A group of rogue RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) and dishonest Democrats withdrew their support for the Second Amendment bill veto-override vote against North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. Five Republicans and nine Democrats jumped ship, causing Cooper to prevail in violating the Second Amendment rights of North Carolinians.
Republican Reps. Davis, District 4, Elmore, District 94, Lambeth, District 75, Rogers, District 112, and Yarborough, District 2 withdrew their support for the veto-override, thus allowing Democratic Gov. Cooper to prevail in his violation of the second amendment rights. The five Republicans all failed to show up for the vote. It might take some time before we find out what Gov. Cooper offered them in return.
Reps. Elmore and Rogers have been staunch pro-second amendment earning a 4-star rating from Grass Roots North Carolina (GRNC).
Democrats who jumped ship during the vote were Reps. Beasly, District 92, Farmer-Butterfield, District 24, John Sr., District 40, and Pierce, District 48. The democrats had initially redeemed themselves by supporting the bipartisan bill before realizing that politics and party allegiance was more important to them than their voters’ rights.
Although the list published by Ballotpedia is not complete, others who are suspected of having changed their votes include Rep. Brian Turner, District 116, and Rep. Marvin Lucas, District 42.
House Bill 652 would have allowed concealed carry permit holders to take firearms in a church compound that also has a private school when the schools were not in session. Churches without learning facilities already have the right to allow firearms. Cooper misinterpreted the bill saying it would expose students to firearms.
Gov. Cooper has earned a notoriety of avoiding veto override through arm-twisting the legislators from both parties. Recently, he survived five veto-overrides, including those addressing the reopening of the economy. Since 2019, Gov. Cooper has used his veto powers 25 times, and none has been overridden. Maybe it would be easier to stop him if rogue Republicans did not suddenly fail to show up during a vote.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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