Honorable Members of Congress: 

After the latest terrorist aggression in Orlando, gun control advocates wasted little time to cynically exploit tragedy in pursuing their pre-ordained agenda to restrict or eliminate Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment.

President Barack Obama immediately renewed his calls for banning semi-automatic firearms, which are functionally identical to many common hunting rifles, knowing full well that bans on such firearms – indeed, some of the world’s most stringent gun laws – recently failed to stop two mass killings in Paris (November 13, 2015, 137 dead, 368 injured and January 7, 2015, 19 dead, 22 injured) and Brussels (35 dead, over 300 injured). Given the terrorists procured guns illegally, they did the only logical thing by using not the semi-automatic firearms used in Orlando and San Bernardino, but ratherfully automatic machine guns.

Meanwhile, Senator Chris Murphy first filibustered for and then caused to be introduced S. Amdt. 4750 to H.R. 2758 for “universal background checks,” knowing full well that Orlando killer Omar Mateen underwent two such background checks on June 4 and 5.

But most disingenuous are claims by Obama and others that, “If you're too dangerous to board a plane, you're too dangerous…to buy a gun.” Beyond the fact that such proposals aren’t really about barring guns to the 100,000 people on the Transportation Security Administration “No-Fly List,” but rather the (by extrapolating ACLU estimates) 2,000,000+ on the secret FBI “Terrorist Watch List,” former constitutional law professor Obama knows full well that unlike boarding an airplane, two Supreme Court decisions have affirmed that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental civil right and therefore subject to due process under the Fifth Amendment.

In late June, despite the fact that Omar Mateen wasn’t on the Terrorist Watch List and in clear contravention of the Second and Fifth Amendments, Sen. Diane Feinstein offered S. Amdt. 4720 to S. Amdt. 4685 of H.R. 2758, which would have allowed the Attorney General to indefinitely prohibit a person from buying a firearm, even in ex parte proceedings, forcing the person to spend untold sums of money to regain his or her rights.

But it isn’t the attacks from Sens. Feinstein, Charles Schumer or others who have spent decades working to restrict American freedom that should most alarm us, but rather reports of Republican plans to “compromise.” While the Coalition thanks Speaker Paul Ryan for his recent declaration that, “We’re not going to take away a citizen’s rights without due process”, a recent article in The Hillsaid: “A week after Democrats staged a nearly 26-hour sit-in demanding a vote on gun control measures, Speaker Paul Ryan…said the House will vote next week on legislation to block suspected terrorists from buying guns.” Some conjecture a House proposal might mirror Sen. John Cornyn’s S. Amdt. 4749, which amounted to little more than “Feinstein Lite.”

We will not ‘compromise’

“Compromise” in the gun debate generally denotes a process in which Second Amendment supporters lose slightly less than under an original proposal, but they still lose. Therefore, the members of the National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban have agreed that we will not compromise on gun control proposals under debate:
  • We will not compromise on universal gun registration schemes being disguised as “universal background checks;”
  • We will not compromise on attempts to ban semi-automatic firearms or, for that matter, any other type of firearm lawfully possessed by Americans; and
  • In particular, we will not compromise on any attempt to restrict American civil rights, including Second Amendment rights, without due process of law.
Coalition members will not accept ‘secret lists’

Coalition members will not accept denial of fundamental civil rights to people placed on secret lists. America has travelled this road before, and the landscape wasn’t pretty. Widespread violations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties in the 1950s against “subversives” on secret blacklists compiled by the FBI were so shockingly un-American they earned their own moniker: McCarthyism. Neither will we accept proposals which require individuals never convicted of crimes to appeal denied purchases, forcing them to spend time, money and effort to regain lost liberties.

Politicians cannot hide behind the NRA

Politicians frequently introduce anti-gun legislation under the cover of an NRA endorsement. But the signatory organizations of the National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban do not answer to the NRA and will, in fact, coordinate action to deliver political retribution to any legislator who supports, by any means, the gun control proposals listed above. To that end, we will track public statements, sponsorship, votes and procedural actions.

With respect to Terrorist Watch List proposals in particular, secret lists are the progeny of tyrants, dictators and fascists. Any individual or organization which assists in any way a bill, amendment or procedural tactic to curtail Second Amendment freedoms or due process under the Fifth Amendment will be equally subject to Coalition action.




The National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban 

National Organizations:
Jeff Knox, Managing Director
Chris Knox, Director of Communications
Larry D. Pratt, Executive Director Emeritus
F. Paul Valone, Executive Director
Dave Yates, Co-founder
Dave Van, Co-Founder

State Organizations:
Dave Kopp, President
(Ladies of the Second Amendment, Puerto Rico)
Sandra R Barreras, Executive Vice President
Kim Stolfer, Chairman
Sean Caranna, Executive Director
Richard Nascak, Executive Director
F. Paul Valone, President
Andrew Rothman, President
Shane Belanger, Executive Director
Ed Cutler, Legislative Director
Gary Marbut, President
Rod Moeller, President
Scott A. Krauss, President
Alan M. Rice, VP & Training Director
Alexander Roubian, President
Kevin Starrett, Executive Director
Paul Velte, President
Kim Stolfer, Legislative Committee Chairman
Philip Van Cleave, President



  • PHONE YOUR SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES using the phone numbers provided below. Let them know that you support the national coalition and you will not accept ANY compromise whatsoever involving the Second Amendment or due process rights. The Bill of Rights is not up for debate, and it is not to be put to a vote.  

  • EMAIL YOUR SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES: Use the links below, which will connect you to their contact web forms. Contact all thirteen of NC's US representatives. Within their respective web forms, you can use the zip codes and addresses provided, where required (these are their district offices). 
    Use the copy/paste message under 'Deliver This Message.'  

  • PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO GRASS ROOTS NORTH CAROLINA. GRNC has been central group in assembling this nationwide coalition against gun bans and in support of the Bill of Rights, and we need your financial support to continue the fight Click Here to donate, or go to:



US Senate

Senator Richard Burr (R- NC)



Senator Thom Tillis (R- NC)202-224-6342


U.S. House of Representatives



Address for Web Form

Representative G. K. Butterfield, Jr. (D - 01)

(202) 225-3101

411 W. Chapel Hill Street

Durham, NC 27701

Representative Renee L. Ellmers (R - 02)

(202) 225-4531

222 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27203

Representative Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R - 03)


1105-C Corporate Drive
Greenville, NC 27858

Representative David Price (D - 04)

(202) 225-4531

436 N. Harrington St
Raleigh, NC 27603

Representative Virginia Foxx (R - 05)

(336) 778-0211

400 Shadowline Dr,

Boone, NC 28607

Representative Mark Walker (R - 06)

(202) 225-3065

809 Green Valley Road

Greensboro, NC  27408

Representative David Rouzer (R - 07)

(202) 225-2731

2736 NC Hwy 210

Smithfield, NC 27577

Representative Richard Hudson (R - 08)


325 McGill Avenue, NW
Concord, NC 28027

Representative Robert Pittenger (R - 09)

(202) 225-1976

2701 Coltsgate Road

Charlotte, NC 28211

Representative Patrick McHenry (R - 10)

(202) 225-2576

128 West Main Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28053

Representative Mark Meadows (R - 11)

202) 225-6401

200 N. Grove Street

Hendersonville, NC 28792

Representative Alma Adams (D - 12)


321 West 11th Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

Representative George Holding (R - 13)


3725 National Drive

Raleigh, NC 27612




Suggested Subject: "No Compromise on Gun Control Proposals

Dear (Congressman or Senator):

I am writing because I am both shocked and infuriated to learn that there are members of Congress who are actually considering a "compromise" on the Bill of Rights. 

As a voter who is serious about the Second Amendment, and indeed about the entire Bill of Rights, allow me to make it perfectly clear that there is to be no compromise on any of our fundamental rights!

I am a strong supporter of the National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban, and the coalition is 100% correct when it states that politicians will not be able to hide behind the NRA on any so-called compromise. In this context, we understand that we lose a little less than we would have lost by way of an even worse bill; but we still lose, and losing is not an option!

Anything less than a "no" vote on any bill that would further water down gun rights or due process rights will be unacceptable, and would be seen as full-throated support for gun control, and a lack of respect for basic civil rights.

Do the right thing. Vote "no" on any gun control or due process "compromise" bills. I will be closely watching your actions on this issue through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina, and through the National Coalition that GRNC was key in assembling.  








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