On Monday night, WRAL-TV out of Raleigh aired an anti-Second Amendment hit piece. WRAL's misleading report focused on NFA trusts that are often created by law-abiding Americans to deal with the onerous process of legally obtaining NFA items including suppressors, short barreled rifles and fully automatic firearms manufactured before 1986. Click here for more details on the WRAL hit piece.

You and other GRNC supporters responded to WRAL by calling out one of its advertisers, Leith Nissan, and you may have subsequently received feedback from Leith. If so, you can read GRNC President Paul Valone's response to that feedback by clicking here.

Now we see that Overton's is supporting anti-Second Amendment WRAL with a video ad embedded in WRAL's misleading piece. The ad is one of several that you might see preceding WRAL's report.

Overton's Greenville and Raleigh stores are clamoring for your hard-earned money on Black Friday, but why would a store selling camo, fishing and other outdoor gear be snuggling up to WRAL's clear effort to help the gun control crowd? That is a question that only Overton's can answer.

Below, see how you can easily check in with local Overton's stores to let them know that this must be addressed, and soon. Otherwise, your Black Friday bucks are going elsewhere.

We cannot let anti-freedom media do the dirty work of dishonest anti-gun extremists without opposition. We have to hit WRAL where it hurts most: in their advertising revenue.


  • CALL AND EMAIL WRAL ADVERTISER, OVERTON'S, in Greenville and in Raleigh. Find phone numbers and links to contact forms under 'Contact Info,' below. 

    For the email, use the copy/paste message provided below under 'Deliver This Message.' 

    For the phone calls, Tell Overton's management that your Black Friday dollars will not be spent at Overton's unless Overton's: 
    (1) publicly disassociates itself from the video ad, which is bankrolling anti-gun WRAL. 
    (2) pulls its advertising from WRAL entirely. 


Overton's Greenville:


Overton's Raleigh:


Overton's Contact Page:

Click here for email web form

(or go to: https://secure.overtons.com/contact.shtml)


Suggested Subject: "No Black Friday Bucks for Overton's While it Supports WRAL-TV"

Dear Overton's Management:

WRAL-TV in Raleigh is unfortunately a classic example of anti-freedom media that assists gun control extremists in attacking the constitutional rights of your customers.

WRAL is currently lying about the process of establishing a trust through the BATFE, intending to create political momentum to make it impossible for North Carolinians to obtain certain firearms and equipment.

North Carolina's gun owners are among the most responsible group in our state, and we often buy just the sort of gear and supplies sold at your establishment.

I regret to have to bring you into this issue, but we have little recourse in defending our right to bear arms from media attacks other than refusing to do business with their advertisers.

Unfortunately, I must inform you that I will not shop at Overton's as long as you support anti-second amendment WRAL-TV. In order to remedy this, I insist on two simple courses of action by Overton's: (1) publicly disassociate Overton's from the video ad that played immediately preceding WRAL's anti-gun report. (2) Pull Overton's advertising from WRAL entirely.



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Additional Skills Needed for the
GRNC Alert Team:

As you know, GRNC is an all volunteer force.  As such, we are looking for volunteers in a couple of areas:

    Experience in web development to include HTML, CSS & Java Scripting. If interested, contact GRNC President using the following contact form: http://www.grnc.org/contact
    Solid writing skills, ability to translate legal, political, technical and firearms jargon into layman's terms and make the public care about the issue. Ability to manipulate HTML style emails on the code level is anice to have. If interested, please contact GRNC using this e-mail address: alert@grnc.org 

If you have these skills, you can help the Second Amendment fight by enhancing and expanding GRNC’s presence, ensuring our message is received broadly in these modern times.  

Don’t let your talents go to waste, as you could be the difference between gun-rights advancements and gun-rights losses.

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

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The Range at Ballantyne, 704-896-3155, 10913 Bailey Road, Cornelius, NC, www.therangeatballantyne.com

The Range at Lake Norman, 704-896-3155, www.therangeatlakenorman.com

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

Dixie Deer Classic, www.dixiedeerclassic.org

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 - tigerswan.com

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. www.carolinashootersclub.com

37 Public Shooting Range & Gun Club, 1333 Loop Road, Bunnlevel, NC 28323, 910-893-9887, www.range37.com

Point Blank Range, 743 River Highway, Mooresville, NC 28117, 704-230-0262, www.PointBlankRange.com

C & E Gun Shows, 4225 Fortress Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060; Phone 540-953-0016 or 888-715-0606; www.cegunshows.com/

Dixie Gun and Knife Shows, PO Box 21049, Raleigh, NC 27619, ph: 919-781-1287, www.dixiegunandknifeshow.com/

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NCGunOwners.com, North Carolina's friendliest firearm smartphone app and web forum, working to promote gun ownership in NC www.NCGunOwners.com

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

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 www.wixe1190.com Thursdays 4-5PM. - www.takeaimtraining.com

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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. www.gftc.com

Down South Ammo, Home of "SOUTHERN THUNDER" Exploding Targets, downsouthammo.com/

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

DoubleD Media, 8300 Raintree Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277, ph: 704-650-5555, fx: 704-544-0326 donna@doubledme.com

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

Corporate Sponsors

TacticalGearOps, tacticalgearops.com - sales@tacticalgearops.com - (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, www.duncangun.com

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

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

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