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Gun group to lampoon GOP RINOs


Failure of Senate to pass HB 746 will be topic of demonstration at NC General Assembly


At 11:00 am on Thursday, August 3, Grass Roots North Carolina will hold NC Senate Republicans accountable for the Senate’s failure to pass House Bill 746 (“Omnibus Gun Changes”) which would, among other things, bring North Carolina onboard with the 13 states which have already passed permitless carry of concealed handguns. The event will be held at the Halifax Mall at the NC General Assembly.


Meet “Squish the Magic R.I.N.O.’ & Friends!


To highlight the fact that some GOP senators (including Senator Phil Berger?) seem to be behaving like “Republicans in Name Only” (R.I.N.O.s), GRNC will be introducing a new mascot, “Squish the Magic R.I.N.O” and friends. If Republicans fail to pass HB 746 during or before the 2018 short session of the General Assembly, “Squish” could become a regular feature at GOP campaign events.


Take advantage of this highly photogenic event!


Squish and his friends will be cavorting under a highly photogenic banner proclaiming:


“NC Senate R.I.N.Os:

Giving Gun Voters ‘The Horn’ Since…?”


Event details:

When: August 3 at 11:00 AM EDT

Where: Halifax Mall, NC General Assembly, 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601