RALEIGH – The saying “All politics is local” has been on full display over the last several months as local officials in every corner of North Carolina have taken it upon themselves to reaffirm their county’s loyalty to the Second Amendment as written. The wave of resolutions came to the Old North State after first washing over a good portion of Virginia as they rose up against a state legislature intent on passing drastic gun control measures.
Now, more than half of North Carolina’s 100 counties have stood up for the Second Amendment, and counting.
From North State Journal:
“As of the end of the first week of February, 60 of North Carolina’s 100 counties have passed some form of Second Amendment resolution affirming the right of citizens to bear arms. That number is over four times the total from the end of January when only 12 counties had passed such a measure.
Brunswick, Carteret, Lee and Lenoir are the most recent to join the movement. […]
Gun control efforts in other areas of the country are headed to North Carolina soon, starting with a major gun control group dropping a large amount of cash to push for more restrictions on guns in the state.
Everytown for Gun Safety PAC poured around $2.5 million in Virginia during 2019 to influence gun control legislation, and the group plans to spend at least $250,000 in North Carolina this year. […]”
Being that 60 counties have pretty much refused to enforce any additional restrictions on the Second Amendment, that PAC will be barking up the wrong tree in a majority of North Carolina. Still, a majority of the people int he state likely live in the other 40 counties with no such assurances from local officials. Some of the most populous counties are run by Democrats that would gladly push gun control measures, as they already gladly release criminal illegal aliens back onto the streets instead of cooperating with ICE.
That means the onus is on the State of North Carolina to reaffirm it’s loyalty to the constitution. More than a resolution, state lawmakers should be standing up to support constitutional carry legislation further clarifying how guaranteed the Second Amendment is. To do that requires super-majorities of Second Amendment supporters in the N.C. House and Senate, and/or a Republican in the governor’s mansion.
These are the core rights that are on the line in the 2020 elections. You can learn more about the out of state PAC leading the assault on those rights in North Carolina here.