The Town of Holly Springs, a suburb town in Wake County, North Carolina, is considering imposing restrictions on open carry. As a reminder, open carry is a constitutional right in the state of North Carolina. That was decided by the NC Supreme Court in 1922 in the case of State v. Kerner.
The Town Council will meet on Tuesday, September 1st to consider the proposal. The Bloomberg-funded North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (sic) is pushing it and they have an alert out on it.
Grass Roots North Carolina has been following this and the previous proposal concerning concealed carry on certain town properties from the start. Unlike NCGV, they were not caught flat-footed on either proposal.
An alert from GRNC was released yesterday asking for support on this. The Town Council will not be allowing speakers from the attendees so email and calls are key.
|Gun Rights Supporters, We Won a Partial Victory Last Month in Holly Springs. Now We Need Your Help to Finish the Job on Tuesday, September 1st. The Message: GUNS SAVE LIVES and ‘Gun Free Zones’ DO NOT! |
Last month the Mayor and Town Council of Holly Springs heard loud and clear from the community it serves that Freedom and the 2nd Amendment are alive and well. According to the Mayor, the level of engagement by the public on this issue exceeded anything he’s ever seen in 19 and a half years of public service. The comments were overwhelmingly in favor of tabling BOTH of the two proposed town ordinances prohibiting lawful open and concealed carry in the Town of Holly Springs.
However, while lawful concealed carry restrictions were indeed tabled, three members of the Council chose to delay a final decision on open carry. Two, if not three, of the five Council Members desperately want to find a way to impose open carry restrictions and, hence, the matter reappears for a vote Tuesday night, September 1st.
NO FIREARM ZONES are killing fields.
Time and time again, history has shown us that “no firearms allowed” signs DO NOT work. The criminal and the mob are only emboldened by such ignorance on the part of politicians believing these signs work. Law enforcement authorities will arrive in a minute or two of a call? Not likely at all. In fact, think of ten to fifteen minutes at least. How many lives could be destroyed in that time frame? The first responders to a tragedy are the people present. If armed, they may prevent a calamity. If unarmed, they can run, hide, or die.
As I write this alert, the businesses in Downtown Raleigh who earlier today boarded up their shops in anticipation of violence, rioting, looting, and worse to come Friday and Saturday nights pray that the mobs roaming the streets don’t use the bricks and stones conveniently left on street corners there. Nowhere in the video are Raleigh Police enforcing the Mayor’s hastily called curfew for tonight. The need to protect ones’ self and loved ones is never more apparent than it is today We live in lawless times where progressive “Woke” political leadership demands law enforcement step down and let havoc wreck its toll.
Despite this rampant lawlessness, Holly Springs, in Southern Wake County and mere miles away from Raleigh, will readdress OPEN CARRY restrictions at a 2nd Town Council meeting on September 1st at 7 pm.
Please attend the council meeting and email your opposition to banning freedom. One registered “Republican” who is leaning left may join the two Michael Bloomberg robots and pass the ban. He needs a polite wakeup call and a reminder to back away from gun bans. We need more voices! NOTE THAT THE COUNCIL WILL NOT ALLOW PUBLIC SPEAKERS FROM THE FLOOR SO YOUR EMAILS AND CALLS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER!
Town of Holly Springs 128 S Main Street Holly Springs, NC 27540 Town Hall Phone: (919) 557-3901
Tuesday, September 1st 7 PM
|IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!|
* ATTEND THE COUNCIL MEETING: SEPTEMBER 1st at 7 PM
* EMAIL and CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PETER VILLADSEN and SHAUN MCGRATH:
* Councilman Villadsen’s public phone number is: 919 272-8540
* Councilman McGrath’s public phone number is: 919 914-1240
* SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT INTO THE RECORD BY ALSO E-MAILING THE TOWN CLERK, Ms. LINDA MCKINNEY
* PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO GRNC: Help us fight gun control while we promote Second Amendment principles. Please CLICK HERE to contribute. Bear in mind that GRNC is an all-volunteer organization, so you can be sure your donations are put to the best possible use. Any amount helps, and any amount is appreciated.
* EMAIL COUNCIL MEMBERS Peter Villadsen, Shaun McGrath and Town Clerk, Ms. Linda Mckinney: peter.villadsen@Hollyspringsnc.us; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
|DELIVER THIS MESSAGE|
Suggested Subject: “Do Not Endorse the Bloomberg Gun Ban Agenda”
Dear Holly Springs Council members Villadsen and McGrath:
Posting a prohibition against lawful OPEN CARRY serves no purpose but to advance a gun banning agenda promoted by the left. It will not save lives.
“NO FIREARM ZONES” are killing fields. Time and time again, history has shown us that no firearm signs DO NOT work. The criminal is only emboldened by such ignorance on our part believing these signs work. The first responders to a tragedy are the people present. Law Enforcement often arrives too late to do anything but merely take the report and clean up the damage done.
What is your reason to now ban legal law-abiding residents the right to defend themselves where you feel appropriate? Is it really about safety? Is it your opinion that law enforcement will be present during an attack wherever evil might occur? Two days after the August 18th meeting, a man was assaulted and killed on a Raleigh public greenway. Speaking of Raleigh, have you watched the videos from Raleigh on Friday night? Do you anticipate a few bucks thrown toward your reelection campaign next year from the deep pockets of Michael Bloomberg or George Soros? Or more ominously, do you just want to control the lives of others merely because you can?
Do you know that the emails you may have received in support of restrictions were prepared by a Michael Bloomberg funded organization “North Carolinians Against Gun Violence” and that they also demand the defunding of North Carolina Law Enforcement Agencies? Will your next step be to defund the Holly Springs Police in accordance with their wishes?
Testimony presented at last month’s public hearing on this matter indicates this is merely political posturing presented by your left-leaning peers with no factual basis to claim any accident or incident detrimental to public health and safety in decades of responsible citizen behavior. They want it banned merely because they want it banned. Period.
The reality is Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker and others unlawfully continue to deny citizens, including residents of Holly Springs, permits to purchase handguns or permits to lawfully conceal carry handguns. OPEN CARRY remains the ONLY lawful manner some citizens possess to protect themselves and loved ones. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is fundamental and must be honored by those who legislate law and order among us.
The businesses in Downtown Raleigh, mere miles from Holly Springs spent Friday busily boarding up their shops in anticipation of violence, rioting, looting, and worse to come Friday and Saturday nights. A hastily called-for curfew was not enforced. The need to protect oneself and loved ones is never more apparent than it is today. We live in lawless times where progressive “Woke” political leadership demands law enforcement step down and let havoc wreak its toll.
As the swing vote at Tuesday’s meeting YOU, Councilman Villadsen will be responsible if the unthinkable occurs in Holly Springs and your vote prevents citizens the right to protect themselves or loved ones. Give law-abiding citizens at least a fighting chance. Carving out “exceptions” will do the public no good unless you concurrently propose to spend considerable sums ramping up law enforcement assets and locking down the town with checkpoints, metal detectors, and random search and frisks.
On the 18th of August, you rightly concluded banning lawful concealed carry in Holly Springs served no purpose and voted against the proposed measure. Now I ask you to vote responsibly one more time and table this equally insane idea carving out open carry exclusion zones in and around Holly Springs.
I will be monitoring your actions through Grass Roots North Carolina legislative alerts.