***** GrassRoots Action Alert - H. 3405 For SC*****
GrassRoots sent me this email. WOW!!!!!
January 25, 2011
Some elected representatives are finally seeing the prohibited carry
restrictions placed upon concealed weapon permit (CWP) holders are
unreasonable and need to be abolished - but not for you.
Unfortunately, the only gun related legislation moving forward in the
SC General Assembly is a bill - H. 3405 - to make politicians more
equal than the rest of us.
H. 3405 would let “any other elected or appointed public official”
- that means politicians - who possesses a CWP to carry a self-defense
firearm */anywhere/* in the state. But, this bill will NOT allow YOU
same freedom! H. 3405 is nothing more than a self serving bill that
proves that politicians think their lives are more important than your
life or the lives of your family!
H. 3405 will allow politicians to carry in schools, restaurants that
serve alcoholic beverages, churches, day care facilities, high school
and college football games, publicly owned buildings, court houses and
court rooms, private residences without permission, and even into
posted businesses! But, H. 3405 will do NOTHING for you!
H. 3405 is another example of how politicians seem to forget the fact
that they are public servants, not our lords and masters. Why should
public servants have greater privileges than you? Isn’t your life
and your family’s life just as important as the life of a
GrassRoots GunRights strongly opposes H. 3405, just as we did similar
proposed legislation last session and the session before that.
GrassRoots still believes the words “We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Evidently, some SC
politicians do not believe SC citizens should be treated as their
equals. Unfortunately, some politicians think like the pigs from
George Orwell’s book “Animal Farm” where the ruling pigs said
“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”
After the recent AZ shootings, Rep. Ron Paul wrote about the
“growing perception that politicians view their own lives as far
more important than the lives of ordinary citizens.” H. 3405 is a
perfect example of why people have such a perception.
H. 3405 needs to die in subcommittee. SC does not need another law
granting special privileges to politicians while leaving you and your
family at risk.
H. 3405 will be discussed on Thursday, January 27, at 9:00 am in room
511 of the Blatt Building in a meeting of the House Judiciary General
Laws Subcommittee. GrassRoots GunRights leaders will be there to speak
against the bill. If you can attend this meeting, please join us.
There is strength in numbers, and every extra body in that room will
help show that GrassRoots GunRights members oppose special laws for
politicians. If politicians believe the present laws are too
restrictive for their safety, then those present laws are too
restrictive for our safety, too.
Yes, the world is a dangerous place. But, the solution is to grant ALL
citizens the right to keep and bear arms to defend themselves and
their loved ones. The solution is NOT to give special privileges to
GrassRoots GunRights has led the fight to kill similar legislation in
the last two sessions. But, GrassRoots GunRights is only as strong as
you make it. GrassRoots GunRights is only your voice. YOU are the
POWER that makes politicians listen to your voice.
Please take the following “Action Steps” ASAP and let the members
of the subcommittee know how strongly you feel about politicians
giving themselves special privileges while leaving you and your family
1) Call each member of the House General Laws Subcommittee and tell
them the following:
“I strongly urge you to Vote NO on H. 3405! No special privileges
for public officials! If it's good enough for YOU, it's good enough
for ME. GrassRoots GunRights speaks for me!”
2) Email each member of House General Laws Subcommittee with the same
“Dear Representative (INSERT NAME):
I strongly urge you to Vote NO on H. 3405! No special privileges for
public officials! If it's good enough for YOU, it's good enough for
ME. GrassRoots GunRights speaks for me!
Members of the SC House General Laws Subcommittee:
Rep. Thad Viers
Rep. Dan Hamilton
Rep. George Hearn
Rep. Laurie Funderburk
If you are unable to reach any of these Representatives at their
individual office numbers listed above, call the House Judiciary
Committee (803) 734-3120 and ask to be transferred.
Thank you for taking immediate action on this very important gun
GrassRoots GunRights of SC