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Georgia: Two Pro-Gun Bills Heading to the Governor!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Two important pro-gun bills (Senate Bill 291 and Senate Bill 308) have both successfully passed and will now head to Governor Sonny Perdue’s (R) desk for his consideration.

SB291 would allow a person lawfully licensed to carry a firearm the right to carry in all non-secure areas of airports, as well as while dropping off or picking up passengers at an airport.  Also included in the bill is a provision that would make the license renewal process much easier.  Instead of the licensee having to remember to renew, the probate court will be required to send out renewal notices 90 days before expiration. 

SB308 would reform Georgia’s concealed carry laws so that the concealed carry license would enable the person to carry any handgun or knife, openly or concealed.  SB 308 would also allow Georgia Firearm License holders to carry in more places by repealing the broad and vague “public gathering ban.” 

Please continue to contact Governor Perdue today by phone at (404) 656-1776 or via e-mail by clicking here and respectfully urge him to sign SB291 and SB308.  Also, please e-mail State Senator David Shafer (R-48) at david.shafer@senate.ga.gov and State Senator Mitch Seabaugh (R-28) at mail@mitchseabaugh.com and thank them for all their efforts with these important bills.

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