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Posted on February 4, 2014
Tomorrow, February 5, two gun-related bills are scheduled to be heard in state House and Senate committees. One bill is a comprehensive pro-gun reform bill which seeks to expand the rights of law-abiding gun owners in Georgia, while the other is an egregious infringement on your inherent right to self-defense.
Tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 875, with a committee vote expected next week. HB 875, introduced by state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11), is the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation introduced in recent state history. Please call AND e-mail members of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee TODAY and urge them to support HB 875. Contact information for members of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee can be found here.
HB 875 seeks to make beneficial changes to current law including:
Also tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., the Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee will hold its rescheduled hearing on Senate Bill 280, a dangerous bill that erodes your inherent right to self-defense. As previously reported, SB 280, sponsored by state Senator Vincent Fort (D-39), would repeal an integral portion of Georgia’s self-defense law that allows an individual to defend themselves without a duty to retreat, putting your fundamental right to self-defense in jeopardy.
SB 280 is dangerous legislation that stands to empower and benefit violent criminals in their attacks on law-abiding citizens. Law-abiding citizens should not fear criminal prosecution when they defend themselves without retreating from any place they have a legal right to be. This type of senseless and politically motivated legislation puts the rights of the criminal before the rights of a potential victim, and must be stopped.
Please contact members of this Senate committee and urge them to OPPOSE SB 280 as a misguided infringement on your inherent right to self-defense. Tell them that victims should have the protection of the law, NOT criminals! Contact information for members of the Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee can be found here.
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