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Attention Georgia Gun Owners: Governor Perdue Needs to Hear from You Today!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

On April 4, the Georgia legislature passed House Bill 89 and sent it to Governor Sonny Perdue (R) for his consideration. This NRA supported measure makes numerous improvements to Georgia’s Right-to-Carry laws and represents the most comprehensive pro-gun reform measure to pass in nearly 20 years.

Unfortunately, more than a month later, Governor Perdue has yet to sign this critical pro-gun reform measure into law and during a news conference yesterday he expressed some uncertainty that he would sign HB89 into law.

". . . There is certainly some ambiguity regarding employer and employee rights in the bill that I’m a little concerned about . . . I’ve heard from, certainly, the hospitality industry . . . I’m still really deliberating . . .”

This critical Right-to-Carry Reform legislation will strengthen Georgia’s current laws by: 

  • allowing licensed carry permit holders to possess a firearm in any private motor vehicle, while on any publicly accessible parking lot; 
  • prohibiting gun dealer entrapment schemes, such as those orchestrated by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg;
  • allowing concealed carry permit holders to carry in State Parks; recreational areas, wildlife management areas, and public transportation;
  • creating a stricter time limit for various stages of the concealed carry license application process; and
  • allowing concealed carry permit holders to carry in restaurants.
It is critical that Governor Perdue hear from you TODAY!  Please call and email the governor and respectfully urge him to protect our right to self-defense by signing this important legislation TODAY.  The Governor can be reached by phone at (404) 656-1776 or via email by clicking here. 
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