Gun Rights Supporters:


If you think Republicans will prevent gun control from passing through Congress, you are wrong. On Monday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told “The Hill” that he is acceding to demands by Democrat (and perennial gun banner) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to hold hearings on “firearms accessories.


Unfortunately, the NRA strategy of kicking this over to the BATFE in the (flawed) hope that they would institute a regulatory solution to so-called “bump stocks” backfired as the BATFE kicked the can back to Congress.


This isn’t just about ‘bump stocks’


And if you think this is about banning the “bump stocks” nobody likes, you are equally wrong.


With anti-gun Democrats and the media still at full-throated roar, roughly two dozen gun control bills have been introduced in the weeks since Las Vegas. While most of those won’t see the light of a committee hearing, the so-called “bump stock” bans in the House and Senate will.


And what can you expect from the bills to see hearings in Grassley’s committee? By covering anything which “accelerates the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle,” banned items would include:


  • Optical sights, particularly non-magnifying reflex optics designed to get the shooter on target more quickly;


  • Trigger jobs or systems which allow the shooter to fire more quickly;


  • Muzzle compensators which reduce recoil to get the gun back to the target quickly; and


  • What else? Frankly, it’s impossible to know.


And yes, the “slippery slope” which House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi “certainly hopes” will lead to further gun control will almost certainly lead to debate over “high” capacity magazines, as in the ban introduced by Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT).



‘Good guy’ with an AR-15? They don’t care


The ostensibly “mainstream” media is doing its best to gloss over the fact that in the horrific church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, it was not only a “good guy with a gun,” but a good guy with an AR-15 who stopped the killer by shooting him at least twice. Stephen Willeford is an American hero.


But they don’t care.


Yes, this is the third time in recent years in which an armed private citizen has stopped a mass homicide in a church.


But they don’t care.


Yes, gun control failed again as, for the second time in recent weeks, the killer underwent a NICS check to get his firearms.


But they don’t care.


Nope, the gun ban advocates care about one thing and one thing only: That they have an opportunity to ban your guns in order to better control you.


What will stop gun control?


It’s been said that, “The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Well, I’m here to tell you that the only thing that will stop a gun ban organization with clout is a no-compromise gun rights group with clout.


GRNC is exactly that no-compromise gun group, not only at a state level, but also in fighting federal gun control.


Right now, we can’t do what we need to…


The problem is that right now, GRNC is dangerously low on resources. And the reason is that too many gun owners decided that since they elected Donald Trump to the White House, they can go back to sleep.


The problem our side faces is that we just want to be left alone. So when we win an election, we go back to our lives.


But the left doesn’t think that way. They want control – control over YOU. Consequently, they never go away, they never stop, they never sleep. They just keep coming back again and again until they get what they want which is, in this case, the end of the Second Amendment.


I need you to do three things


YOU must immediately take three actions to defend our liberty:


1. Sign GRNC’s “No Compromise On Federal Gun Control” petition by going to We will present copies of the petition to both US Senators from North Carolina, and all 13 US House representatives.


2. Immediately make three phone calls to Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis from North Carolina and Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley and let them know that NO GUN CONTROL IS ACCEPTABLE. Call Burr at (800) 685-8916, call Tillis at (919) 856-4630, and call Grassley at (515) 288-1145. (Yes, these are their district offices, not their Washington offices).


3. Donate to GRNC: Without your help, we won’t be able to target legislators either now or in the next elections. For example, our power relies on alerting gun owners to contact legislators. When sending millions of emails, the bill for email alerts alone can exceed $4,000 per month. While we deeply appreciate your membership, that alone does not enable us to kick legislative tail. Please contribute at:


With your help, we will once again prevail. And as always, Grass Roots North Carolina will put your donation to more efficient, effective use in defending your rights than any other organization.


Armatissimi e liberissimi,


F. Paul Valone

President, Grass Roots North Carolina

Executive Director, Rights Watch International


P.S. Remember, $100, $50, $25 or even $10 will very much help us defeat state and federal gun control being pushed  by those who exploit tragedy. Please accept my personal thanks for your help.



Armatissimi e liberissimi,

F. Paul Valone
President, Grass Roots North Carolina
Executive Director, Rights Watch International