GUNS SAVE LIVES and 'Gun Free Zones'


Gun Rights Supporters, We Won a Partial Victory Last Month in Holly Springs.
Now We Need Your Help to Finish the Job on Tuesday, September 15th.
The Message:
GUNS SAVE LIVES and 'Gun Free Zones' DO NOT!
Let’s give the members of the Holly Springs Town Council the benefit of doubt. Back on August 18th they properly voted in a majority decision to permanently table proposed CONCEALED CARRY restrictions in their town.

During this process the Mayor and Town Council of Holly Springs have continued to hear loud and clear from the community it serves that freedom and the 2nd Amendment are alive and well. According to the Mayor, the level of engagement by the public on this issue exceeded anything he’s ever seen in 19 and a half years of public service. The public speakers, including those of GRNC's Director of Legislative Affairs, Andy Stevens, were overwhelmingly in favor of tabling both proposed town ordinances prohibiting lawful open and concealed carry in the Town of Holly Springs.  

Now here’s the part we simply do not understand.  

While lawful concealed carry restrictions were indeed tabled, three members of the council chose to delay a final decision on open carry. Two, if not three, of the five council members desperately want to find a way to impose open carry restrictions and, hence, the matter reappeared for a vote Tuesday night, September 1st. A 3-vote majority, now including Councilman Peter Villadsen, voted to proceed with the OPEN CARRY BAN, although they modified its effective date to be six months down the road. Supposedly, this is to “educate” the public as to its intent and restrictions.

The public needs no “education!”

NO-FIREARM ZONES are killing fields. Time and time again, history has shown us that “no firearms allowed” signs DO NOT work. The criminal and the mob are only emboldened by such ignorance on the part of politicians believing these signs work. Law enforcement authorities will arrive in a minute or two of a call? Not likely at all. In fact, think of ten to fifteen minutes at least. How many lives could be destroyed in that time frame? The first responders to a tragedy are the people present. If armed, they may prevent a calamity. If unarmed, they can run, hide, or die.

Your communication to the council may swing that one critical vote to be cast by Councilman Villadsen for the second and final time on Tuesday, September 15th.

Please attend the council meeting and email your opposition to banning freedom. One registered “Republican” who is leaning left may join the two Michael Bloomberg robots and vote a second time to pass the ban. He needs a polite wakeup call and a reminder to back away from gun bans. We need more voices! NOTE THAT THE COUNCIL WILL NOT ALLOW PUBLIC SPEAKERS FROM THE FLOOR SO YOUR EMAILS AND CALLS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER!

Town of Holly Springs
128 S Main Street
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Town Hall Phone: (919) 557-3901

Tuesday, September 15th - 7pm 



  • EMAIL the COUNCIL and CALL Councilman Peter Villadsen:

  • Councilman Villadsen’s public phone number is:  919 272-8540


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 EMAIL COUNCIL MEMBERS and MAYOR and copy the Town Clerk to place in the record:




Suggested Subject:  Your Vote Will Tell Us if Constitutional Rights or the Leftist Agenda Matter to You


Dear Members of the Holly Springs Town Council:


I must remind you one final time of the following facts:

Posting a prohibition against lawful OPEN CARRY serves no purpose but to advance a gun banning agenda promoted by the left. It will not save lives.

“NO-FIREARM ZONES” are killing fields. Time and time again, history has shown us that no firearm signs DO NOT work. The criminal is only emboldened by such ignorance on our part believing these signs work. The first responders to a tragedy are the people present. Law Enforcement often arrive too late to do anything but merely take the report and clean up the damage done. 


On the 18th of August, you rightly concluded banning lawful concealed carry in Holly Springs served no purpose and voted against the proposed measure. Now I ask you to vote responsibly one more time and table this equally insane idea, carving out open carry exclusion zones in and around Holly Springs.


Now, voting for the 2nd and final time, to confirm an OPEN CARRY ban in Holly Springs will subject you, and your town to increased scrutiny and attention over the course of the next six months. The public will learn just how ridiculous and petty your ordinance really is, and the anti-freedom agenda its legislative supporters and sponsors endorse.

You can expect lawful OPEN CARRY demonstrations on a regular and recurring basis and you can expect targeted attention to campaigns in the upcoming 2021 Municipal elections.

Stop this leftist driven agenda before it’s too late. Your vote Tuesday night to table this ordinance kills it. Do the right thing and vote “NO.”

I will continue to follow this developing matter through GRNC Legislative Alerts.




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