Amber Goodwin is the State Legislative Director for Americans for Responsible Solutions. In that role, she is Gabby and Space Cowboy’s hired gun charged with killing pro-gun rights bills in the states. She sent out this missive late last night.
We’ve emailed you quite a few times about the gun lobby’s efforts to repeal background checks in North Carolina.
I have a very important update to share with you today:
Earlier today, the State Legislature passed HB 562 and IT DID NOT contain language to repeal North Carolina’s background checks law — a great victory for our movement.
Time and time again, Americans for Responsible Solutions supporters made their voices heard through phone calls and letters to state legislators, and contributions that helped us place ads on television and the internet.
That collective effort made this victory possible — and lives will be saved because of that work.
Now anybody who knows anything about the North Carolina General Assembly knows that the pistol purchase permit system is still around due to the efforts of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association and their power and money hungry members. While the gun prohibitionists may have had some impact on some Democrats, I can’t think of any Republican that was swayed by Mike, Gabby, Shannon, and a bunch of nanny-staters clad in felon orange tees.
Nonetheless, when it comes time to primary those Republican representatives who threw gun rights under the bus at the behest of the sheriffs, I think we should hang this around their scrawny RINO necks. Let them try to explain how their votes to keep the pistol purchase permit system did not please the gun prohibitionists. The answer is that no matter how they try to spin it, their vote to keep that racist system did please those who oppose gun rights.