GRNC Alert 1-3-13: National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban

GRNC president Paul Valone to gun rights supporters:

We face a grave federal danger of the type not seen since 1994. Not only is absolutely everything about the Feinstein/Obama/Biden scheme unacceptable, if even a portion of it passes they will be back for more almost immediately.

That was precisely their M.O. in 1993-94 when they ran the Brady Act, the “Violent Crime Control Act (semi-auto ban) and would have followed with the truly draconian Brady II had the 1994 Republican Revolution not intervened.

We are starting to see Republicans cave, and there is an excellent chance the ban will pass the Senate, meaning it will have to be stopped in the House. I hope you agree that absolutely no “compromise” is possible because, as is so often the case, “compromise” as defined by our opposition is a process in which we lose just slightly less than in the original proposal.

More than most, Howard Coble is showing all the signs of becoming particularly squishy on this subject.  He recently said:

At the same time, I also believe that the right to bear arms must be exercised responsibly.   Congress can do its part by carefully monitoring crime and updating our criminal laws where change is deemed appropriate.  Although these changes should be reflected in our firearm laws, they should not be used as a guise to diminish the Second Amendment.

So far, the NRA is making all the right noises, but will they do the right thing when the ban begins to move? Or will they do as they did on armor-piercing handgun ammunition in the 1980s, on the Brady Act, on the first rendition of the Lawful Commerce in Firearms Act, on the NICS Improvement Act and most recently on the Disclose Act? Namely, will the NRA “compromise?”


That is why GRNC, in conjunction with other groups, has formed a national coalition to defeat the Obama/Biden/Feinstein proposal.

  • 19 state and federal organizations have so far joined the “National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban,” including all of the groups listed below;
  • The objective of the coalition is to kill the proposals. Period. Not to “compromise” by saddling gun owners with restrictions and whining “It was the best we could get.” Nothing less than the death of the Obama/Biden/Feinstein proposals will suffice;
  • All coalition members have agreed that “compromise” is not an option; AND
  • Coalition members launched with a coordinated “Open Letter to Members of Congress” which is listed at the bottom of this alert, and with coordinated press releases and membership alerts.


National organizations: The Firearms Coalition, Gun Owners of America, Rights Watch International,

State organizations: Arizona Citizens Defense League, Arkansas Carry, Florida Carry, Inc., Grass Roots North Carolina, Gun Owners of Maine, Gun Owners of Vermont, Michigan Gun Owners, The Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, Montana Shooting Sports Association, New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, Nebraska Firearms Owners Association, Oregon Firearms Federation, Virginia Citizens Defense League, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Wisconsin Carry, Inc.


“The National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban will work to defeat all proposed federal gun control and to punish any congressional representative who supports it. We find absolutely nothing about Senator Feinstein’s proposal to be acceptable: Not banning guns, not registering guns and gun owners via the National Firearms Act, not registering private gun sales via the National Instant Check System, and most certainly not expanding BATFE police powers which are already being abused.

“’Compromise,’ as our opposition defines it, is a process in which freedom-loving Americans lose slightly less than under the original proposal. Consequently, in the most egregious attack on Second Amendment freedom in our history, we will not ‘compromise.’”



Suggested Subject: “STOP THE GUN BAN”

North Carolina Congressional representatives:

Grass Roots North Carolina has helped to create the “National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban,” a coalition of 21 national and state organizations which continues to grow with each day. Today, you received an “Open Letter to Members of Congress” from GRNC and coalition members.

The underlying goal is to defeat all gun control proposals being foisted on the American public by Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, and others. Coalition members have agreed that in the most egregious attack on the Second Amendment in American history, no compromise is possible. The proposals must be stopped dead.

Any legislator who supports such measures will be punished by coordinated actions of coalition members. I want you to know that I support the National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban, will monitor its alerts and recommendations, and will work to defeat hostile legislators.



Senator Richard Burr (R- NC) 202-224-3154

Senator Kay Hagan (D- NC) 202-224-6342

Representative G. K. Butterfield, Jr. (D – 01) 202-225-3101

Representative Renee L. Ellmers (R – 02) 202-225-4531

Representative Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R – 03) 202-225-3415

Representative David Price (D – 04) 202-225-1784

Representative Virginia Foxx (R – 05) 202-225-2071

Representative Howard Coble (R – 06) 202-225-3065

Representative Mike McIntyre (D – 07) 202-225-2731

Representative Larry Kissell (D – 08) 202-225-3715 None Currently Available

Representative Sue Myrick (R – 09) 202-225-1976 None Currently Available

Representative Patrick McHenry (R – 10) 202-225-2576

Representative Heath Shuler (D – 11) 202-225-6401

Representative Mel Watt (D – 12) 202-225-1510

Representative Brad Miller (D – 13) 202-225-3032

George Holding Office: 919-755-4083

Mark Meadows PHONE: 828.697.5012

Robert Pittenger (704) 650-1722

Richard Hudson 704-795-2012

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