Sunday, June 3, 2018

HB 1039 - North Carolina's School Self-Defense Act Introduced

House Bill 1039 - School Self-Defense Act - has been introduced into the North Carolina House of Representatives. The bill will have a formal unveiling at a press conference to be held this coming Tuesday at 10:30am in the Legislative Building. The authors of this bill include many pro-gun legislators. Moreover, they sought the input of Grass Roots North Carolina in their drafting of the bill.

From the GRNC Alert:


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

This Tuesday, 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.

We all have a stake (an understatement) in protecting school children, so GRNC and the sponsors of this bill would like for those closest to the issue, parents and particularly teachers to attend this unveiling. Parents and especially teachers, please attend this press conference.

HB 1039
This bill, sponsored by Representatives Mark Brody, John Blust, George Cleveland, Larry Pittman and Michael Speciale, would allow certain members of school faculty or staff to carry a handgun on school grounds to respond quickly to acts of violence and imminent threats of violence.

Finally, a few courageous legislators are stepping outside of the circular rhetoric and are proposing a practical and effective solution that will actually protect the children.

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.


  • 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
    Printed Bills Office
    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.

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. 


1 comment:

  1. "when adults are permitted"

    I'd substitute 'able', as in not-legally-prohibited, for 'permitted', as in infringed, prior-restrained, presumed guilty.