Monday, June 4, 2018

GRNC Press Conference In Raleigh On Tuesday

The Demanding Moms can gets lots of turnout to their events because of stay-at-home moms, retirees, and kept women. Well, I don't know about the kept women part but I think the first two are pretty accurate.

Grass Roots North Carolina is holding a press conference in conjunction with Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus) on school safety. They need - WE NEED - as many people who can to attend that press conference and especially teachers who want the ability to be armed to protect the school children under their care.

The full release is below:


Children will only be safe when adults are permitted to protect them …

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 6/5), the sponsors of the “School Self-Defense Act” (HB 1039) will be publicly introducing the bill, and you’re invited. GRNC was involved in creating this bill as well as directing input to the offices of the Speaker and the House Rules Chair, and we’re excited about its introduction. This is GRNC's answer to all of the counterproductive, and worse, gun-grabbing "solutions" proposed by the left. More press conference details below.

Parents and especially teachers,
please attend this press conference

Please RSVP using the following
email address:

Note: Signs are not allowed in the Legislative Building.

Calling All Teachers and Parents
It is very important that you attend this press conference. Seeing you there will help the General Assembly members recognize that the people are serious about this, and your presence may even help the politicians develop spines. Please see below for details.


Bill Provides
Active Shooter Protection for Students

Legislators herald introduction of House Bill 1039: “School Self-Defense Act”
Press conference:
When:  Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 A.M. EDT
Where: NC General Assembly, Legislative Building Rm. 1328, 16. W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC
Who:    Representatives Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, John Blust and Mark Brody

To deter active shooter scenarios and better protect North Carolina students, North Carolina House Representatives Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, John Blust and Mark Brody have introduced HB 1039: “School Self-Defense Act,” which is patterned after the Department of Homeland Security’s highly successful “Federal Flight Deck Officer” program and would:
  • Create a “Volunteer School Faculty Guardian” program for full or part-time school faculty members who have concealed handgun permits and wish to carry firearms to protect students;
  • Create an active shooter training program for School Faculty Guardians; and
  • Allow school systems to “opt out" should they choose to do so.

Teachers to speak out in favor of HB 1039:

The June 5 press conference will allow an opportunity for teachers in favor of arming faculty members, whose voices have long been stifled, to be heard.

Said GRNC president Paul Valone:

Too often, politicians have wrongly equated protecting school children with the loss of individual freedom. GRNC thanks these courageous legislators for promoting a solution, already operating successfully in Ohio and elsewhere, which will deter mass killings, allow volunteer faculty members to provide a last layer of defense for school children, and preserve our Constitutional liberties.


  • EMAIL THE SPEAKER AND THE RULES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN. Use the copy/paste details provided under 'Deliver This Message' to insist on a hearing for this bill.

  • ATTEND TUESDAY'S PRESS CONFERENCE: As soon as you can, please contact GRNC at this email address,, and let us know you're coming. More details below.

    This Tuesday, June 5, at 10:30 AM, meet GRNC representatives here:

    Legislative Building
    Room 1328
    16 W. Jones Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601

    A couple of notes: It’s probably best to arrive in Raleigh by 10:00 AM to make sure you find parking. Please “dress for the press.” Professional attire preferred. Firearms are not allowed on the grounds of the General Assembly. Signs are not allowed in the Legislative Building.

Send to:;

Suggested Subject: "The School Self-Defense Act Must Receive a Hearing"  

Dear Speaker Moore and Chairman Lewis:
I am writing to insist on a hearing for the "School Self-Defense Act" (HB 1039).
I was quite elated when I heard that several courageous legislators have stepped forward to develop a practical and effective solution to the school safety issues we are currently facing. It's about time we stepped out of the endless cycle of rhetoric, and took actual steps to defend our children. This bill, HB 1039, does just that. 

Due to the potentially imminent nature of this problem, time is short. Please do not position yourself as the one standing between school children and their safety. Rather, make sure the School Self-Defense Act receives a hearing immediately. NC Parents and Teachers need this, school children need it even more, and that's why I'm insisting on it.

I will be monitoring your actions on this issue through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina. 


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