House Bill 562 would alleviate obstructions to concealed handgun applications, expand concealed carry, protect the privacy of gun owners from prying healthcare providers, and best of all, repeal the Jim Crow-era pistol purchase system sheriffs use to arbitrarily bar law abiding citizens from buying handguns.

As you probably know, billionaire and anti-gun zealot Michael Bloomberg spent up to $1 million in TV ads to kill the bill, falsely claiming it would “abolish” background checks for gun purchases.


In response, GRNC started its “Michael Bloomberg doesn’t speak for me” radio ad campaign featuring real North Carolina mothers who oppose Bloomberg and support HB 562. We kicked off the campaign with a press conference heavily covered by national media which can be seen on GRNC’s home page at, at which North Carolina women stood before the world to declare: “I’m a North Carolina Mom, and Michael Bloomberg doesn’t speak for me!”


Now, apparently in response to GRNC’s campaign, the Bloomberg gun control machine has started running full page ads and online banner ads, at least in the Raleigh News & Observer and perhaps beyond, falsely claiming:

“Under House Bill 562, felons and domestic abusers would be able to avoid a criminal background check by buying handguns from unlicensed sellers -including strangers they meet online.”

Worse, they are organizing whatever “grassroots” support they can marshal (undoubtedly including out-of-state leftists and paid staffers) to show up at the NC General Assembly on Tuesday, June 2 wearing orange clothing to protest “gun violence.”


We say, if Bloomberg wants a party at the General Assembly, let’s give him a party! Accordingly, we need YOU to show up at the North Carolina General Assembly Legislative Building, 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. We will have a table set up in the 1300 courtyard, on the left as you enter the building. To demonstrate grassroots solidarity, we suggest wearing green (preferably bright green) clothing. We will have coordinated stickers for clothing and signs to carry.



  • ATTEND ‘MICHAEL BLOOMBERG DOESN’T SPEAK FOR ME’ EVENT AT THE LEGISLATURE: If you can attend, please send an email to and let us know how many people you can bring. Details:
WHEN: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 8:30 AM
WHERE: Legislative Building
1300 Courtyard
16 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Legislative Complex Map:


Due to morning traffic and parking considerations, please allow for plenty of extra travel time. Please be at the Legislative Building Courtyard by 8:30 AM.

Wear bright green clothing if possible.

  • CALL & EMAIL THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Contact N&O President/Publisher Orage Quarles III by emailing him this weekend at: AND calling him Monday morning as close as possible to 9:00 AM at (919) 829-4659. Let him know you don’t appreciate the N&O acting as a shill for New York carpetbagger Michael Bloomberg, and that you will promptly cancel your subscription and boycott N&O advertisers. Use the copy/paste email below, under 'Deliver This Message to the N&O.'

  • BOYCOTT N&O ADVERTISERS: Below is contact information for a News & Observer advertiser, Shottenkirk Chevrolet. Contact them and let them know you won’t be buying from them for as long as they advertise in the N&O, and let them know why. Use the contact information provided here: 

  • Shottenkirk Chevrolet
    Online contact form:
    Email General Manager Lonnie Schuyler:

  • CONTACT LEGISLATORS YET AGAIN: Tell them to move HB 562, intact, to a House Rules Committee hearing and promptly to the floor for a vote. For details, go to:

    To find your representative's contact information, click here
    (or go to:

  • CONTRIBUTE TO GRNC: Unlike Bloomberg, we don’t have millions of dollars for this campaign. WE RELY ON YOU. If you have contributed, we thank you (and unfortunately have to ask for more). If you have not, please go to:


Suggested Subject: "Stop Partnering with Bloomberg on H562 Falsehoods"

Dear Mr. Quarles:

I am very disappointed to see “The News & Observer” partnering with New York billionaire, Michael Bloomberg, to spread the falsehood that H562 would eliminate criminal background checks for handgun purchases in North Carolina. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

H562 would eliminate the Jim Crow-era Pistol Purchase Permit (PPP) system that was put in place to keep minorities from obtaining firearms for self-protection, and it can still be used by sheriffs to arbitrarily restrict law-abiding citizens from exercising their civil rights. H562 would replace this archaic and shameful system with the National Instant Criminal-Background Check System (NICS).

NICS is a modern, computerized system already used by thirty-five other states and territories, and even in North Carolina for long gun purchases. The NICS checks a purchaser’s background at the point of sale, which is greatly superior to the PPP system, where a sheriff issues a paper permit which can be valid for up to five years, leaving plenty of time for the permit-holder to commit disqualifying crimes, and still use the valid permit to buy a handgun.

The idea that H562 eliminates background checks is absurd, and two or three minutes with any popular search engine makes that clear. “The News & Observer” is in the research and information business. If you can get something this easy to research so terribly wrong, it couldn’t possibly be a mistake. Feigned ignorance and blatant untruths have no place at a news organization.

Because “The News & Observer” has decided to shill for Michael Bloomberg, I intend to boycott your newspaper, and its advertisers. In fact, I have already contacted one of your advertisers to let them know of my intentions, due to their affiliation with your newspaper and its willingness to aid Mr. Bloomberg and his front groups.

I will continue to track this issue through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.



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).

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