NC Assembly Moves on Pro-Gun Bills...

Two important pro-2A bills have been introduced by both the NC House and Senate, and are under committee consideration.

NC Senate Introduces Preemption Bill Supported by GRNC

As you know, GRNC followers have worked hard to repair the confusing patchwork of carry restrictions enacted by misguided municipalities across the state. These often conflicting laws make it difficult for law-abiding gun owners to travel without unintentionally violating obscure local ordinances.

This type of patchwork of conflicting laws is a gun control tactic designed to make lawful carry as difficult and legally risky as possible, in an effort to discourage exercise of Second Amendment rights.

GRNC has successfully pushed several bills through the NC Assembly in recent years that have increased the uniformity of NC gun laws.

Despite these successes, some anti-gun municipalities have gone to absurd lengths to circumvent the clear intent of state preemption. Examples of abuses include redefining dog parks as "playgrounds" and lakes as "swimming pools" to enact bans.

On Tuesday, NC Senator Jeff Tarte (R, Mecklenburg, GRNC-****) introduced Senate Bill 394, the "Preemption Affirmation Act". Among other things, this bill will make municipal leaders who violate state preemption of local gun laws personally liable and subject to significant personal fines. A similar law in FL has effectively curtailed municipal insubordination in the Sunshine State.

Senator President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R, Guilford, Rockingham, GRNC-****) and Senators Tom Apodaca (R, Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania, GRNC-****) and Buck Newton (R, Johnston, Nash, Wilson, GRNC-****) are expected to arrange a prompt hearing for SB 394.

This is an important pro-2A bill that will require input from GRNC supporters to pass. Watch for coming Alerts on the issue and make time to respond to action items.

HB7 Passes NC House

House Bill 7, "Amend Firearm Restoration Law", introduced by Representatives Michael Speciale (R, Beaufort, Craven, Pamlico, GRNC-****) and Larry Pittman (R, Cabarrus, GRNC-****) has already passed the NC House and is now being considered by the Senate Rules Committee. It will undo damage caused by 1995 (following passage of the federal Brady Act) and 2004 amendments to the NC Felony Firearms Act. It is another pro-2A bill that deserves GRNC support.

  • Thank Sen. Tarte for introducing SB 394 and Sen. Berger, Apodaca and Newton for moving it to the floor for a vote
  • Thank Sen. Berger and Apodaca for bringing HB 7 to a vote.
  • Contact your NC Senator and urge support for both SB 394 and HB 7.


Use this email list to contact Senate leadership thanking them for moving pro-gun Bills:;;;

Find your Senator using this webform:


Suggested Subject: "Please Move SB 394 and HB 7"

Dear Senator:

I am grateful that the NC Senate is again demonstrating support of the Second Amendment rights of North Carolinians, and thank Senator Tarte for introducing SB 394, "Preemption Affirmation Act" which will further help reduce the confusing patchwork of often conflicting laws that citizens must contend with.

I urge you to help this important bill, along with HB 7, "Amend Firearm Restoration Law" to the Senate floor for a vote.

I will be watching progress through Grassroots North Carolina alerts.




On April 10th and 11th, John Lott’s Crime Prevention and Research Center (CPRC) will be hosting Katie Pavlich, Dana Loesch, Brad Thor, Ted Nugent and others, in Nashville, for a fun filled evening.

Click here to learn more
(Or go to:

Click here for tickets
(Or go to:



Attend this “Law of Self Defense” seminar, presented by expert Andrew Branca, and tailored just for North Carolina. It will be held May 3rd, in Raleigh.

Use the discount code “grnc” (without quotes) to receive a $10 discount!

To learn more and reserve your spot, CLICK HERE (Or go to:


Lies Told by Moms Demanding Action


Click here to learn the full details of the deceptions spread by the so-called Moms Demanding Action (or rather Moms Demanding Gun Bans).


Additional Skills Needed for the
GRNC Alert Team:


A person is needed to expand the GRNC alert team.  Good writing skills is a must along with the ability to coordinate with personnel at various levels.  Knowledge of HTML and ability to manipulate HTML style emails on the code level.  Strong understanding of desktop publishing concepts and Microsoft Office tools.  Person should be able to translate legal, political, technical and firearms jargon into layman's terms and make the public care about the issue.  Familiarity of a mass emailing system like Constant Contact is a nice to have.

If interested, please contact GRNC via the following e-mail address:

Copyright Info


© 2015 Grass Roots North Carolina. All rights reserved. Reproduction and distribution is permitted provided full attribution is given and the item is reprinted in its entirety. Address questions to:


GRNC Sponsors

Support these PRO RKBA merchants who, as GRNC sponsors, are supporting your Second Amendment rights:

Corporate Benefactors

The Range at Ballantyne, 704- 896-3155, 10913 Bailey Road, Cornelius, NC,

The Range at Lake Norman, 704- 896-3155,

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

Dixie Deer Classic,

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;

Dixie 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.

The Blue Book Man, and

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

Grass Roots North Carolina is a 501(c)(4) organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Contributions to GRNC are not tax deductible. "Contributions to civic leagues or other section 501(c)(4) organizations generally are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business." IRS - Donations to Section 501(c)(4) Organizations. Please consult the IRS website,, or your tax or legal advisor for specific information.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 9919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.