Let them know you are still watching:

Attend November 15 meeting! 


On one hand, Attorney General Josh Stein’s NCDOJ seems to have heard you loud and clear. They at least claim to have discarded previous proposals to require “Pre-” and “Post-Delivery Reports” which would have obstructed your ability to get the training required for a concealed handgun permit.
On the other hand, they still aren’t leaving well enough alone. Based on largely unsubstantiated claims that some instructors are shortcutting training required for concealed handgun permits, state bureaucrats are still maneuvering to see what they can get. YOU must let them know you are watching everything they do, and that you will defeat ANY measure which obstructs issuance of concealed handgun permits by using procedures which demand review by the Republican-led legislature.



  • CALL & EMAIL ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH STEIN:  Using the message below, let him know in no uncertain terms that you hold him responsible for using NCDOJ to harass concealed handgun applicants and instructors and that you will remember it. Call Stein at 919-716-6400. To ensure reaching him by email, use all 3 of these addresses: josh.stein@ncdoj.gov; jstein@ncdoj.gov; info@JoshStein.org
  • CALL & EMAIL CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS PERSONNEL: Call Director Jeffrey Smythe (919-779-8203); Assistant Director Michelle Schilling (919-779-8205), and Program Director Bob Overton (984-275-7119) then email them at the following addresses: jsmythe@ncdoj.gov; MSchilling@ncdoj.gov; boverton@ncdoj.gov
  • EMAIL TRAINING STANDARDS COMMISSION MEMBERS: Use the following copy-and-paste list: cblue@townofchapelhill.org; richardaepley@yahoo.com; Estella.patterson@raleighnc.gov; fesellers@northcarolina.edu; henryaa@wssu.edu; billy.gartin@raleighnc.gov; Jacques.gilbert@apexnc.org; welty@sog.unc.edu
  • ATTEND THE NOVEMBER 15, PUBLIC MEETING: It will be held at 10:00am at the Wake Technical Community College, Public Safety Training Center, 321 Chapanoke Rd, Raleigh. Yes, they set it during working hours, quite probably to suppress attendance. ATTEND ANYWAY! Also note that our CHP matter will NOT be discussed here, but at a follow-on meeting. We believe this has been scheduled to prevent a repeat of the overflow situation we saw before. 
  • Upon completion of the Public Hearings, the committee will recess and then move to the alternate location of the Garner Performing Arts Center at 900 7 th Ave, Garner, NC 27529. Note that this is the location where the CHP matter will be discussed. The meeting will begin after the 1000 am meeting adjourns and to allow attendees appropriate travel time. 
  • PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO GRNC: Help us fight gun control while we promote Second Amendment principles. Please CLICK HERE to contribute. Bear in mind that GRNC is an all-volunteer organization, so you can be sure your donations are put to the best possible use. Any amount helps, and any amount is appreciated.




Suggested Subject:  "I oppose any change that restricts concealed carry training"  


Attorney General Stein, NCCJSD staff and commissioners:

Although you have reportedly backed away from widely opposed changes which would obstruct the ability to obtain training required for concealed handgun permits, please understand that I will vociferously oppose any proposed regulation which makes it hard to obtain concealed handgun permits. In particular, I will file a demand for review of any such regulation by the North Carolina General Assembly. 

I strongly urge you to resist any attempt to restrict permits by anti-Second Amendment Attorney General Josh Stein. I will be monitoring your actions through Grass Roots North Carolina legislative alerts.



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

MK Shows, Mike Kent, PO Box 685, Monroe, GA 30655, Mike@MKShows.com, Phone: 770-630-7296, http://MKShows.com
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Triangle Shooting Academy, the largest indoor shooting range in the Carolinas, is dedicated to become the leader in responsible firearm ownership, training and proficiency. Visit us online or in person to view our range, retail, café and training classrooms. 919-802.2040, TriangleShootingAcademy.com

Corporate Patrons



Down South Ammo, Home of "SOUTHERN THUNDER" Exploding Targets, http://downsouthammo.com/
Reedy Creek Realty, 1818 Medfield Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, 1-877-428-SOLD(7653), NRA / CHP Instructor & Realtor serving the Triangle area, Free Firearm With Home Sale or Purchase!, http://www.ReedyCreekRealty.com
Take Aim Training, Outdoor Rifle, Handgun, Shotgun, and Archery Range located in the heart of the Carolinas. We offer Concealed carry, hunter education, and many other courses. NC & SC firearms sales and transfers. Listen to the Take Aim Training Show or online www.wixe1190.com Thursdays 4-5PM. - www.takeaimtraining.com
The Aisle Pawn Shop, 216 N. Main St., Mooresville, NC 28115, 704-663-5656

Corporate Sponsors
Ace Pawn Shop - Pawn, Purchase, Sell, New & Used Merchandise, Firearms, Gold and Misc items, Jeff Darden/ Owner, 5721 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28303
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Brain Lube Online, interesting gun-related links, and more. www.BrainLubeOnline.com
Concealed Carry Academy - Concealed carry permit course. We teach for NC, FL, TN, VA and other states. Instructors are law enforcement/military. State Certified. Hands-on, personal attention, all ages especially seniors. Call: 828-356-5454 or visit www.wecancarry.com - “The most recommended course”. Individual and Group rates. Will travel.
Duncan Gun & Pawn, 414 Second St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, 336-667-6303, www.duncangun.com
Ed's Gun Shop, 5560 US 1 Hwy, Vass, NC 28394. 910-692-7936 (Phone) 910-692-4867 (Fax) https://www.edsgunshop.com/
Shooter's Express, 2 Caldwell Dr., Belmont, NC 28012, 800-358-GUNS, www.shootersexpress.com
TacticalGearOps, http://tacticalgearops.com - sales@tacticalgearops.com - (888) 285-2649
The Range at Ballantyne, 704-896-3155, 10913 Bailey Road, Cornelius, NC, www.therangeatballantyne.com
he Range at Lake Norman, 704-896-3155, www.therangeatlakenorman.com

Vanguard Security Consulting, LLC, 19135 W. Catawba Ave, Cornelius, NC 28031

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