HB 111 now resides in the Senate finance committee…The issue is starting to attract the attention of the local news media. WLOS Asheville had a story on it yesterday with the obligatory comment from a woman who didn't think you should carry a firearm and drink. Of course, the bill does not allow you to carry concealed and drink anything stronger than sweet tea but facts such as this never trouble the local media.
Time is getting short, and if this critical bill doesn’t move soon there is a chance it will die in committee. We have worked too hard for too long to allow this to happen.
Please send the reminder – or one of your own – shown below to your Senator. This is ESPECIALLY important if your Senator is on the Senate Finance Committee. Let them know that you want them to use their power to get Restaurant Carry (HB 111) to the Senate floor for passage.
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Email YOUR Senator.
Tell them to do what they can to move HB 111 to the Senate floor for a vote.
Find your State Senator’s email address using the NCGA web tool here: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.html
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Suggested Subject: Act Now to Move Restaurant Carry
Forty-four other states already have some form of restaurant carry. It is past time for North Carolina to join this group. Restaurants see more than their share of violent crime, and law-abiding citizens have a right to protect themselves and their families everywhere within our state.
As my Senator I respectfully ask that you do all in your power to move HB 111 to the Senate floor for a vote.
I will be following progress through Grass Roots North Carolina alerts.
A Concerned North Carolina Voter
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Restaurant Carry In NC Now In Finance Committee
HB 111, the North Carolina restaurant carry bill, now resides in the State Senate's Finance Committee. Grass Roots North Carolina has just sent out an alert asking people to push their State Senator to move this bill.