For the second time in recent years, "astroturf" front groups funded by billionaire meglomaniac Michael Bloomberg have launched high dollar television advertisements intended to derail state legislation which enhances the right of lawful North Carolinians to protect their families.


Last weekend, Bloomberg's "Everytown for Gun Safety" and "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" launched ads and used lobbyists to try to defeat House Bill 746 ("Omnibus Gun Changes") which, among other things, would remove the the burden of obtaining concealed handgun permits for lawful citizens carrying firearms for self-protection.


In response, Grass Roots North Carolina sent two legislative alerts to nearly 120,000 gun-owning voters identifying the lobbyists hired by Bloomberg and other gun control advocates -- lobbyists who are actively working against the interest of North Carolina gun rights supporters for the benefit of out-of-state anti-gun interests.


Said GRNC President Paul Valone: "Twice, New York billionaire meglomaniac Michael Bloomberg has hired lobbyists and spent millions to tell North Carolinians how to live. He has done so with impunity, secure in the knowledge that grass roots organizations can't match his money.


"Today, Grass Roots North Carolina is delivering a message that the mercenaries of this out-of-state carpetbagger will suffer consequences for their actions. I've been told, 'that's not how we do things here.' Well, it is now. Henceforth, personal information about gun control lobbyists will be distributed to tens of thousands of North Carolinians in order that they may provide direct input to the people attacking their rights."


Below is the most recent email alert sent to nearly 120,000 gun-owning voters.



Is NC For Sale? Bloomberg Thinks So.


Yesterday we broke the news that Michael Bloomberg and his collection of astroturf gun grabbing organizations have purchased the service of several registered North Carolina lobbyists in an attempt to bring their dangerous big-government, anti-freedom agenda to North Carolina. Despite their staggering losses (constitution carry is now the law in 16 states), they continue to burn up the out-of-state millions that Bloomberg has pledged to whittle away your freedoms, and they're now bringing paid Bloomberg mercenaries to the table to do their legislative dirty work.
Worse yet, they've been stoking media fears by making wild (and untrue) claims about Gun Omnibus Bill H746. Some of their wildest gesticulations are around allowing law-abiding North Carolinians to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. Despite the usual fear-stoking and prognostications about blood in the streets, the evidence from the other 13 states that now allow permitless carry suggests the opposite -- that empowering people to defend themselves and their families correlates to a reduction in violent crime.
As a supporter of Grass Roots North Carolina, you value transparency and accountability. You know how important it is to follow the law in letter and spirit, and you know that public officials need to be held accountable for all of their actions. Because lobbyists are bought and paid for by special interests, the law requires that they be registered. In that spirit, we'd like to introduce you to the bought-and-paid-for "Everytown" influencers that are now working hard to further Michael Bloomberg's agenda in North Carolina. Go ahead and contact them if you'd like to, but if you do make sure you keep the tone polite, and if you call them, only call once. Be a role model of polite civility, and demonstrate that law-abiding gun owners are model citizens.


Meet lobbyist Christopher McClure (, 919-882-2502) of the law firm Brooks Pierce. Despite his long history of voting in Republican primaries (why don't you look up his voter registration, which lists his home address as 223 Crisp St., Durham, NC), Chris now finds himself with the unenviable task of convincing lawmakers (many of whom proclaimed to be staunchly pro-second amendment) to do Michael Bloomberg's bidding.
Meet Lobbyist Elizabeth Biser (, 919-882-2508), also the law firm Brooks Pierce. Her long history of voting in Democratic primaries (address withheld) is more in line with what we'd expect from a paid freedom-grabbing Bloomberg shill.
Meet Brian Lewis (, 919-413-2580). His company, New Frame LLC, is on the Bloomberg take. Like Elizabeth, Brian has a long history of voting in Democratic primaries (his home address is listed in the voter rolls as 114 Southwold Dr., Cary, NC), suggesting that he, too, might be sympathetic to anti-freedom causes.
Meet Skye David of New Frame LLC (, 812-881-0200). It's surprising that a person who claims to advocate for victims of domestic violence would align herself with a group that seeks to empower domestic violence aggressors by disarming their victims. Skye's voter registration is recent (address withheld), but her alignment to Bloomberg's blood money make her politics plainly clear.
Meet Christy Jones (, 336-905-0428), the third leg of the New Frame LLC Bloomberg anti-gun lobbying tripod (address withheld).










Suggested Subject: "Pass HB 746 Now; Represent the Voters, Not Bloomberg's Paid Lobbyists"  



Dear Representative:


I understand that a vote on the omnibus gun rights had to be postponed last week due to late-night budget negotiations. That is disappointing, but I also understand the bill will be brought to the floor for a vote this week. That's good news.


I am writing today to ask you to vote ‘Yes’ on this bill on the House floor, and to vote ‘No’ on any weakening amendments. The right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental human right, and North Carolinians are finally making headway in rolling back the oppressive erosion of this right that has taken place in recent decades. Let’s keep that freedom trend going!

On that same note, I would also remind you that strong support for “constitutional carry” is an explicit part of the Republican Party’s 2016 platform (see page 12), just as gun rights in general are. With this fact at the forefront, I can see no reason for any Republican to shy away from supporting this gun-rights legislation. In fact, among other things, pro-Second Amendment policy is precisely what voters had in mind when they chose you as their representative.


We are aware of the Bloomberg-funded lobbyists that are whispering in your ear. Do you really want to align yourself with Bloomberg's carpetbagging mercenaries?Represent voters, and not the big-money, anti-gun interests from New York City!
I’ll be eagerly awaiting more news on this topic from Grass Roots North Carolina legislative alerts.




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