This Monday, a pro-gun stalwart will offer a true school protection bill as an amendment to a bill being considered on the House floor…

If you follow GRNC’s alerts, then you know that GRNC 4-star statesman, Rep. Larry Pittman (Cabarrus, Rowan), can always be counted on to stand for your gun rights. In fact, he not only stands for them, he takes strides to advance them, and advance a pro-gun bill is exactly what Rep. Pittman intends to do, with your help.

Help Rep. Pittman Help North Carolina
This Monday, Rep. Pittman intends to offer House Bill 216 (H216) (School Self-Defense Act), in its entirety, as an amendment to Senate Bill 5 (S5) (School Safety Omnibus), which will have its second and third vote on the House floor. We must insist Republican members of the NC House vote for H216 as an amendment to S5, and make it clear that if they don't, they each risk their pro-gun bona fides. GRNC will be tracking votes.  


The uniting of these two bills, specifically for the benefits contained within H216, would be a great development, however, Rep. Pittman needs your help if this is to happen. (See below, under 'Immediate Action  Required!').

Studies Show
Studies by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), with respected researcher Dr. John Lott at its helm, have concluded that schools that allow educators and administrators to be armed are much (much) safer than their gun-free counterparts.  To read more about the CPRC’s study, click here. Incidentally, t
hanks to GRNC’s hard-working volunteers, NC’s House Republicans have been made well aware of this study and its results, so any legislator’s claimed ignorance of this truth is not viable.

Push Republicans in the Right Direction
Below, see how you can easily contact the House Republican caucus to insist they do the right thing. To give them the push they need, please use the information provided below to send them a message.  (Note: GRNC will be tracking legislators' votes on this, and it will go down on their gun-rights record---for better or worse).






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Suggested Subject: "Republicans Must Protect School Children Now"


Dear Representative,

I’m delighted to learn that the push to amend S5 (
School Safety Omnibus) with the entirety of H216 (School Self-Defense Act) has taken a great stride forward, due to the fact that S5 will be heard on the House floor this Monday. The uniting of these two bills would be a wonderful development, and it is exactly what is required to protect North Carolina’s school children in a practical and effective manner. Therefore, when H216 is offered as an amendment to S5, i insist that you vote to allow the amendment, and that you vote for the final bill as well.

With the protection of the children in our state’s schools at stake, this absolutely must happen. Through the work of the Crime Prevention Research Center, with respected researcher Dr. John Lott at its helm, we now have unambiguous, academic studies showing schools that allow teachers and faculty to be armed are much, much safer than their gun-free counterparts. There is just no way around it, allowing adults who are on scene to protect their students in a practical, immediate manner is the only way to effectively save the lives of school children, should the worst occur.

With all of this in mind, Representative, the uniting of S5 and H216 will weed out the truly pro-gun legislators, from those who give a great campaign speech, but fall short at H-hour. I  expect you to use your elected position to put children under an umbrella of genuine protection, an umbrella provided by the responsible adults who surround them.

Also, I've been informed that GRNC will be tracking votes on the H216 amendment and on the final bill. Of course, gun owners will also be watching, but perhaps most importantly, concerned parents will be watching.

I’ll be monitoring your actions on this matter through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.





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