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Two Georgia Pro-Gun Bills on the Move

Friday, March 26, 2010

On Wednesday, March 24, Senate Bill 291 and Senate Bill 308 passed the Senate with bi-partisan support.  Both bills will move to the House of Representatives for committee assignment. 

SB291, sponsored by State Senator David Shafer (R-48), would allow a person lawfully licensed to carry a concealed firearm the right to carry  in all non-secure areas and while dropping off or picking up passengers at an airport or airport facility.  Also included in the bill is a provision that would make the license renewal process much easier by basically creating an automatic renewal.  Instead of the licensee having to remember to renew, the probate court will be required to send out renewals 90 days before expiration. 

SB 308, sponsored by State Senator Mitch Seabaugh (R-28), would reform Georgia’s right to carry laws so that Georgia would become a pure “shall-issue” state and the concealed carry license would enable the person to carry any weapon, openly or concealed.  SB 308 would also allow concealed carry license holders to carry in more places by repealing the broad and vague “public gathering ban.”

No action is needed at this time, but please continue to check www.NRAILA.org for updates on this important legislation.

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