First it was membership in "Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG)"


Now Dunn leads a swan song cynical over-reach to circumvent HB 650. Apparently she refuses leave without also leaving her anti-freedom mark!


In violation of both the letter, and more importantly, spirit of the new state law that uniformly permits concealed carry within all North Carolina parks, the Greenville City Council, under out-going Mayor Pat Dunn, recently passed draconian legislation that mandates posting against carry in 25 broad areas and numerous sub-regions of Greenville parks - including a clear over-reaching ban in the city's dog park!

  • Dunn's membership in New York City Mayor Bloomberg's strident anti-gun MAIG organization was bad enough.

  • Now, adding insult to injury, she seeks to make a final parting assault on lawful carry within Greenville's recreational facilities.

  • All this effort to disarm the law-abiding when violent crime in Greenville parks is a clear and present danger.

  • Just last week Leroy Staton was brutally murdered in Jaycee Park. A park that will now be posted in seven areas.

  • Every Greenville area that can be spun as a playground, an athletic field, a swimming pool, or athletic facility (and others that cannot) will be posted against lawful concealed carry.

  • This type of exhaustive "kitchen sink" approach to bans is exactly what HB 650 was intended to prevent.

  • This indiscriminate ban is clearly a cynical attempt to flout both state law, and Second Amendment rights.

  • Such unreasonable and arrogant attempts to deprive free North Carolinians of their rights cannot and will not be tolerated!




  • Contact Mayor Pat Dunn, Mayor-Elect Allen Thomas, and the City Councilors of Greenville, NC.

  • Tell them that Greenville, NC refuses to become a defenseless small-town image of NYC, Washington DC and Chicago.

  • All of which are represented by MAIG members,

  • All of which disarm the law-abiding to the benefit of violent criminals.

  • Tell them to rescind their illegal ordinance!

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Greenville City Representatives,


It has come to my attention that you intend to ban guns within extensive areas under city control in response to recent ratification of HB 650, "Castle Doctrine and Concealed Carry Permitted in Parks".


You should be aware that, although this new law does permit posting against concealed carry in certain clearly and very narrowly-defined areas, your recently-passed anti-gun ordinance is overly-broad and violates both the letter, and more importantly the spirit of this new, freedom-promoting state law.


In particular, banning of carry within the city's off-leash dog park, that cannot be reasonably considered a "playground" is clearly in violation of state law. This also makes it clear that the ordinance was prepared to indiscriminately ban otherwise lawful carry within every region of Greenville that can be construed, however torturously, to be permissible under HB 650.


HB 650 was intended to create statewide uniformity in the regulation of legal carry. Your ordinance is a clear and cynical attempt to thwart this effort, and therefore must be rescinded immediately.


North Carolinian Concealed Handgun permitees have shown themselves to be extremely responsible and are not a problem that you should be concerned about. Places within Greenville where citizens are not permitted to effectively defend themselves IS a problem that you NEED TO BEGIN working to solve.


A clear example of the need for law-abiding Greenville citizens to be permitted effective means of self-defense is the this week's brutal murder of Leroy Staton in Jaycee Park, a small facility within which you intend to post seven separate areas.


I insist that you abandon plans to disarm responsible permit holders, and immediately rescind your illegal ordinance.


I will be following progress through Grass Roots North Carolina.




A concerned NC voter

GRNC is preparing to take appropriate legal action and needs to identify local plaintiffs



  • Plaintiffs are currently needed for actions within Kernersville, Greenville and Smithfield. Please contact

  • Other municipalities may be added.

  • Everyone should carefully monitor municipal ordinances, particularly those recently enacted.

  • Any restrictions beyond "a playground, an athletic field, a swimming pool, or an athletic facility" should be immediately reported to

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