Tell Moore and Lewis to Move Constitutional Carry Bill Forward . . . 

In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, House leadership is caving to political correctness and has chosen not to move forward legislation that would make concealed carry a constitutional right in North Carolina. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R, Cleveland), along with Rules Committee Chairman David Lewis (R, Harnett) are working together to hold up the bill, titled HB 1148.

Constitutional Carry

Rep. Pittman introduced a similar bill in 2015, but the bill died for lack of a committee hearing. Given the problem imposed on us by the leftists of the Ninth Circuit, the bill now becomes especially timely because it accomplishes the following: 

  • Removes the “…nothing herein shall justify the practice of carry concealed weapons…” language from the NC Constitution.
  •  Creates “constitutional” (permit-less) concealed carry. 
  • Keeps the current concealed handgun permit system intact in order to afford citizens reciprocity with other states and to enable citizens to carry in more sensitive areas. 
Excuses, excuses
Moore referred the bill to Lewis, who then told the Raleigh News & Observer he wouldn’t hold a hearing on the bill because they are busy crafting a budget. However, several dozen anti-gun protestors marched outside the Legislative Building Monday night making one wonder if political correctness is at fault here. 


If there has ever been a time when Americans need to be prepared to protect themselves and their families from the unexpected and unthinkable, this is the time! 
Yet, even after this horrific event in Orlando, leadership in the North Carolina General Assembly seem prepared to wave their constituents away: "Sorry common citizens... there will be no easing of gun control laws this year!" 

Now that the dangers of today’s world are becoming clearer to more and more North Carolinians, one wonders how many of these good people will be forced to remain defenseless while waiting for Republicans to put their legislative actions where their stump speeches are. 

Call on Speaker Moore and David Lewis to support Rep. Pittman's bill. They ought to support and pass this bill. Or, should another unnecessarily horrid tragedy occur, be prepared to explain why they’ve disarmed good people in the face of ghastly and entirely unpredictable terrorist attack.





  • EMAIL SPEAKER MOORE AND DAVID LEWIS. Let them know you want to be able to make the choice on constitutional carry. Use the Contact information provided below, and the copy/paste email text under ‘Deliver This Message.’ 

    Please call Wednesday between the hours of 8:30 and 11:00 AM. If you’re unable to call between those hours, call as soon as you can after 11:00. As this is a constitutional amendment, it would be voted on by all North Carolinians, so let them know you want a choice in this important amendment. Find their phone numbers below. 
    Consider setting a reminder on your mobile phone to call Moore and Lewis at the appropriate time.





Tim Moore
Telephone: 919-733-3451

David Lewis
Telephone: 919-715-3015


Copy/paste emails:;




Suggested Subject: "HB 1148 MUST Receive a Hearing and a Vote!"  

Dear Speaker Moore and Mr. Lewis:

It has come to my attention that you have decided to shelve Rep. Larry Pittman’s HB 1148 codifying a constitutional amendment guaranteeing concealed carry of firearms. The recent terrorist attack in Orlando demonstrates just how important it is for law abiding citizens to be able to protect themselves and this bill would go a long way toward that end.

I want the choice to be able to vote on this important amendment and I urge you to immediately put this bill to a hearing and a vote.

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