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

GRNC Alert 11-16-11:
Garner Moves Forward With Anti-Gun Ordinance

As we have been appraising you, the city of Garner has plans to abridge your right to self protection in city parks as recognized by HB 650. Like a number of towns, Garner appears to be planning to use a broad interpretation of a loophole in the new law which allows a town to post "recreation areas." By employing this tactic, Garner would severely hamper your ability to protect yourself and your family within parks and sporting areas. When the will of the people and the authority of the law have spoken in a manner not to their liking, expect power hungry local politicians to do one of two things. They will either ignore the law or they will twist it into a tortured interpretation to mean whatever they want it to.

As you have undoubtedly seen before, this does not necessarily have to be the final word. When you speak with one strong voice, they will hear you. As it has been said, when you turn up the heat they see the light.

You will need to attend their next meeting on Tuesday, November 22. Contact Sean Sorrentino, who will be coordinating our efforts in Garner at for more information.


Email AND CALL the following people:
* Mayor Ronnie S. Williams - 919-773-4404;
* Mayor Protem Kathy Behringer - 919-772-3515;
* Council Member Ken Marshburn - 919-662-0902;
* Council Member Jackie Johns, Sr. - 919-772-0929;
* Council Member Gra Singleton - 919-772-0924;
* Council Member Buck Kennedy - 919-624-3696;

ATTEND the meeting on November 22 at Garner Town Hall, Building B in the Council Meeting Room.
* Bring polite but pointed signs with the themes that
o Concealed handgun permit-holders have proven themselves responsible; and...
o People should be able to protect their families.


Dear Council Member:

I am writing to urge you to respect my right to self protection in city parks. The new law laid out in HB 650 mandates that you do so. It has been established that predators and other violent felons target defenseless citizens in places where the law abiding are not allowed their God given right to self protection.

In the years since its passing, the Concealed Carry law has shown those exercising that right to be sane, sober and law-abiding. Examine the facts rather than fabricated worst case scenarios and you are bound to reach the same conclusion. I will be monitoring your actions via Grass Roots North Carolina legislative alerts.


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Hyatt Gun Shop, 3332 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208, 704-394-0387,
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