Senate Republicans ran out the clock in 2017, but there are no excuses in this shiny new legislative session …

The General Assembly is back in session, and that means the Senate Rules Committee will once again have the opportunity to advance HB 746. In case you’ve forgotten, HB 746 is the “Permitless Concealed Carry” bill, which handily passed the NC House last year. Unfortunately, Republican leaders in the NC Senate allowed it to languish in committee while running out the clock on the legislative session. Afterwards, Senate leaders conveyed that they were unable to get to the bill because, well, the session had come to a close (ahem). Try that at work. Only in politics can one sit on his hands and then claim victimhood in the face of the seemingly unexpected passage of time. 

It’s an Election Year
However, there is good news for Republican senators who wanted to vote on a pro-Second Amendment bill last year, but just ran out of time: the clock just started on a new legislative session. We’re once again on the right side of the clock, so there are no excuses. Even better, it’s an election year! What pro-gun senator would reject the opportunity to demonstrate gun-rights credentials just as an important day in November approaches? This legislative session could be a win-win for both legislators and the law-abiding, gun-owning citizens who soon head to the ballot box.

Insist on Permitless Concealed Carry in 2018
Below, see how you can easily contact key Republican senators to demand they move HB 746 out of committee and to the Senate floor for a vote. They need to hear from you as soon as possible. Please send them the email provided and make the phone calls to those noted below. If necessary, leave a voice-mail message. 





  • PHONE REPUBLICAN SENATE RULES COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Use the phone numbers provided below. Tell them:
Last year, the Senate Rules Committee ran out the clock on pro-gun bill HB 746. Fortunately, a new legislative session has just begun, and I’m calling to insist that the senator, as a member of the Rules Committee, demand a hearing for HB 746, and that the senator vote in favor of the bill, with the goal of sending it to the Senate floor for a vote.

During this election year, gun rights voters are expecting you to live up to the Republican Party Platform by supporting gun rights. Vote 'yes' on HB 746 in committee, and 'yes' on the floor of the Senate. Thank you.


  • CLICK HERE TO EMAIL THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Click, and then simply add your name at the bottom of the automatically generated email. If the email is not generated for you, or if it isn’t formatted properly, you can use the copy/paste text and the copy/paste email list provided below, under ‘Deliver This Message.’ 

Committee Member Phone Number
Sen. Bill Rabon
(Committee Chairman)
(919) 733-5963
Sen. Chad Barefoot (919) 715-3036
Sen. Harry Brown (919) 715-3034
Sen. Warren Daniel (919) 715-7823
Sen. Kathy Harrington (919) 733-5734
Sen. Ralph Hise (919) 733-3460
Sen. Brent Jackson (919) 733-5705
Sen. Michael V. Lee (919) 715-2525
Sen. Wesley Meredith (919) 733-5776
Sen. Louis Pate (919) 733-5621
Sen. Shirley B. Randleman (919) 733-5743
Sen. Jerry W. Tillman (919) 733-5870
Sen. Tommy Tucker (919) 733-7659
Sen. Trudy Wade (919) 733-5856






Copy/Paste Email List, Republicans on the Senate Rules Committee

Bill.Rabon@ncleg.net; Chad.Barefoot@ncleg.net; Harry.Brown@ncleg.net; Warren.Daniel@ncleg.net; Kathy.Harrington@ncleg.net; Ralph.Hise@ncleg.net; Brent.Jackson@ncleg.net; Michael.Lee@ncleg.net; Wesley.Meredith@ncleg.net; Louis.Pate@ncleg.net; Shirley.Randleman@ncleg.net; Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net; Tommy.Tucker@ncleg.net; Trudy.Wade@ncleg.net


Suggested Subject: "Pass HB 746 This Session"  


Dear Senator:

Not too long ago, Senate leader Phil Berger said, “The people of North Carolina expect their elected officials to keep their word.” I could not agree more with the senator, and I am writing to insist that Mr. Berger, you, and indeed all Senate Republicans live up to the explicitly pro-gun statements in the party platform.

Last year, Senate leaders stood and watched as HB 746 (“permitless concealed carry” and more) languished in committee, allowing time to simply run out on the bill. Running out the clock is not leadership, and gun owners like me expect more from you. This year, I insist HB 746 be given a hearing, and that you do whatever is necessary to shepherd it to the Senate floor for a vote.

Having ignored HB 746 in 2017, your commitment to gun rights is surely in question. Fortunately, it’s a new year, and you will have a fresh opportunity to show voters that you are indeed dedicated to the recognition and continued advancement of gun rights in North Carolina.  

To hold to your own party’s platform, you must pass the gun rights bill, HB 746. The voters are expecting it, and we will be monitoring your actions on this important matter through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.




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