Under the Dome

Republicans labeled by gun rights supporters as 'weasels'

It's not often you see House GOP leader Paul "Skip" Stam being lampooned by conservatives.

But Grass Roots North Carolina, a political advocacy group that favors looser gun laws, is labeling Stam, Republican state Rep. Chuck McGrady and former GOP state lawmaker David Guice as "the three weasels of the North Carolina House."

The group charges that the "anti-gun" lawmakers didn't do enough to ensure gun rights in North Carolina -- and organizers are promising retribution in the 2012 election.

The group takes credit for ousting former House Democratic leader Hugh Holliman in the 2010 elections, saying he opposed the group's agenda, and for ensuring the election of U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, an ally.

Grass Roots North Carolina's Political Victory Fund is raising money to defeat Stam and McGrady -- Guice took a job in Gov. Bev Perdue's administration -- by entering donors in a gun raffle. First prize: A Glock 27. Other prizes include a Kahr Arms CW9, a custom made holster and concealed carry weapons classes.


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Grass Roots NC

I am not familiar with Grass Roots NC.  I will venture a wild guess that The N&O and reporter jbfrank are not familiar with the group either.  BUT so long as the group contributes to confusion among Republicans, The N&O will enthusiastically promote them.

The "group" could well be a very small single-issue activist "group" with very little impact.... unable to "buy" the exposure that reporter jbfrank willingly gives them.  Not unlike how little Keungy Hui operates......

Cars View All
Find a Car
Jobs View All
Find a Job
Homes View All
Find a Home

Want to post a comment?

In order to join the conversation, you must be a member of Click here to register or to log in.