Grass Roots North Carolina released an alert yesterday evening urging people to contact those legislators on the bubble. It is time for them to decide if good people who merely want to protect their fellow churchgoers are more important or is party more important.
You know my feelings on the subject. I think the veto was not only disingenuous but evil.
|OVERRIDE GOVERNOR COOPER’S VETO OF SB43
|Since 1995, the majority of North Carolina churches have had the protections that SB43 would have extended to all places of worship. Guns have been present in those places for decades as a lifesaving protection against evil.
Despite solid bipartisan majorities in the legislature who voted not once but TWICE to send this bill to his desk, despite the thousands of emails and calls last week to the Governor’s office imploring him to correct an injustice recognized by all, Governor Cooper chose not to follow the will of North Carolinians but the dictates of the leftist anti-liberty lobby instead.
A veto override in both chambers will be required to remedy this clear and present danger to churchgoers across the state.
The antis object to the people being able to defend themselves based on a fanatical fear that someone, somewhere, sometime in the distant future may casually leave a gun laying around. Uncaring that they are endangering children because they are deathly afraid that guns might be present in certain places.
Those who obtain a concealed carry permit have to undergo extensive background checks and training. They invest time and money in the proper holster and equipment to safely carry their firearms.
History has shown there is a far greater risk from crime or mass murderers than those who have show themselves to be of exemplary character in obtaining a concealed carry permit.
We know we can count on the Republican members of the General Assembly to vote in favor of an override, but can we count on the support of the Democratic legislators who previously supported the bill to do the same?
We need the Democrat legislators to stand firm on their principles and not give in to political pressure and vote WRONG.
The following members of the NC Senate: Senators Sarah Crawford, Don Davis, and Kirk deViere; and members of the NC House: Representatives Charles Graham, Abe Jones, Brian Turner, Shelly Willingham, and Michael Wray, along with Senate Leader Pro Tempore Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore need to hear from you TODAY that we expect a veto override vote to be scheduled and won without delay. Those who would vote to deny this equal protection under the law for all, and certainly those who would change their prior vote of support for a blindly partisan vote of opposition will have blood on their hands if violence is perpetrated against a church unjustly prohibited to use all means available to protect themselves and their congregations during worship services.
We need not a thousand calls and emails but tens of thousands to demand the immediate override of this veto.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
Call the following list of Democratic Representatives along with Senate Leader Pro Tempore Berger and House Speaker Moore:
Senate Leader Pro Tempore Phil Berger (919) 733-5708
Senator Sarah Crawford (919) 733-5850
Senator Don Davis (919) 717-8363
Senator Kirk deViere (919) 733-5776
House Speaker Tim Moore (R) (919) 733-3451
Representative Charles Graham (D-47) (919) 715-0875
Representative Abe Jones (D-38) (919) 733-5758
Representative Brian Turner (D-116) (919) 715-3012
Representative Shelly Willingham (D-23) (919) 715-3024
Representative Michael Wray (D-21) (919) 733-5662
Hello, my name is (name). I am calling to direct the legislature immediately take action to override the dangerous veto of Senate Bill 43 (Protect Religious Meeting Places) and expect you to remain true to your previous votes in support of this measure. Don’t allow some churches to be singled out for violence merely because of petty partisan politics. I will be following this matter through GRNC legislative alerts. Thank you.”
Email members of the Senate:
Email members of the House:
DELIVER THIS MESSAGE
Suggested Subject: “Don’t Single Out Certain North Carolina Churches for Violence
Since 1995, the majority of North Carolina churches have had the protections that SB43 would have extended to all places of worship. Guns have been present in those places for decades as lifesaving protection against criminals and mass murderers who are stopped by silly rules or signs about massacre zones.
Those who object to the people being able to exercise their common sense civil right of armed self-defense do so based on the feeble excuse that someone, somewhere might leave a gun laying around. Those who take on the solemn duty of defending their family and their fellow man undergo extensive background checks and training and they invest a lot of time and money to safely carry their firearms.
They do not just leave them lying around as some would have you believe. Those who object to SB43 are endangering certain people based on a rare possibility instead of the real threat of crime or a mass shooting. They are rendering people unsafe based on this belief.
It is time that you step up to protect the people of North Carolina and override the governor’s veto. You voted twice previously to support this legislation and I now expect you to remain true to your previous votes in support of this measure. I will be following this matter through GRNC legislative alerts.