Our friends at North Carolinians Against Gun Violence have issued the alert below. Please note that it requires action before this evening, Monday, March 27.
We are continuing to try and stop the expansion of guns in congregations that share a space with schools. HB 174 will be on the floor this Monday night. The bill would allow handguns on educational property that is the location of both a school and a place of worship outside the operating hours of the the school.
This is unacceptable and must be changed.
Here is the message: “The Judiciary Committee had it correct the first time when they said that congregations that share space with schools need to opt in to allow people to carry guns. Please reinstate the “congregation opt-in” provision on the house floor when HB 174 is debated.”
Let us know how your calls go – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share this alert with at least five people and ask them to call their legislators before Monday night. This is the time that we can make a positive change in this bill.
Thanks for taking action at this critical time,
Executive Director, NCGV
PS – Do you attend a congregation? If so, can you ask your clergy to make a phone call as well?