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GRNC Alert 6-17-12: Senate Leaders Continue To Block HB 111 While....

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GRNC Alert 6-17-12: Senate Leaders Continue To Block HB 111 While Yet Another Restaurant Is Robbed

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Published on Saturday, 16 June 2012 21:28
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They choose to block important legislation while restaurant patrons and employees continue to be victimized



News released on Friday, June 15, 2012 reports that several local and surrounding Fayetteville area restaurants have been hit in a string of robberies in the past 30 days. On Friday, surveillance video was released showing the suspects clearly wielding handguns during the most recent robbery at a Fayetteville Hardee's Restaurant on June 1st.


Had this crime happened while you were having dinner with your family at your favorite restaurant, would state law have prevented you from legally protecting yourself and your family?


While criminals continue to ignore laws and endanger the lives of citizens in
restaurants around the state in crimes conducted regularly, Senator Phil Berger and the Senate Republican leadership have intentionally blocked HB 111 for no other reason except cowardice. They have decided that Democrats might just say bad things about them during the upcoming election cycle if the bill is passed. Instead of honoring their promises to law-abiding gun owners who helped put them in power, they have decided that they are too busy to deal with the bill on the Senate floor in the form of a vote.


Enough is enough!


Accept no more attempts to dodge the issue by the Republican leadership in the Senate. They've passed the budget, they've worked hard in the current session and have announced that there is finally an official state "Livermush Festival", and now they have run out of excuses. Now is the time for the Senate Republican leadership to lead as they have promised.

We do not have the luxury of waiting for politicians to decide our fate. We do not have the time to be brushed aside, hoping that HB 111 will be taken to the
Senate floor for a vote at a later time. Republican leaders must know that they
have run out of places to hide and must bring HB 111 out of the Finance
Committee where it is being held hostage. This Bill must go to a full Senate
floor vote NOW!



IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!



CALL PRESIDENT PRO TEM PHIL BERGER (919.733.5708) & RULES CHAIR TOM APODACA (919.733.5745): Tell them to send HB 111 to the Senate floor IMMEDIATELY!

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DELIVER THIS MESSAGE

(Suggested subject line: "IF YOU HAVE TIME FOR LIVERMUSH, YOU CAN MOVE HB 111")

Each passing day brings us news of yet another robbery or vicious killing in one or more of North Carolina's restaurants. While law-abiding, responsible gun owners are severely handicapped by state law in terms of protecting themselves, criminals continue to victimize patrons and employees of restaurants around the state at will.

You have promised me that you would support reasonable and common sense legislation that is designed to enhance my safety, and that of my family. HB 111 would do just that. Yet, you have chosen to delay the bill intentionally by sending it to the Senate Finance Committee where there is a good chance that it will die.

I urge you to reconsider this tactic and take HB 111 out of the Finance Committee and bring it to an immediate full vote on the Senate floor so it can then be moved closer to passage. Doing so will greatly enhance my ability to protect the lives of my family as well as my own.

I will be closely following your actions concerning HB 111 through the efforts of
Grass Roots North Carolina, as well as keeping notes for the upcoming elections in November.

Sincerely,





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News released on Friday, June 15, 2012 reports that several local and surrounding Fayetteville area restaurants have been hit in a string of robberies in the past 30 days. On Friday, surveillance video was released showing the suspects clearly wielding handguns during the most recent robbery at a Fayetteville Hardee's Restaurant on June 1st.


Under current NC law, it is already 100% legal to carry--open or concealed--in a Hardee's, because they do not serve alcohol for consumption on premise. So the expanded provisions of HB-111 (which I support 100%, BTW) would have had no effect whatsoever on this particular incident.

Just sayin'...
 

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Under current NC law, it is already 100% legal to carry--open or concealed--in a Hardee's, because they do not serve alcohol for consumption on premise. So the expanded provisions of HB-111 (which I support 100%, BTW) would have had no effect whatsoever on this particular incident.

Just sayin'...

I think the restaurant was mentioned because it's simply the latest in a string of robberies in the Fayetteville and surrounding areas. This time a fast food place, next time...?

Will state law prevent you protecting yourself if it happens at your favorite restaurant?
 
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State law will not prevent me from protecting myself. If you ever see me in a restaurant know that I am armed.
 

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My concerns have been sent to my representatives. I also sent my response to all the other representatives just so they know there is at least one person following their actions concerning this measure. I told them not to respond telling me they were for or against this measure as I really didnt care. What i want them to do is bring it up for a vote so I know who to vote for or plan on replacing in the future. it is not what they say but how they vote that will affect my actions.
 

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I think the restaurant was mentioned because it's simply the latest in a string of robberies in the Fayetteville and surrounding areas. This time a fast food place, next time...?

Will state law prevent you protecting yourself if it happens at your favorite restaurant?

+1

In my view, a restaurant is a restaurant. They are being robbed and those that are robbing them aren't cherry picking the dry ones only.
 

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I obey the law. Most of the time, well some of the time
I disarm for the court house and sometimes the post office. Post office only because it is a Federal offense and those Postal cops get crazy. Movies, armed. Restaurants with alcohol, armed. Stores with gun buster signs? I have yet to see one of those signs myself. Guess I have selective sight. I was at a minor league football game Saturday night at a high school and was armed. Not a good part of town and I guarantee I wasn't the only one "strapping" to quote the locals.
 

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I avoid restaurants that serve alcohol, shame people have a misconception about fast food restaurants that do not serve alcohol. I am always armed, even if it is just a large bowie. I would occasionally like to eat in a very nice restaurant, as most of them serve alcohol. But until they do I will make do with my knife. I also walk with a dogwood cane, robbing me will not be easy. As far as everybody else, WELL I didn't sign on to be a super hero.
 

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I disarm for the court house and sometimes the post office. Post office only because it is a Federal offense and those Postal cops get crazy. Movies, armed. Restaurants with alcohol, armed. Stores with gun buster signs? I have yet to see one of those signs myself. Guess I have selective sight. I was at a minor league football game Saturday night at a high school and was armed. Not a good part of town and I guarantee I wasn't the only one "strapping" to quote the locals.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I cannot confirm, nor deny, that I may or may not do the same. In a split-second life or death situation, the police are only minutes away...

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I disarm for the court house and sometimes the post office. Post office only because it is a Federal offense and those Postal cops get crazy. Movies, armed. Restaurants with alcohol, armed. Stores with gun buster signs? I have yet to see one of those signs myself. Guess I have selective sight. I was at a minor league football game Saturday night at a high school and was armed. Not a good part of town and I guarantee I wasn't the only one "strapping" to quote the locals.

For any antis or Feds watching this forum, I say shame on you. ;)

As a side note, if I did the same thing, I can't say I'd admit it on the internet.
 
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