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Posted on March 21, 2014
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:
This resounding victory must first and foremost be credited to our members, who tirelessly worked to ensure that passage of this bill was possible. We also thank the following state lawmakers who went above and beyond this year and were critical in seeing this bill through to the end. The NRA’s gratitude cannot be conveyed enough to the below state legislators for their unwavering support:
- House Speaker David Ralston (R-7)- Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11), original bill sponsor- Representative Alan Powell (R-32)- Representative John Meadows (R-5)- Representative Jay Roberts (R-155)- Representative Mandi Ballinger (R-23)- Representative Dusty Hightower (R-68)- Representative Stephen Allison (R-8)- President Pro Tem David Shafer (R-48)- Senator Bill Heath (R-31), original bill sponsor- Senator Tyler Harper (R-7)- Senator Butch Miller (R-49)- Senator Jeff Mullis (R-53)- Senator Ross Tolleson (R-20)- Senator Mike Dugan (R-30)- Senator Jack Murphy (R-27)- Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle
These elected men and women were critical to the passage of this important and significant pro-gun legislative package, not only with their votes but also with their outspoken support and actions throughout the entire 2014 session. Your NRA would also like to thank the pro-gun group, Georgia Carry, for working alongside us to get this bill passed and sent to Governor Deal for his signature.
While we fully expect Governor Deal to sign HB 60 into law, please contact the Governor and politely ask that HB 60 receive his signature in the coming days. Governor Deal can be reached at (404) 656-1776 and by e-mail here.
Please stay tuned to your e-mail inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates.
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