United we stand …

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 01:35 PM.


Last week I followed a compelling story about firearm manufacturers and suppliers who are now refusing to sell firearms to law enforcement agencies (and individuals) in states where law abiding citizens are now prohibited from those very same firearms. This is a stand of unity that should come as a moment of awaking for our politicians. What should be an eye opener is that this list has increased by 700 percent in the last few days.

In a letter written by Ronnie Barrett, chairman and CEO of Barrett Firearms, he states that “Barrett opposes those who are illegally disarming the American public from their efficient arms and creating superior armed elitist government agencies.”

This is a powerful statement.

It is very simple to say that the rights of American law abiding citizens are being stripped away at a pace like no other time in history. It is frightening and alarming, and some people are waking up to the realization that we Americans need to start using our voices to stand up for law abiding gun owners across America.

Unfortunately, the political wheel has touched close to home for me too; and once again I feel that our constitutional rights are being infringed upon.

On March 12 at 7 p.m. the Town of Holly Ridge board members will determine the fate of the outdoor range that we use for NRA Safety Class, N.C. Conceal and Carry Classes and for use by our Surf City Gun Club members. We are saddened by this turn of events and hope that all of you in the area will come to show your support for this range and the wonderful courses taught there.

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