Georgia: Historic Victory for the Second Amendment

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NRA ILA

Dallas, TX

#1 Mar 22, 2014
Georgia: Historic Victory for the Second Amendment

NRA ILA
March 22, 2014

This truly is an historic day for Georgia gun owners, shooters and sportsmen.
This truly is an historic day for Georgia gun owners, shooters and sportsmen.

Shortly before midnight last night, within the last hour before adjournment of the 2014 legislative session, House Bill 60 was agreed to in the state House of Representatives by a 112-58 vote and sent to Governor Nathan Deal (R) for his expected signature into law.

As previously reported, HB 60, as amended, had multiple transformations throughout this year’s session, and at one point was in real trouble of being watered down beyond repair. Thankfully, your activism through repeated phone calls, e-mails and visits to the Capitol carried the day. Your gun rights were not only preserved this year, but were restored and advanced further than they ever have in the history of the Peach State. This truly is an historic day for Georgia gun owners, shooters and sportsmen.

Upon the Governor’s signature, HB 60 will enact the following pro-gun reforms for all law-abiding gun owners in Georgia:

• Remove fingerprinting for renewal of Weapons Carry Licenses (WCL).
• Prohibit the state from creating and maintaining a database of WCL holders.
• Create an absolute defense for the legal use of deadly force in the face of a violent attack.
• Lower the age to obtain a concealed WCL for self-defense from 21 to 18 for active duty military, with specific training.
• Allows for the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting.
• Repeal the unnecessary and duplicative state-required license for a firearms dealer, instead requiring only a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
• Prohibit a ban on firearms in public housing, ensuring that the right to self-defense should not be infringed based on where one calls home.
• Codify the ability to legally carry, with a WCL, in sterile/non-secure areas of airports.
• Require reporting those persons who have been involuntarily hospitalized or have been adjudicated mentally deficient to the NICS system while also providing the ability for relief through an application process to the court system allowing for restoration of gun rights.
• State that under a declared state of emergency, all law-abiding gun owners will not have their Second Amendment rights restricted or infringed by executive authority through Emergency Powers protection.
• Strengthen current firearms preemption statutes through further clarification of the regulatory authority of local governments, excluding firearm discharge ordinances.
• Remove the sweeping restrictions on legally carrying a firearm with a WCL in bars, leaving this decision to private property owners.
• Allowing for churches to opt-in for legal carry with only a civil penalty of a $100 if a person happens to carry into a prohibited church unknowingly.

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joey

Chicago, IL

#2 Mar 28, 2014
Great news !

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