WFAE Radio is hosting an "Understanding 'Stand Your Ground’” Forum…


The forum will be held Wednesday, May 16, from 7 - 8:30 pm in Pease Auditorium at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.



Please note: TOMORROW May 16th's WFAE radio sponsored Forum has changed venue. The Forum has  been moved from Pease Auditorium to Tate Hall (which is located in the  Overcash Performing Arts Building), also on the main Central Piedmont  Community College campus.


If  you are not familiar with the campus venues, here is a link with  directions and parking information (Tate Hall is in the same building as  Halton Theatre):


Please plan to arrive at the venue by 6:30 p.m.


Given the anti-“Stand Your Ground” firestorm that still rages following events in Florida - the flames of which have been effectively fanned by misleading media reports, it is ESSENTIAL that we respectfully make our pro-gun presence felt.


See the Immediate Action section below for sign-up information and instructions on how to effectively coordinate with other GRNC members.



Charlotte Hears You & Says It Will Not Seek Gun Restrictions!


The volunteers of Grass Roots North Carolina have shot-down yet another municipal gun-ban trial balloon!


Enjoy your victory documented in the following letter received from Charlotte City Councilor, Warren Cooksey; but be ready to bring more pain if they deviate from the promises made below:

Mr. Valone,

In answer to your question, I can confidently state that the official answer is, “No, the City has not asked, nor does it plan to ask, for a local bill to circumvent any existing laws regarding lawful carriage of firearms.” As support, please note that no such provision is included in the City’s legislative agenda for the short session, which is available as attachment 3 on this page:

The legislative agenda lists the only items that the City’s government relations manager is authorized to address on the City’s behalf. The City Council, not the Mayor, has the authority to establish the City’s legislative goals, so you should consider the matter put to rest.

Politics being politics, I will add that it’s always possible for an individual local elected official to attempt to make an end run around the Council in order to get a local bill on his own. However, given that any local bill introduced in the short session must have the unanimous support of our local legislative delegation, I’m also confident that no such attempt, if made, will be well received by the delegation.

I hope I’ve answered your question satisfactorily. Please share it with GRNC’s supporters, if you’d like.


Warren Cooksey

Charlotte City Council

District 7



Election Results Alert coming tomorrow…


A comprehensive analysis of yesterday’s election results, and what they mean to North Carolina gun owners will come out tomorrow – WATCH FOR IT!





  • Plan to Attend “Understanding Stand Your Ground” Forum: Wednesday, May 16, 7 - 8:30 pm, Pease Auditorium at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

  • RSVP: The Forum is free, but you must RSVP on WFAE's website:

  • Make Posters/Signs: Indicating your support of the CRITICAL Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground Laws that we have worked so long and hard for. Make them appropriate for the media: respectful and literate, but MAKE THEM!

  • Coordinate with other GRNC Members: Contact Spencer R. Rackley IV via email at, or by phone at 704-679-0779 in order to most effectively make your presence felt!

  • Recruit others: Please feel free to share this information with others through your contacts list, website, etc.
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