Grass Roots North Carolina / Forum For Firearms Education

Post Office Box 10665, Raleigh, NC  27605

877.282.0939 (Phone)      919.573.0354 (Fax)


Press Contact:   704.907.9206


Release date: April 4, 2022

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Guns & candidates together on April 9


Rep. Ted Budd, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, Rep. Dan Bishop and

others join GRNC for “Ring Steel for Liberty” on April 9


[Raleigh] To raise money for its PAC, Grass Roots North Carolina will host a steel plate handgun match and BBQ on April 9 at Hyatt Farms Shooting Complex in Polkton, NC. Approximately 200 Second Amendment supporters are expected to attend.


Pro-Second Amendment candidates slated to appear include Rep. Ted Budd, who is running for U.S. Senate; Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson; Rep. Dan Bishop; Judge Richard Dietz, who is running for N.C. Supreme Court; and Judge Michael Stading, who is running for N.C. Court of Appeals. Joining them is Erich Pratt, head of Gun Owners of America.

Said GRNC president Paul Valone:

“Featuring not only Representative Ted Budd, candidate for U.S. Senate, but also Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, Rep. Dan Bishop, GOA director Erich Pratt and several judicial candidates, GRNC’s “Ring Steel for Freedom” steel plate match and BBQ on April 9 will raise money for the GRNC Political Victory Fund to elect candidates who support the Second Amendment. This year, GRNC’s highly successful election effort will focus on judicial races which have proven critical in defending gun rights.”


Event details

Date/time:      April 9, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

10:30 AM: Match sign-in begins

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM BBQ lunch

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Awards/meet & greet w/ VIPs

1:00 – 4:30 Steel plate match

Location:        Hyatt Farms Shooting Complex, 990 Burnsville Church Rd, Polkton, NC 28135


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Founded in 1994, Grass Roots North Carolina is an all-volunteer 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to preserving individual liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights with emphasis on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.