Despite our nation’s ongoing gun violence epidemic, lawmakers in Raleigh are again trying to essentially let 18-year olds, with no firearm safety training and no background checks, carry hidden loaded weapons in public. They want “volunteer school faculty guardians” (school employees carrying concealed anytime during the conduct of their duties with 16 hours of training and a valid concealed carry weapons permit) and “volunteer school safety resource officers” (persons with prior experience as military police officers or law enforcement officials who would not be held liable) to carry concealed weapons in our K-12 schools. Further, they want to let lawmakers and their staff carry guns at the General Assembly.
This will all happen if HB 499 becomes law. We can’t let that happen here in North Carolina. We must ensure that lawmakers will stand on the side of public safety and not with the corporate gun lobby.
Please call your NC representative today and urge him/her to oppose HB 499. HB 499 will likely be voted on in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. You can find out who represents you and how to contact them here.
“My name is _____ and I live in ______. I am calling to urge my representative to vote no on HB 499. 18 year olds with no training or background check should not be allowed to carry concealed weapons in North Carolina and approved volunteers should not be able to carry guns into our children’s schools.”
Thanks for your support. Let’s all take action and stop HB 499 from becoming law.