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Georgia General Assembly Adjourns Without Passing Emergency Powers Legislation

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yesterday, the Georgia General Assembly adjourned.  Unfortunately, Senate Bill 26, emergency powers legislation, is dead for this legislative session. 

Sponsored by state Senator David Shafer (R-48), SB 26 would have protected our Second Amendment rights by prohibiting any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful sale, possession, transfer, transport and carry of firearms during a state of emergency, such as occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 

Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators in support of SB 26.

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