GRNC advises concealed handgun permit-holders to carry defensive firearms at all times in Charlotte

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  1. DWFR

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    Grass Roots North Carolina / Forum For Firearms Education
    Post Office Box 10665, Raleigh, NC 27605
    877.282.0939 (Phone) 919.573.0354 (Fax) www.GRNC.org



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



    Press Contact: 585-200-2626 – VP Don Pomeroy

    E-mail: President@GRNC.org

    Release date: September 21, 2016


    Thanks to Grass Roots North Carolina
    Charlotte Residents May Carry Concealed Handguns
    During State of Emergency

    GRNC advises concealed handgun permit-holders to carry defensive firearms at all times in Charlotte

    The following message is being sent today to the 20,000 members of Grass Roots North Carolina:


    To: Gun rights supporters

    From: F. Paul Valone, President, Grass Roots North Carolina


    Predictably, the anarchy of "Black Lives Matter" has invaded Charlotte, as rioters have now torn up the city and its residents for two nights, all in response to the shooting of an armed thug by a black police officer. I strongly advise any concealed handgun permit-holder who cannot avoid the city to carry a firearm at all times. It is precisely for this sort of scenario that GRNC not only shepherded passage of our concealed carry law, but sued to strike down our State of Emergency law, under which citizens were previously prohibited from carrying firearms outside the home during declared states of emergency.

    Bateman v. Perdue: Concealed carry during emergencies

    As you may recall, Grass Roots North Carolina was a plaintiff in Bateman v. Perdue, when we sued Governor Beverly Perdue over the State of Emergency gun ban, arguing that the ban constituted an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment. We did so after the town of King, NC posted the entire town against firearms in advance of a pending snowstorm, and after Gov. Perdue declared a statewide State of Emergency, in response to an advancing hurricane, on the opening day of dove season, making criminals of thousands of dove hunters. GRNC and other plaintiffs won the lawsuit, and the law was struck down as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

    Repealing the State of Emergency gun ban

    The following year, GRNC lobbied for repeal of the now-unconstitutional law, only to find resistance from Republican leaders who wanted to replace the law with yet another (probably unconstitutional) gun ban. Thanks to the tens of thousands of contacts you provided to legislators, GRNC prevailed and the State of Emergency gun ban was entirely repealed.

    Under Castle Doctrine, citizens may respond with deadly force

    GRNC also notes that any attempt by rioters to illegally enter a motor vehicle occupied by a law-abiding citizen would likely invoke our Castle Doctrine law, under which forceful and unlawful entry into your occupied home, workplace or motor vehicle creates a rebuttable legal presumption that you have a reasonable fear of imminent death or great bodily harm – the legal standard under which a citizen may respond with deadly force. GRNC shepherded the passage of Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground in 2011.

    In sum, GRNC strongly encourages concealed handgun permit-holders to carry firearms at all times while transiting apparently lawless areas within Mecklenburg County, and we encourage them to help GRNC continue to expand laws allowing lawful citizens to protect their families by donating to the organization at http://www.grnc.org/join-grnc/contribute
     
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    defensive offensive, I think means of self defense are just a tool and should not be considered as offensive or defensive. just saying.
     
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    Yup, just let someone actually use it in one of the recent scenarios and see how it turns out for them. No thanks.
     
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    no one is twisting arms to get anyone who does not want to to carry. ya need it and do not have it ohhhh welll no need to worry about what might have happened if you had carried. I
    do not need to be there so i am good
     
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