Bloomberg's ‘Moms against Guns’ lead agitator, Shannon Watts, is coming to town to dictate the joys of gun control to North Carolina’s citizens, and our own WBTV is giving her the platform to do it…

It’s true, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is sending his favorite minion, Shannon Watts, to North Carolina to enlighten us all on why you, the law-abiding gun owner, is the problem, and to get the ball rolling on New York-style gun control in our state.

WBTV Excludes the Community
Watts will be one of several anti-gun panel members participating in a grossly out-of-balance discussion on guns, broadcast by Charlotte’s WBTV television station. Although it’s supposed to be a “community” conversation, it seems that the pro-Second Amendment members of the community have been short-changed, while an out-of-state anti-gun activist (not a member of the community) will be given a voice, surrounded by media and panelists who will do nothing but nod for each other’s misleading statements, and validate each other’s misguided, harmful opinions regarding gun ownership.

Although Grass Roots North Carolina was initially contacted by WBTV to participate in this "Community Conversation," it soon became clear that the pro-gun rights portion of the conversation would be represented by a singular voice. However, those with an anti-gun rights position, those likely to spread false statistics, and who are comfortable demonizing gun owners like you, and would work in concert to drown out that singular voice, would be represented by… everyone else on the panel! If this sounds like a setup to you, then you’re familiar with the tactics of today’s media, and WBTV is no exception. Click here for more details on this transparent attempt by WBTV to put its thumb on the scale of public perception.

Don’t Leave it to “the Other Guy”
You can make a difference by contacting WBTV and one of its advertisers to let them know what you think about "Community Conversations" that purposely exclude at least half of the community.
See the 'Immediate Action' section below.




  • CALL AND EMAIL WBTV: Let them know that Shannon Watts and the anti-gun echo chamber are in no way representative of our community. They need to be told that this is both yellow journalism and overt sponsorship of the corporate anti-freedom agenda. Find contact information and message text below, under 'Deliver This Message.'

  • CALL AND EMAIL TOYOTA OF NORTH CHARLOTTE: Tell them to cut their advertising ties with WBTV—and that if they don't, that you'll spread the word that Toyota of North Charlotte is tacitly supporting the corporate anti-gun lobby, and that they are not deserving of our business. Find contact information and message text below under 'Deliver This Message.'

  • PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO GRNC: Help us fight gun control while we promote Second Amendment principles. Please CLICK HERE to contribute. Bear in mind that GRNC is an all-volunteer organization, so you can be sure your donations are put to the best possible use. Any amount helps, and any amount is appreciated.




Send To and Call: speakout@wbtv.com / (704) 374-3500

Suggested Subject: "WBTV's Blatant Yellow Journalism"


Dear WBTV:

Through Grass Roots North Carolina's alerts, I have been made aware of WBTV's plan to give Shannon Watts and a "gun control echo chamber" a platform from which to spew their anti-freedom nonsense. Nothing could be further from a true "conversation," and I'm really disappointed that your station would pander thus to the anti-gun corporate lobby.
If WBTV doesn't immediately change the format to include an equal number of pro-second-amendment speakers, then I will have no choice but to boycott both WBTV and its advertisers, and I will go out of my way to let your advertisers know about this.





Send To and Call: https://www.toyotaofnorthcharlotte.com/contact-us/ / (704) 875-9199

Suggested Subject: "Stop Advertising With WBTV!"

Dear Toyota of North Charlotte:

As you may know, the WBTV television station has decided to pander to the corporate anti-gun lobby by hosting a "community conversation about gun violence" that is anything but.They have invited Shannon Watts, former Monsanto PR executive, along with an echo chamber of anti-gun politicians to spread Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun rhetoric in North Carolina, while denying opposing viewpoints an opportunity to express their position.

Toyota of North Charlotte is an advertiser on WBTV, and I'm writing to let you know that as long as your dealership continues to advertise on WBTV, I will be taking my automotive business elsewhere. Furthermore, I will let my friends and family know that Toyota of North Charlotte supports this sort of yellow journalism, and that they should also take their business elsewhere.

Your dealership has a fine reputation in Charlotte and the surrounding area, and I would like to see you continue to enjoy the patronage of my friends and family. I will look forward to hearing that you have discontinued advertising with WBTV, and that you stand strong with your local community in rejecting these out-of-state lobbies and the politicians that they pander to.



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