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GRNC ‘Feedback Day’ will drop calls into leaders’ offices

 Should you need governmental permission to exercise a basic civil right? 

Last week, legislative team volunteers led by GRNC President Paul Valone delivered a hand truck full of petitions calling for constitutional carry to Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, arguably the most powerful politician in the state, and then held a press conference on his doorstep. That is called “speaking truth to power.”

The effort kicked off GRNC’s renewed campaign to pass House Bill 189, “Freedom to Carry NC,” sponsored by Rep. Keith Kidwell (R- Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico, GRNC ****). The bill stalled last year when Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger told reporters that, having repealed the pistol purchase permit law, legislators had no “need” to address another gun bill. GRNC President Paul Valone has countered that ours is a Bill of Rights, not “needs,” and that Sen. Berger is not a self-appointed arbiter of “needs.” 

When Berger conceded later to reporters that “Constitutional carry is something that is worth talking about. We’ll talk with our members and see whether there is an appetite to move forward with it,” Valone responded: “We’re the ‘members’ who gave you a supermajority, Sen. Berger, so let’s talk.

GRNC in action: For a video of GRNC’s Legislative Action Team holding a constitutional carry press conference on Berger’s doorstep CLICK HERE 


It’s time to make your voice heard loud and clear in the halls of the legislature by sending a message to Republican leaders in Raleigh. We would like you to call during a two-hour period from 9:00 AM EDT to 11:00 AM EDT this coming Tuesday, May 7.

Why Tuesday? Because NC Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and NC House Speaker Tim Moore are more likely to be in their offices. Legislative assistants will prevent you from speaking with them, of course, but they will witness the huge number of resulting calls, all calling for constitutional carry. Set a reminder in your phone. 
    • CALL SEN. PHIL BERGER: Between 9 AM and 11 AM on Tuesday, May 7, call Sen. Berger at 919-733-5708. (See below, under 'Deliver This Message' for the message to convey). 

    • CALL SPEAKER TIM MOORE: Also between 9 AM and 11 AM on Tuesday, May 7, call Speaker Tim Moore at 919-733-3451. (See below, under 'Deliver This Message' for the message to convey). 
  • PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO GRNC: Help us fight fun 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. 



What to tell Republican leaders:   


  • Thank them for repealing our Jim Crow purchase permit law, but tell them the job won’t be done until the Republican supermajority passes constitutional carry, including over-riding Gov. Roy Cooper’s inevitable veto.
  • NC Republicans have fallen behind Republicans in the 29 other states that have already passed constitutional carry.
  • Research by John R. Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center found no increase in violent crime in constitutional carry states, and even a slight drop in murder.
  • Gun voters helped create the supermajority Republicans have used to pass several laws, over-riding Cooper’s vetoes. It is time they acknowledged that by passing House Bill 189, “Freedom to Carry NC” NOW!
  • Excuses like legislative rules and placing blame on one chamber or the other are just that: Excuses.  




We Need Alert Writers
In order to continue to offer these critical email alerts in a timely and effective fashion, GRNC needs more alert writers. If you have general writing ability, basic computer skills, a desire to defend the Bill of Rights, and a few hours a week, GRNC would love to bring you on board as an important member of our writing team. Note that a few hours a week, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more, is a small trade off for the immense satisfaction you’ll feel after you have direct involvement in killing anti-gun bills, expanding gun rights, and stopping short the political careers of gun-grabbing legislators.

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Corporate Benefactors

Bear Creek Arsenal

new benefactor

Bear Creek Arsenal is a veteran-owned manufacturer of AR9, AR10, and AR15 rifles, pistols, and components located in Sanford, N.C. All our products can be purchased directly from the factory at: Made in America. 

310 McNeill Rd, Sanford, NC 27330   Phone:919 566-0778



Black Hawk International Security, LLC

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6255 Town Center Dr #708
Clemmons NC 27012 

Business phone: (336) 714-3484
Owner: David Leonard     Email:

Blue Ridge Marksmanship

A wide variety of courses offered.

827 Roaring Fork Road
Burnsville, NC 28714

Mailing Address:
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77 Morgan Branch Rd.
Weaverville, NC 28787 

C & E Gun Shows P.O. Box 11209
Blacksburg, VA 24062
540-953-0016 or 888-715-0606

Carolina Firearms Forum

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Carolina Gunrunners

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1141 Falls River Ave #110
Raleigh, NC 27614

We have changed the concept of the local gun store. Quality products, expertise, and friendly customer service are all packaged in a family friendly setting with fair pricing.

Carolina Sporting Arms The Carolinas' destination for quality firearms and exceptional customer service for over 20 years. We specialize in firearms and firearms-related products with unmatched expertise to help both beginners and experienced shooters find the right products to meet their needs. Charlotte's only Five-Star indoor range!
DD Media
8300 Raintree Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277
phone: 704-650-5555, fax: 704-544-0326 

Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum &
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Dixie Deer Classic
Dixie Gun and Knife Shows PO Box 21049
Raleigh, NC 27619

Hyatt Farms Shooting Complex

new benefactor

990 Burnsville Church Road.
Polkton, NC 28135
Biz phone: 704-826-6014
Mobile 704-6618229

North Carolina’s newest outdoor shooting complex in Anson County, one hour East of Charlotte.
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Visit our website for membership and event prices.
Hyatt Guns 3332 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
MK Shows Mike Kent
PO Box 685
Monroe, GA 30655

Ronald J. Shook II 

new benefactor

Ron is a ferocious supporter of the Second Amendment. He has twice sued Sheriff Garry McFadden on behalf of GRNC for his unconstitutional treatment of gun permitting in Mecklenburg County. Ron is a lifetime member of GRNC, and he is licensed to practice in all NC State and Federal Courts. He has helped people all over the state to restore their gun rights, and he frequently represents individuals on appeal for denial of a concealed handgun permit. Ron has proven that he is the "go-to" guy when it comes to gun rights in North Carolina. If you are looking to restore your gun rights after a felony conviction, or involuntary commitment, or you have been wrongly denied a concealed handgun permit or firearm purchase, Ron can help!

Tel. 704.671.2390 
121 E. Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052

NC Ordnance 

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Bill Harvey/Owner
PO Box 3254
(252) 237-2440

Triangle Shooting Academy The #1 indoor shooting range in the Carolinas. Shop, shoot and learn. Open to the public.
6501 Mt. Herman Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 802-2040


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The Aisle Pawn Shop

216 N. Main St.
Mooresville, NC 28115
Down South Ammo Home of "SOUTHERN THUNDER" Exploding Targets
Reedy Creek Realty 1818 Medfield Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
877-428-SOLD (7653)
NRA / CHP Instructor & Realtor serving the Triangle area
Free Firearm With Home Sale or Purchase!
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 Thursdays 4-5PM.



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Pawn, Purchase, Sell, New & Used Merchandise, Firearms, Gold and Misc.
Jeff Darden/ Owner, 5721 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28303
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Duncan Gun & Pawn 414 Second St.
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Ed’s Gun Shop 5560 US 1 Hwy
Vass, NC 28394
Phone: 910-692-7936, Fax: 910-692-4867

The Range at Ballantyne


The Range at Lake Norman

10913 Bailey Road
Cornelius, NC

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Cornelius, NC 28031

Shooter's Express 2 Caldwell Dr.
Belmont, NC 28012
800-358-GUNS (4867)
Vanguard Security Consulting, LLC 19135 W. Catawba Ave
Cornelius, NC 28031




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