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Posted on February 7, 2014
Yesterday, House Bill 875 passed in the state House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee by a voice vote. It now goes to the House Rules Committee where it will be assigned to the House floor.
HB 875, introduced by state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11), is the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history. This bill seeks to make many changes to benefit law-abiding gun owners, shooters and sportsmen alike. Some of the key improvements and changes include:
Your NRA applauds and greatly appreciates the efforts of Representative Jasperse and those members of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee who voted for HB 875, taking the critical next step to get this bill passed and enacted into law this year.
Additionally, an important pro-hunting bill will be heard in a key Senate committee next week and your help is needed. Senate Bill 93, sponsored by state Senator Bill Heath (R-31), has been tentatively scheduled for hearing next Thursday, February 13, in the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee. SB 93 would allow hunters in Georgia to use lawfully-possessed suppressors on firearms while hunting.
Currently, more than half of the states across the country permit hunters to use suppressors while hunting. There are numerous benefits to hunting with suppressed firearms, including:
Recently, Arizona, Oklahoma, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas adopted new rules allowing for the use of suppressors while hunting. It’s time that hunters in Georgia are able to enjoy the same opportunities available to sportsmen in more than half of the country. For more information on firearms and suppressors, click here.
Your NRA is diligently monitoring this legislation and will keep you updated on the details of this hearing on SB 93 as soon as information is available. In the meantime, please contact members of the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee and politely ask that they vote YES on SB 93. Contact information for the committee members can be found here.
Self Defense, concealed carry license, NICS, Emergency Powers Laws, Hunting with Suppressors
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