Dear Gun Rights Supporter:

It just keeps coming. Last week I described how Michael Bloomberg and his various “astroturf” organizations held a press conference last week to tell lies about House Bill 562, kicking off their campaign to attack NC gun rights as they have in Washington State and elsewhere. You responded generously to my request for funds to repel the effort, for which I thank you.

Bloomberg to spend hundreds of thousands against you… 

But I’m afraid it gets worse. Now “Everytown for Gun Safety (or “Moms Demand Action” or “Moms Rising” or the “Law Center for Gun Safety,” or “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” or whatever phony group these 20 well—funded malcontents are calling themselves today) have announced that right here in North Carolina, Bloomberg will spend what is presumably hundreds of thousands of dollars on TV spots to attack your rights.

All of these attacks are being launched under the all-too-familiar fraud, “universal background checks.” Never mind that HB 562 will enhance the ability of lawful North Carolinians to protect their families by:

  • Ridding us of our archaic, Jim Crow-era pistol purchase permit system, by which sheriffs still arbitrarily deny law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves;

  • Preventing health care providers from conducting politically-motivated fishing expeditions into whether patients have guns in their homes;

  • Preventing sheriffs from delaying concealed handgun permits;

  • Improving current law on campus carry; and much more.

Will you let this New York megalomaniac run your life?

I escaped “The People’s Republic of New York” nearly 30 years ago and speaking personally, I have no intention of allowing it to take over here.

Despite billionaire Bloomberg’s apparent willingness to invest millions of dollars to control you, I believe we can win.

… or will you join the fight?

But I’ll tell you one thing: Right or wrong; win, lose or draw, I’m not going down without a fight.

My intention is to conduct a statewide issue campaign using all available resources, starting with a press conference, possibly as early as this Wednesday morning (May 13) and following up with a radio campaign. What I need are the following:

  • Articulate NC mothers willing to speak out in radio ads by saying, “Michael Bloomberg doesn’t speak for me.” Your last name will not be used in the ads. If you or someone you know fits the bill, please email

  • Women (and men) to stand with us at the press conference to show solidarity against the astroturf Bloomberg “Moms.” If you think you might be able to attend, please email

  • Money: Radio campaigns don’t cost nearly what television does, but I can assure you that rates at peak listening hours can still run $250-$750 per spot. Depending on the number of markets we target, it will take several thousand dollars more than we can comfortably afford. If you can help, please

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If you have already contributed to the effort, I thank you. If not, 
we need your help!

With that help, I remain confident that we can repel this carpetbagger and continue to enjoy our tradition of freedom.

Armatissimi e liberissimi,

F. Paul Valone

President, Grass Roots North Carolina

Executive Director, Rights Watch International

P.S. If you have already contributed, I thank you. If not, please consider helping defeat Michael Bloomberg. $50, $25 or even $10 will help us repel the Bloomberg threat.

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