The Demanding Moms can gets lots of turnout to their events because of stay-at-home moms, retirees, and kept women. Well, I don’t know about the kept women part but I think the first two are pretty accurate.
Grass Roots North Carolina is holding a press conference in conjunction with Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus) on school safety. They need – WE NEED – as many people who can to attend that press conference and especially teachers who want the ability to be armed to protect the school children under their care.
The full release is below:
Children will only be safe when adults are permitted to protect
Tomorrow (Tuesday, 6/5), the sponsors of the “School Self-Defense Act” (HB 1039)
will be publicly introducing the bill, and
you’re invited. GRNC was involved in creating this bill as well as
directing input to the offices of the Speaker and the House Rules Chair,
we’re excited about its introduction. This is GRNC’s answer to all of the counterproductive, and worse, gun-grabbing
“solutions” proposed by the left. More press conference details below.
Parents and especially
please attend this press conference
Please RSVP using the
Note: Signs are
not allowed in the Legislative Building.
LEGISLATION & PRESS
Active Shooter Protection for Students
Legislators herald introduction of
House Bill 1039: “School Self-Defense Act”
When: Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 A.M. EDT
Where: NC General Assembly, Legislative Building Rm. 1328, 16. W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC
Who: Representatives Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, John Blust and Mark
To deter active
shooter scenarios and better protect North Carolina students, North Carolina House Representatives Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, John Blust
and Mark Brody have introduced HB 1039: “School Self-Defense Act,” which is patterned after the Department of
Homeland Security’s highly successful “Federal Flight Deck Officer” program and would:
- Create a “Volunteer School Faculty Guardian” program for full or part-time
school faculty members who have concealed handgun permits and wish to carry firearms to protect students;
- Create an active shooter training program for School Faculty Guardians; and
- Allow school systems to “opt out” should they choose to do so.
Teachers to speak
out in favor of HB 1039:
The June 5 press conference will
allow an opportunity for teachers in favor of arming faculty members, whose voices have long been stifled, to be heard.
GRNC president Paul Valone:“Too
often, politicians have wrongly equated
protecting school children with the loss of individual freedom. GRNC
thanks these courageous legislators for promoting a solution, already
successfully in Ohio and elsewhere, which will deter mass killings,
allow volunteer faculty members to provide a last layer of defense for
children, and preserve our Constitutional liberties.”
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
- EMAIL THE SPEAKER AND THE RULES COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN. Use the
copy/paste details provided under ‘Deliver This Message‘ to insist on a hearing for this bill.
- ATTEND TUESDAY’S PRESS
As soon as you can, please contact GRNC at this email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know you’re
coming. More details below.
Tuesday, June 5, at 10:30 AM, meet GRNC representatives here: Legislative Building
16 W. Jones Street
It’s probably best to arrive in Raleigh by 10:00 AM to make sure you find parking. Please “dress for
the press.” Professional attire preferred. Firearms are not allowed on the grounds of the General Assembly.
Signs are not allowed in the Legislative Building.
DELIVER THIS MESSAGE
Send to: Tim.Moore@ncleg.net; David.Lewis@ncleg.net
Suggested Subject: “The School Self-Defense Act Must Receive a Hearing”
Dear Speaker Moore and Chairman Lewis:
I am writing to insist on a hearing for the “School Self-Defense
Act” (HB 1039).
was quite elated when I heard that several courageous legislators have
to develop a practical and effective solution to the school safety
issues we are currently facing. It’s about time we stepped out of the
of rhetoric, and took actual steps to defend our children. This bill, HB
1039, does just that.
Due to the potentially imminent
nature of this problem, time is short. Please do not position yourself
as the one
standing between school children and their safety. Rather, make sure the
School Self-Defense Act receives a hearing immediately. NC Parents and
Teachers need this, school children need it even more, and that’s why
I’m insisting on it.
I will be monitoring your actions on this issue through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.