We all remember that infamous tidbit of Machiavellian advice, ‘Never let a crisis go to waste.’ Well, it’s baaaaack…

Indeed, NC House Democrats are determined to squeeze everything they can from the reflexive hysteria caused by last weekend’s despicable crimes in Texas and Ohio. Today, striking before raw emotion turns to rational thought, the Democrat Party has filed discharge petitions for bills containing draconian gun control measures.   

Stating the Obvious
House Democrats are attempting to bring back H86 (Gun Violence Prevention Act) and H454 (Allow ERPOs to Save Lives & Prevent Suicides).  And if they receive enough signatures on these petitions, they will bring them back. H454, which GRNC has warned against in the past, has been revived in an attempt to foist “red flag” laws onto the North Carolina citizenry. To read more about red flag laws (Extreme Risk Protection Orders) and about H454, click here. H86, let’s just call it the ‘Population Control Act,’ is chocked full of the wildest fantasies of gun control zealots everywhere.

Republicans Stave Off Gun Control – For Now
Fortunately, NC House Republicans did not cooperate with Tuesday’s effort to bring California-style gun laws (and much worse) to North Carolina. This is reassuring, but it may only be temporary. As long as the discharge petitions exist, any Republican feeling the heat of the emotional uproar du jour may sneak off to sign these petitions in an effort to move with the political winds. Enough signatures, and these heavy-duty gun control bills are active again! That means gun owners are not out of the woods.

Your Rights are Still in Danger
Of course, tomorrow is another day, and the pressure applied to Republicans in Raleigh will only intensify. You can be sure the local media are assembling heart-wrenching, five-minute video blitzes, and like-minded political agitators are organizing the troops. If NC legislators don’t hear from people like you, the political winds could surely blow them in the wrong direction. That is a real and imminent danger, and we must squash it now.

Insist That Your Rights be Preserved! 
Republicans in Raleigh must be encouraged to stand strong, to protect the human rights of their constituents. They must not cave to the pressure that will be brought by the relatively small, but seemingly ubiquitous Astroturf-Media Complex.  Below, see how you can easily contact Republican members of the NC House, and insist that they stand strong in the face of those who are reflexively demanding that “something” (anything!) be done, and against those who are truly attempting to “take advantage of this crisis.”





  • EMAIL NC HOUSE REPUBLICANS: Republicans staved off hefty gun control for now, but gun owners are not out of the woods. House Republicans must be informed that you expect them to continue to stand firm. Use the copy/paste email lists below and the copy/paste text under ‘Deliver This Message’ to send them that message.

  • PHONE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP & YOUR GOP REP: Thank Republican leaders and your Republican representative for not signing the discharge petitions and remind them that you expect them to continue to stand firm. Phone numbers are provided below. Use the following text to deliver your phone message:
May name is __________, and I’m calling to thank House Republicans for holding the line against gun control on Tuesday. I understand the Democrats submitted discharge petitions for at least two draconian gun bills (H86 and H454), but the petitions have not yet received enough signatures to move forward. This is good news, but I must remind you that law-abiding gun owners are still watching, and we expect Republicans to continue to stand strong, regardless of the pressure applied by anti-gun agitators and their allies in the press. I know that those discharge petitions are still active, and I expect exactly zero Republicans to sign them, be it now, or later. Continue to stand for gun rights and you’ll have my support. Thank you.


NC House Republicans Email *List(s):;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

* Spam filters and the limitations of some email programs may require you to send this message to a smaller list of recipients. If necessary in your case, the above email list is conveniently split into multiple parts to allow you to easily send this message more than once—once to each list.



Phone Republican Leaders and Your Rep:


Rep. Tim Moore (Speaker): 704-739-1221
Rep. John R. Bell (Maj. Leader): 919-715-3017
Rep. Jon Hardister (Maj. Whip): 919-733-5191
Rep. David Lewis:


Phone your own Republican Rep: CLICK HERE to use your address to find your representative and his/her contact information. Click on the 'NC House' radio button.





Suggested Subject: "Do Not Sign: Discharge Petitions for Gun Control "  


Dear Representative,

I’m writing to express relief that the discharge petitions for gun control bills H86 and H454 have failed to receive enough signatures—so far. I am fully aware that these petitions are still active and can be signed by legislators at any time. This means that gun rights are still in danger. For this reason, I must insist that exactly zero Republicans (you included) sign any petition related to the introduction of gun control bills.

As these discharge petitions sit quietly but threateningly, I must remind you that law-abiding gun owners continue to watch. I’m aware that the anti-gun Democrats will continue to press as long as emotions are high. Yet, I expect Republicans to continue to stand for what is right, regardless of the pressure applied by anti-gun agitators and their allies in the press.

Thank you for standing for gun owners, on Tuesday. I expect you to continue to stand strong, and as long as you do, you have my support and surely the support of all law-abiding gun-rights voters. I will continue to monitor your actions on this important issue through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina. 




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