In 1994, when Grass Roots North Carolina held its first rally at the state capitol, we never imagined we would be around for twenty years, much less that in two decades we would accomplish so much, including (as a small sample):

  • Passing concealed carry, concealed handgun reciprocity, and the purchase permit bypass;

  • Passing Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground; and

  • Passing House Bill 937's dramatic expansion of concealed carry into restaurants, educational properties (limited), public assemblies and elsewhere.


Founded in 1994 and marking two decades of defending your rights, GRNC's annual dinner on June 21st in Charlotte is themed: "Celebrating Twenty Years of Victory" ( and will feature nationally renowned speakers, including:

  • John R. Lott, the man whose research fueled the explosion of concealed handgun laws and author of "More Guns, Less Crime." Lott will discuss his exciting new "Crime Prevention Research Center" and its efforts to blunt Bloomberg-funded propaganda disguised as "research" from Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere. You've seen Lott on Fox News, CNN and elsewhere. His writings appear regularly in The Wall Street Journal, National Review and elsewhere. Now meet him in person!

  • Andrew Branca, the foremost expert on U.S. Self-Defense law across all 50 states and author of "The Law of Self-Defense," recently reviewed in the NRA's America's First Freedom magazine. Branca will not only address the dinner, earlier in the day he will teach a four hour seminar on what to expect (and how not to go to prison) if faced with the need to use a gun in self-defense. For details on the "Law of Self-Defense" seminar, go to:

Bill LuMaye, popular and widely renowned conservative talk show host of "The Bill LuMaye Show" on Raleigh's WPTF radio, will emcee the event.


11:00AM-3:00PM:  "The Law of Self-Defense" seminar by Andrew Branca

3:30PM-4:30PM:  GRNC Annual Meeting

4:30PM-5:15PM:  GRNC Board of Directors Meeting

5:30PM-6:45PM:    GRNC VIP Reception

7:00PM-9:00PM:  GRNC Annual Dinner: "Celebrating Twenty Years of Victory“

9:00PM-????:  Get together in GRNC hospitality suite


WHEN:     June 21, 2014

WHERE:   Holiday Inn Center City, 230 N. College St., Charlotte, NC 28202, 704.335.5400

COST:      GRNC dinner: $55 for 1st ticket and $45 for 2nd and subsequent tickets.

VIP reception: $25 (free to GRNC Benefactor members, PRO RKBA Benefactor sponsors, and active volunteers by emailing

Law of Self-Defense Seminar: $120 until June 7, and $150 after June 7 (add $10.75 for book)

TICKETS:  For details and tickets to GRNC's "Celebrating Twenty Years of Victory" dinner or VIP reception, go to:




If you're like us, you've watched megalomaniac, anti-gun zealot and billionaire Michael Bloomberg attack the Second Amendment and said to yourself, "Somebody ought to do something about that."

Bloomberg's first attack was "Mayors Against Illegal Guns," with a real goal to ban all guns. Then came "Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America," the "astroturf" organization with paid staffers right here in North Carolina who are busily trying to get restaurants and other businesses to ban guns. Now Bloomberg has folded it all into a new sham group calling itself "Everytown for Gun Safety" -- along with $50 million of his fortune -- all to elect anti-gun politicians.

What you might not know is that Bloomberg also funds the "Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health," a mission for which is to conduct sound bite science designed to propagandize the public and create more pressure for gun control. Bloomberg has bought his own "research" with $1.1 billion (yes, "billion") in contributions. Given that and Obama's demands for more agenda-driven "research," rest assured you will hear more from Johns Hopkins.

Fortunately, there finally is somebody "doing something about it": Dr. John R. Lott, researcher and author of More Guns, Less Crime, who is internationally published and interviewed on gun-related topics. Lott's new organization is the Crime Prevention Research Center, and its mission is to expose fraudulent research and sound bite science being conducted to push gun control.

But John and the fledgling CPRC need your help. Please go to Crime Prevention Research Center ( and consider making a donation to help Lott and his staff fight Michael Bloomberg!

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GRNC Sponsors

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Corporate Benefactors

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

Tigerswan Range Complex (TRC), World class outdoor shooting range that meets & exceeds the new Cumberland County range requirements.  Built by former members of the elite "DELTA FORCE".  2850 Tigerswan Drive, Autryville, NC 28318.  910-208-4117 -

Carolina Shooters Club, The largest/ most active Online firearms community in the Carolinas. Come join the discussions with our firearms enthusiasts and trainers. We have dedicated sections for the ladies, training topics, political and 2A-related issues.
37 Public Shooting Range & Gun Club, 1333 Loop Road, Bunnlevel, NC 28323, 910-893-9887,

Point Blank Range
, 743 River Highway, Mooresville, NC 28117, 704-230-0262,
C & E Gun Shows, 4225 Fortress Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060; Phone 540-953-0016 or 888-715-0606;

Gun and Knife Shows, PO Box 21049, Raleigh, NC 27619, ph: 919-781-1287,

2A Friendly &, North Carolina's friendliest firearm smartphone app and web forum, working to promote gun ownership in NC &

Handgunners, Inc., 4325 NC Hwy 49 South, Burlington, NC 27215, (336) 570-1015

Sterling Pistols, custom pistols, FFL transfers, general repairs, Glock enhancements, 704-840-7625

Corporate Patrons

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. -

MK Shows, Mike Kent, PO Box 685, Monroe, GA 30655,, Phone: 770-630-7296,

Morris Firearms at Sportsman's Lodge
, Great handgun prices. New and used guns.  Stocking dealer for Glock, Smith & Wesson, SIG Sauer, Springfield Armory, Bond Arms, Ruger, Dan Wesson and more.  Buy, sell & trade.  Phone: 336-961-6800  Fax: 336-961-6801.

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Down South Ammo, Home of "SOUTHERN THUNDER" Exploding Targets,

Holsters & Stuff, 4048 Sherwood Forest Drive, Trinity, NC 27370, (336) 313-6167

DoubleD Media, 8300 Raintree Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277, ph: 704-650-5555, fx: 704-544-0326

Gunner's Alley, LLC, 203 N. Harrison Ave., Ste. 130, Cary, NC 27513,, 919-388-1991, contact: Ed Guerriero,

Corporate Sponsors

TacticalGearOps, - - (888) 285-2649

The Aisle Pawn Shop, 216 N. Main St., Mooresville, NC 28115, 704-663-5656

Duncan Gun & Pawn, 414 Second St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, 336-667-6303,

Shooter's Express, 2 Caldwell Dr., Belmont, NC 28012, 800-358-GUNS,

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