GRNC Alert – Federal Gun Control Vote This Week

Grass Roots North Carolina released an alert concerning votes on HR 8 and HR 1112 which may be coming this week. The first mandates universal background checks for all purchases and transfers while the second changes the procedure for a “hold” on NICS checks. Tom Gresham has written about this combination and the danger it poses. While a Democrat president might not use emergency powers to declare an emergency over “gun violence” (sic), it has been threatened by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. When you add the combination of these two bills to a declared emergency, you could have a perfect storm for the gun culture. That, of course, is the intent of all these type of bills – to make it so hard to purchase or own a firearm that most people will just give up.


As you know, Democrats
in Washington are pushing dangerous gun control bills, and it appears the US House will be voting on these measures this

After assuming power in the US House,
the anti-gun party went right to work pushing heavy-duty gun control—two bills particularly. In brief, H.R. 8 (Bipartisan Background Checks Act of
) makes private firearms transfers a crime, while H.R. 1112 (Enhanced Background Checks Act of
) establishes a nationwide waiting period for gun purchases.

Although bills such as
these seem like “Democrat” bills that would never make it through the
Republican-held Senate, don’t be so sure. As it stands, these bills are
labeled “bi-partisan” because some less reliable Republican
lawmakers (read: RINOs), have co-sponsored them. This allows for the
following scenario:

  1. If these bills have bi-partisan support, they’ll likely pass the House
    easily, even
    if a few conservative Democrats vote against them. As it stands, no less
    than five Republicans have signed on to H.R. 8. So far, H.R. 1112 has
    one Republican co-sponsor, but it can still be labeled bi-partisan, and
    is quite likely to pass the House. Other than the co-sponsors, it’s
    anyone’s guess how many other unreliable Republicans will vote for one
    or both of these bills.

  2. If there are Republicans in the House
    who sign on to these oppressive gun control laws, who’s to say that certain “moderate” Republicans in the
    Senate won’t do the same?
  3. While it’s true that we have a Republican
    executive, it’s also true that President Trump has dithered on questions of gun control. He has supported so-called “red flag” laws,
    which arbitrarily deny due process and strip citizens of their Second
    Amendment rights by bureaucratic whim. Also, by executive fiat the
    recently banned bump stock devices.
    By these
    examples, you can see there is no guarantee that the president would
    veto a gun control bill, and there is even reason to believe that he
    happily sign into law certain gun control measures.

the very possible scenario outlined above, one can see that there is real risk here, and
things could start sliding the wrong direction this
Clearly, it’s up to us, the people, to stop this.

It appears that the US House will

be voting on gun control measures this week

… so please, as soon as possible, contact your representative and demand that he or she continue to
recognize and vigorously defend guaranteed human rights
. Below, see how you can easily email and phone your Republican US House Representative and demand these very

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    your House rep. is a Republican, inform him or her that you are well
    aware of the gun control bills being proposed in the US House (H.R. 8
    and H.R.
    1112). Insist that he or she oppose these bills, and by doing so,
    vigorously defend the Natural rights guaranteed by the Constitution. 
    Tell him
    or her that nothing short of unwavering resistance to these leftist gun
    control bills will be acceptable.

    Below is a phone number list and email form links for
    North Carolina Republicans in the US House. For the electronic message,
    use the
    copy/paste text provided under ‘Deliver This Message.’

    If you don’t know who your representative is, click here to find that information. (On the right,
    toward the top, provide your zip code and then click LOOK UP

    if your representative is not a
    Republican, or if you live in the 3rd or 9th district (currently
    unfilled seats). Tell Rep. McCarthy that you expect Republican
    leadership to live up
    to the party platform, and push all Republicans to stand firm on the
    Second Amendment (vote ‘NO’ on H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112). Contact
    information for
    Rep. McCarthy is also below.

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Republican Rep. Name (District)

Phone Number Contact Form
Rep. George Holding
(202) 225-3032
Rep. Virginia Foxx (5) (202) 225-2071
Rep. Mark Walker (6) (202) 225-3065
Rep. David Rouzer (7) (202) 225-2731
Rep. Richard Hudson (8) (202) 225-3715
Rep. Patrick McHenry (10) (202) 225-2576
Rep. Mark Meadows (11) (202) 225-6401
Rep. Ted Budd (13) (202) 225-4531
House Minority Leader
Kevin McCarthy
(202) 225-4000 Call if your district’s seat is not held by a Republican or
is currently unfilled (3rd & 9th).


Suggested Subject (where applicable): “Oppose Gun Control Bills H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112”  
Dear Representative:

I am
writing to express unequivocal opposition to the gun control bills
introduced in the House of Representatives. In general, gun control is
an affront to a free people and a violation of the human rights
recognized and
protected by the Constitution. Bills recently introduced, H.R. 8 and
H.R. 1112, are no exception and are truly egregious examples.

It’s discouraging to see that both
bills carry bipartisan sponsorship, but I want to make it clear that I
expect you to stand for what is right, not what seems most expedient due
to the
perceived zeitgeist, nor out of a belief that there is virtue in all
compromise. While compromise has its place, there can be none when it
comes to
questions of Natural human rights, particularly Second Amendment rights.

Oppose H.R. 8 and H.R.
1112. Oppose them publicly and vigorously. This is the only proper and
acceptable path for a member of the Republican Party, a party that has
documented its broad support for the Second Amendment in its party
platform. As
my representative, I expect you to live up to this.

I will be monitoring your actions on this matter through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.


2 thoughts on “GRNC Alert – Federal Gun Control Vote This Week”

  1. This is what I get back:

    Dear Mr. Heresolong,

    Thank you for expressing your concerns regarding blah. As your representative be assured that I appreciate hearing from my constituents on all issues and will take your views into account as I make my decision on each and every issue. As you know, gun violence is a serious concern in our country and needs to be addressed. As a supporter of the Second Amendment I am deeply concerned about the rights of us all and will work hard to make sure that a balance is reached between sensible regulations that will reduce our culture of violence and the rights of law abiding citizens.

    (Translation: I don't give a rat's ass about the Second Amendment but I'm not brave enough to actually say it because I might lose the votes of deluded voters who think that the Democratic party is actually on the side of right and goodness so I will be voting for every piece of gun control legislation that passes my way and some that done't. Oh, and even though I said I support the Second Amendment I couldn't actually tell you what it means other than the fact that it authorizes state governments to form a militia and the Supreme Court got it wrong. Twice.)


    Your Washington state Democratic Congressional representative

  2. The Socialist narrative is gun control. The Socialist agenda is gun confiscation. Then the slaughter of their victims can start unimpeded. These two bills advance the narrative and support the agenda.

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