North Carolina’s General Assembly reconvenes on Tuesday. Whether or not they address our state’s gun law deficiencies is up to us . . .

On Tuesday, politicians from across the state will gather in Raleigh to once again debate and act on important state matters. The question remains whether legislators in the Senate see North Carolina’s lag in modernizing its gun laws as an important matter, or instead, something too controversial to tackle in an election year. Regarding constitutional carry and other modernizing proposals (HB 746, Omnibus Gun Changes), will Republicans in the General Assembly (GA) boldly work to advance civil rights, or will they punt? Ultimately, how they act this session is up to each of us, the gun owners, the civil-rights voters of North Carolina. We must tell them what we expect—how they are to represent us.
The people of North Carolina gave the Republicans a supermajority for a reason. Through the ballot box, we’ve collectively agreed to seat a legislature to implement laws based on conservative, liberty-oriented principles, and to reject proposals and rescind laws that run contrary to these principles. One of the most important among these principles is the right to keep and bear arms, and by “right,” we mean the proper and just liberty to do so without a permission slip from our public servants. This is what “constitutional carry” is all about.

A Bellwether of Attitudes
The debate over constitutional carry is not just the political issue du jour. Rather, the debate serves as a bellwether of the overall attitudes of the Republicans in the state capital. After having sent them there, it remains critical that we inform our representatives of the attitude we expect them to have toward the people’s Natural rights, and insist that they act according to our wishes, wishes which are not wrong, but undeniably right. It is we the people who they portend to represent, by and large it is we the pro-Second Amendment-voter who gave them the majority, and so it must be we who insist they protect and advance civil rights in North Carolina.

We Must Inform Our Representatives
Below, see how you can send a strong message to GOP leadership in the GA regarding what their voting base expects of them.





  • PHONE GOP SENATE LEADERSHIP ON TUESDAY, AT 9:00 AM: Use the phone numbers and ‘Suggested Message’ provided below to send a strong message to Senate leaders. Please make the phone calls on Tuesday (February 13th), at 9:00 AM (when they return). If you are unable to at that time, please make the calls as soon as you can afterwards. If you don’t receive an answer, please leave a message.

  • EMAIL THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE SENATE: Use the copy/paste email list(s) below, and the copy/paste text provided under ‘Deliver This Message’ to make sure the Republicans get the point. 



Phone numbers for Senate leaders:

Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Phil Berger: (919) 733-5708
Sen. Maj. Leader Harry Brown: (919) 715-3034
Senator Bill Rabon: (919) 733-5963
If applicable, please phone your own Republican senator as well. Click here to find your NC State senator: 


  Hello, I am calling today to remind GOP leaders that gun rights and civil rights are one in the same, and there is nothing controversial about protecting and advancing these rights during an election year. I fully expect Senate leaders to ignore the Governor’s threats of vetoes and lawsuits and get to work modernizing our state’s gun laws during this session. Contrary to what leadership may believe, failure to advance gun rights during this election year is what the GOP’s voting base would find highly controversial. I expect Republicans to stand for the right of the people to keep and bear arms without permission slips from their public servants. I am a gun rights advocate, I vote on this issue, and I feel it is important to tell my representatives that I expect them to stand for my rights. I insist that Republican leadership champion HB 746, the omnibus gun bill, this year. Thank you.  



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Suggested Subject:
"Your Voter Base Expects Gun Law Modernization This Year"  


Dear Senator:

I am writing today in support of HB 746 (Omnibus Gun Changes). As a gun rights voter, and a member of the Republican voting base, I cannot stress enough the importance of modernizing North Carolina’s gun laws this year. We are lagging behind other states on matters such as constitutional carry, and the fact that constitutional rights are not fully recognized in our state is an indicator of a great civil rights deficiency.

Gun rights and civil rights are one in the same, and there is nothing controversial about protecting and advancing these rights, especially in an election year. Indeed, there is no better time to restore the rights of the people. In fact, a failure to advance gun rights during this session is what your voting base would find highly controversial.

With that in mind, I fully expect you to ignore the Governor’s threats of vetoes and lawsuits and get to work modernizing our state’s gun laws.

I am a gun rights advocate. I make voting choice based on this issue, and I feel it is only fair to tell you what is expected of you. I insist that you champion HB 746, and do so during this session.

I will monitor your actions on this topic through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.




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