HB 562, the Second Amendment Affirmation Act, comes before the North Carolina Senate tomorrow. The House version was approved without amendments by the Senate Judiciary II Committee on Thursday of this past week. The bill, even though weakened with amendments in the House, does give North Carolina gun owners some important wins. The alert below from GRNC spells out the good stuff and ask that gun owners contact the Republican members of the Senate to urge them to vote for the bill without any weakening amendments.
Pro-gun bill, HB 562, will be considered by the NC Senate
tomorrow (Monday, July 27). Please encourage Senate Republicans to support it …
Last week, thanks in large part to the
insistence of GRNC supporters like you, HB562 moved smoothly through the Senate Judiciary
II Committee. GRNC would like to thank Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Guilford, Rockingham) and Senator Tom Apodaca (R-Buncombe, Henderson,
Transylvania) for making sure this bill had a proper hearing. Fortunately, the committee did not weaken the bill, which still contains
some great gun-rights advancements, such as:
campus carry (and giving an affirmative defense for defensive gun use on campus);
- Reduced penalties for carriage onto posted premises;
- Expanded sport shooting range protection;
- Reductions in arbitrary permit denials for both concealed handgun permits and pistol purchase
permits while reducing the number of disqualifying prior offenses for those permits;
- A new cause of action against local governments which violate our statewide firearms preemption
- A requirement for sheriffs to sign Form 4s for
qualified Title II applicants;
- A provision for legal
resident aliens to get concealed handgun permits; and
- Short-barreled rifle hunting in addition to the suppressor hunting we passed in 2013.Now,
it’s time for HB562 to be considered by the
full Senate. To insure its passage, the Republican members of the
NC Senate need to be reminded that you expect them to support this bill,
pass it without weakening amendments.
you’ll find a
copy/paste message and a copy/paste email list that you can use to
encourage the Senate’s supermajority to act in accordance with their
promises by voting in favor of HB562.
- EMAIL SENATE
REPUBLICANS: use the copy/paste email address list, and the copy/paste email text under ‘Deliver This Message,’ below.
CONTACT INFOCopy/paste email *list for Senate Republicans:
Phil.Berger@ncleg.net; Stan.Bingham@ncleg.net; Andrew.Brock@ncleg.net;
Harry.Brown@ncleg.net; Bill.Cook@ncleg.net; David.Curtis@ncleg.net;
Warren.Daniel@ncleg.net; Jim.Davis@ncleg.net; Rick.Gunn@ncleg.net;
Ralph.Hise@ncleg.net; Brent.Jackson@ncleg.net; Joyce.Krawiec@ncleg.net;
Michael.Lee@ncleg.net; Tom.McInnis@ncleg.net; Wesley.Meredith@ncleg.net;
Buck.Newton@ncleg.net; Louis.Pate@ncleg.net; Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net;
Bill.Rabon@ncleg.net; Shirley.Randleman@ncleg.net; Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net;
Norman.Sanderson@ncleg.net; Dan.Soucek@ncleg.net; Jeff.Tarte@ncleg.net;
Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net; Tommy.Tucker@ncleg.net; Trudy.Wade@ncleg.net;
Andy.Wells@ncleg.net*Regarding the above
email list: some email programs may require that the semicolons be replaced with commas.
DELIVER THIS MESSAGE
Suggested Subject: “Please Support HB562”Dear Senator:
Last week, I was pleased to hear that HB562am writing to urge you to continue shepherding this pro-Second Amendment bill toward the governor’s desk without
moved seamlessly through the Judiciary II Committee, and I
HB562 will be a great step forward
for gun rights in our state. I strongly encourage you to back this bill,
to encourage your colleagues to do the same. Please vote for HB562 as it
is currently written, and please vote against any weakening amendments.
will be closely watching your actions on this subject through legislative alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.