NCGV launches embarrassing

'Rest in Peace' campaign...


North Carolinians "Against Gun Violence" is publishing lies to disarm law-abiding restaurant patrons.


On its website, NCGV blatantly and dishonestly claims that HB 111 will "...force family restaurants and bars to allow loaded, concealed guns." See promulgation of this flagrant lie below and here:


The fact is that HB 111 will not prevent restaurant owners from posting against carry should they (unwisely) choose to do so. GRNC has always supported the property rights of restaurant owners while protecting the rights of gun owners.


Restaurant Association does not oppose restaurant carry


This is why THE NC RESTAURANT & LODGING ASSOCIATION (NCRLA) DOES NOT OPPOSE RESTAURANT CARRY AND HB 111! A letter documenting NCRLA's position on HB 111 is available here:


The only thing NCRLA ever opposed was an effort by anti-gun Rep. Deborah Ross (D-Wake, GRNC 0 star) to force restaurant servers to question patrons about whether they are armed - a hostile amendment GRNC removed from the bill long ago!


Republican lawmakers are deceived


The real tragedy is that Republican lawmakers have joined in NCGV's self-embarrassment by allowing themselves to be swayed by disinformation and tainted polls.  As a result, HB 111 languishes in committee and has not been brought up for the hearing it deserves.


Will it require the deaths of more North Carolinians in Restaurant Homicides to force lawmakers to see the truth?



What about Restaurant Homicide?


Victims of Restaurant Homicide like Danielle Watson and her unborn child -- viciously stabbed to death just a few weeks ago by an ex-con in a restaurant where she was prohibited by law from protecting herself - indicate that a more appropriate slogan for NCGV's disinformation campaign is not "Eat in Peace, but rather...


"Rest In Peace"


How many more mothers and children will have to die in NC restaurants before the General Assembly rescinds dangerous laws mandating defenselessness?



Contact NC Senators
  • Tell ALL Senators to stop being swayed by disinformation like the "NCGV R.I.P. Campaign"
  • Tell them to bring HB 111 up for a hearing ASAP!
  • Sign the Restaurant Carry Petition at:
Copy and Paste ALL NC Senators,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


Dear Senator,


The anti-gun group North Carolinians "Against Gun Violence" has recently launched a disinformation campaign against HB 111, "Handgun Permit Valid in Parks & Restaurants". As you know, this important legislation will allow law-abiding citizens with valid permits to carry within restaurants that have ABC licenses. Such restaurants include most family dinner restaurants in our state.


As current law stands, law-abiding permittees are forced to disarm prior to entering such establishments. HB 111 will help alleviate this problem and the escalating Restaurant Homicide problem it promotes. As just one example, consider the recent murders of Danielle Watson and her unborn child in Charlotte's Flying Biscuit Café.


Like biased news coverage on polls, NCGV is trying to suggest that HB 111 will FORCE restaurant owners to allow armed patrons in their establishments. As you know, this is not the case. Restaurant owners will be free to post their businesses under the new law - as unwise as that may be.


The deceit promoted by NCGV and others about this issue is not new. It was also part of opinion polls that incorporated leading questions intended to generate a desired response . If appropriately asked, North Carolinians overwhelmingly favor respecting restaurant owners' right to decide on this issue.


It is time for you to recognize the dishonest attempts of an untrustworthy few to promote the defenselessness of ALL North Carolinians. It is time for you to give HB 111 the fair hearing and the support that it deserves. I will be monitoring your actions via Grass Roots North Carolina legislative alerts.




A Gun-Owning NC Voter


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