Georgia: Ignoring public safety, gun stores stay open

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Yet another state bows to pressure from the NRA and allows gun stores to be open during this pandemic emergency. Here are two reasons this order ignores public safety:

  • The purpose of closing businesses is to stop the virus spread. Every type of business left open increases the spread of the virus.
  • Domestic conflicts accelerate during times like this. Offering guns as a misconceived solution adds gasoline to the flames and desperation.

March 18, 2020

Georgia: Legislative sessions suspended

No hearings or full legislative sessions are planned.


February 25, 2020

Georgia: Full House vote soon on reciprocity

This week, the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee approved the reciprocity bill. This dangerous bill would allow anyone from other states to bring their guns in Georgia. They need to have a license, but many states give out licenses like candy. Georgia would lose all control over who is qualified to carry loaded guns.

Pro-Gun Strategy

The NRA alerted their members to contact their Georgia State Representative and urge them to support this bill. Citizens desiring gun violence prevention should also contact their Representative and ask for opposition to this bill.

The bill

  • House Bill 787 allows concealed carry permits from other states to be allowed in Georgia. This is a reciprocity law that gives no consideration to the other state’s gun license requirements. 👎 dislike

Action

Please call or email the office of your Georgia State representative. Urge them to oppose HB 787 to keep out dangerous people with guns.

  • To find your representative and senator’s phone and email, enter your address at Who are My Representatives.
  • Make sure you include your full name and address. Adding simple message from the heart is powerful. Keep it simple and make it personal if possible.
  • See our Advocacy page with legislator contact suggestions.

February 20, 2020

Georgia: House committee to vote on reciprocity bill

Reciprocity laws allow gun carriers from other states to bring their guns into Georgia. This state would have no control over the requirements for the permit in the other state. Many states have virtually no requirements.

The NRA is fighting for this bill because it expands the number of guns that will be purchased and used on the streets in Georgia. Gun control supporters should help oppose this bill to make Georgia safer. It is expected to be voted on soon by the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

The bill

  • House Bill 787 allows concealed carry permits from other states to be allowed in Georgia. This is a reciprocity law that gives no consideration to the other state’s gun license requirements. 👎

Action

Please call the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Representative Bill Hitchens, 404) 656-7855. Urge the committee to oppose HB 787 which would recognize gun permits from other states with no idea of the permit requirements.


January 31, 2020

Georgia: The NRA is pushing a dangerous reciprocity bill

Reciprocity bills allow out of state residents with concealed carry permits to bring their guns into Georgia. The bill is before the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. It would also tell the Georgia Attorney General to sign agreements with other states so they will recognize Georgia concealed weapons licenses.

As is typical of the NRA, they want this law for the convenience of gun owners, not for gun safety. No consideration is given to making Georgia safer for residents. Georgia has no idea of the other state’s requirements for a concealed weapons license.

The bill

  • House Bill 787 would recognize the concealed carry license of non-Georgia residents, no matter what the other state requires to obtain the license. 👎

Action

The gun group directed their members is to contact the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. Please oppose the gun group. Consider sending an email to the Committee Chairman opposing HB 787. The Chairman is Bill Hitchens (hitchens@house.ga.gov).

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