HB 937 Radio Campaign Targets UNC President

GRNC radio spots countering UNC opposition to HB 937 will run in Raleigh, Greensboro and Asheville

University of North Carolina president Tom Ross continues to fight campus carry provisions of House Bill 937. As you recall, the bill, which passed the NC House and now resides in the Senate, contains restaurant carry, a limited measure for guns in locked vehicles on state university campuses, and other pro-gun initiatives.

When HB 937 received its hearing in a House Judiciary Committee meeting, representatives for NC State testified that it would hinder campus security's efforts to "protect" students, echoing opposition previously expressed to the media by Ross. Just hours after their testimony, however, a student was raped outside the NCSU Free Expression Tunnel and, two days later, another was robbed at knife point near Reynolds Coliseum, demonstrating clearly that UNC can't "protect" students, who must therefore be allowed to protect themselves.

Next, the Civitas Institute revealed that Ross was previously director of the hard-left Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation which funded, among other "Blueprint NC" causes, North Carolinians "Against Gun Violence." Moreover, two UNC campuses -- Chapel Hill and Elizabeth City -- are under federal investigation for under-reporting violent crime, including sexual assaults. The chancellor of ECSU just resigned due to the scandal.

GRNC radio campaign

Airing on WPTF (Raleigh), WPTI (Greensboro), WWNC (Asheville) and WMYN (Eden) and directing input to Senate leadership, GRNC's radio spot, with graphics, can be viewed by CLICKING HERE or going to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jP1o7kHKMg

You can catch the GRNC radio spots all week long on the following shows:

WPTF 680 AM and 850 AM (Raleigh) The Morning Drive, The Bill LuMaye Show (WPTF only)

WPTI Rush Radio 94.5 FM (Greensboro) The Morning Rush, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

WWNC News Radio 570 AM (Asheville) Gregg Jensen, Rush Limbaugh


•    CONTACT UNC's BOARD OF GOVERNORS using the copy-and-paste list below and let them know you don't appreciate Ross using his left-wing politics to oppose legislation which stands to reduce the significant problem of violent crime on UNC campuses.

•    CONTACT YOUR NC STATE SENATOR: Let them know you want campus carry kept in HB 937. To find your state senator, CLICK HERE or go to: http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx where you may scroll to the NC Senate section, enter your address and then click on the district number which comes up.

•    HELP GRNC RUN RADIO SPOTS: Running more than 60 radio spots will cost GRNC nearly $10,000. You can support the effort by attending GRNC's annual dinner, details for which are available below. As an added bonus, every annual dinner reservation gets a chance for a FREE AR-15!


UNC Board of Governors:

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Suggested Subject: "No money for UNC

Members of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors:

University of North Carolina president Tom Ross continues to marshal opposition to House Bill 937 ("Amend Various Firearms Laws") over its limited provision to allow concealed handgun permit-holders, who have undergone training and background checks, proving themselves sane, sober and law-abiding, to keep firearms in locked vehicles on college campuses.

Ironically, only hours after North Carolina State University officials testified to the North Carolina House that the bill would hinder their ability to "protect" students, yet another student was raped, this time outside the Free Expression Tunnel. Two days later, a student was robbed at knife point near Reynolds Coliseum.

Sadly, these are not isolated cases: Both UNC Chapel Hill and Elizabeth City State University are under investigation for deliberately reporting violent crime, including sexual assault. Indeed, even by these under-reported measures, one source cites thirty-five sexual assaults at UNC Chapel Hill over just three years, placing the university 50.1% above the national average for such institutions.

Is this the sort of "protection" Mr. Ross envisions? Is it what you envision?

Controlled, multi-variate research indicates that concealed handgun laws deter murder, rape and aggravated assault. Indeed, research by John R. Lott and William Landes indicate that such laws are the only effective measure in deterring multiple victim public homicide such as occurred at Virginia Tech.

Ross appears to be allowing his political ideology to interfere with rational public policy: His position as former director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation enabled him to promote various hard-left causes, including funding the state's primary gun control group, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence.

Moreover, I am shocked that a rape victim at UNC Chapel Hill is being threatened with expulsion for even naming her rapist. Is it the intent of UNC to stifle its failure to protect its students at all costs?

I support higher education, but I cannot support a university system which fails to protect students from violent predators, actively hides the fact, and then opposes legislation which might deter such predation.

Accordingly, I will not contribute money to any UNC or supporting institution -- and will advise alumni and others to do the same -- until UNC withdraws its opposition to HB 937. Please advise me of your position on this issue.



Meet National Gun Rights Figures & WIN AN AR-15!

Each reservation to June 22 GRNC Annual Dinner will receive a ticket for GRNC's next AR-15 GIVEAWAY: Likely only 200-300 tickets will be issued!

On June 22, you have an opportunity to meet John R. Lott, the researcher whose work demonstrating that concealed handgun laws deter murder, rape and aggravated assault revolutionized public policy on guns making him, in Ann Coulter's words "America's most feared economist."

You can also meet James O'Keefe, president of Project Veritas, whose secret videos shut down leftists at ACORN, demonstrated Planned Parenthood's willingness to turn a blind eye to child sex trafficking, and got a senior executive at National Public Radio fired for bashing conservatives.


But GRNC is including an added bonus: Each and every GRNC Annual Dinner reservation will include a free ticket for our latest AR-15 giveaway. With fewer than 300 dinner reservations likely to be sold, those are the best odds you will see anywhere on winning this now (thanks to Obama & Co.) all-but-unobtainable rifle! Better yet, you don't have to be at the dinner to win!

Speakers at GRNC Freedom Awards:

•    John R. Lott, internationally renowned researcher and author of "More Guns, Less Crime."

•    James O'Keefe, president of Project Veritas, and maker of secretly-recorded videos that "outted" leftists at ACORN, Planned Parenthood, and National Public Radio.

•    Bill LuMaye, ardent gun rights supporter and conservative talk show host for Raleigh's WPTF Radio.

•    Rep. Larry Pittman, courageous NC House Representative and arguably the most pro-gun member of the legislature.

James O'Keefe will be autographing copies of his book, due out June 18th: "Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy" and John Lott will be signing copies of his recent book: "At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?" Given that O'Keefe's efforts stretch beyond guns, please share this alert with like-minded conservatives and Tea Party supporters.

Event details:

Date:    June 22, 2013

Place:    Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27609-7330, 919-872-2323

Price:    Dinner: 1st ticket, $50; 2nd & subsequent tickets, $40 each.

VIP reception: $20/ticket. (Free to GRNC Benefactor members, PRO RKBA Benefactor Sponsors, and active volunteers. For complimentary tickets, contact:     DirectorOfDevelopment@GRNC.org)

Tickets: May be purchased by CLICKING HERE, or going to GRNC's web site at: http://GRNC.org/annualdinner

Ticket availability will be limited, so order yours ASAP!

Event schedule:

4:00 PM: GRNC annual meeting

5:30 PM: VIP reception

6:30 PM: GRNC Annual Dinner & Freedom Awards

Rooms: GRNC has a limited number of rooms available at the special rate of $95/night. Call the hotel number above and let them know you are with Grass Roots North Carolina.

AR-15 giveaway terms: Rules: Drawing will be held at GRNC's annual dinner on June 22, 2013. Entrants need not be present to win. All State and Federal laws apply. Transfers will be conducted between FFL's in accordance with state and federal law. Entrants must be North Carolina residents and 18 years of age or older. Officers and board members of Grass Roots North Carolina, the GRNC Political Victory Fund and Rights Watch International are not eligible to win. 

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