary Sub Committee C. I urge your SUPPORT of this important bill. Basically I am asking you to get out of the way of freedom.

    I will be following the progress of this bill with great interest through the alerts of Grass Roots North Carolina. If you fail to support this bill you WILL FAIL to receive my vote and many others the next time you ask us to support YOU come election time.

    Sincerely,

    A Concerned North Carolina Voter

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