North Carolina has one of the toughest legislatures in the U.S. to pass bills through. Most legislation never makes it out of committee. Committees like the Judiciary Committee have up to five vice chairs and up to 40 members. This makes it even harder for concerned citizens to convince representatives to vote a certain way.
But don’t despair! Options to protect the right to keep and bear arms in North Carolina remain open. You can build grassroots groups to block violations of the Second Amendment at the local level, working through county commissions and town councils.
Of course, local governments won’t act without citizen input and grassroots pressure. The good news is a few dedicated individuals can make a difference at the local level.
That’s where you can step up to the plate.
Form grassroots local nullification groups. Bring your sheriff, local law enforcement, and your community together. Educate each other on nullification, the Second Amendment, and the Constitution. Teach community members that no state or locality is forced into enforcing federal laws. Then introduce model legislation to preserve the Second Amendment to your local lawmakers. Encourage your city, town, municipality and county officials to refuse to aid, enforce, or provide resources to the federal government when it attempts to violate Second Amendment.
Local noncompliance can create major obstructions and impediments. Federal law enforcement agencies lack the manpower and resources to enforce federal laws on their own. They always require the aid of state AND local law enforcement. As Judge Andrew Napolitano said recently, widespread noncompliance can make a federal law “nearly impossible to enforce” (video here).
It’s going to take work to ensure that this is how things play out. Here’s what you can start doing right now.
1. Contact your local legislators – County, City, Town - and urge them to introduce model legislation in support of the 2nd Amendment Protection Act.
local ordinance here:
2. Become a local leader. If you’re dedicated to the right and keep and bear arms, we’ll provide you with the tools you need to not only act on your own, but to organize and lead others to help support these efforts.
contact us here and let us know: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/volunteer
3. Join 2nd Amendment Preservation Group in your state on Facebook. These groups are the center where grassroots activists can coordinate, task, and activate their communities to stop federal infringements.
Grassroots activists can coordinate, task, and activate their communities to stop federal infringements. Open the toolkit to see how you can help out! Whether you are talking to your council members, speaking at events, educating your neighbors, or help fund gun safety training, there’s something YOU can do!
4. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.
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