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Georgia: Macon City Council Wants to Ban Your Guns

Monday, September 12, 2011

A blatant act of disregard for Georgia’s Constitution and its statewide firearms preemption law is underway, driven by Macon City Councilman Virgil Watkins.

The Macon City Council Public Safety Committee is scheduled to meet this Thursday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m. to discuss a city-wide gun ban, based on language from a Cook County, Illinois proposed gun ban.  The proposed ordinance would ban the future sale and ownership of all semi-automatic firearms outlined in the ordinance and would require current owners to either render their classified guns inoperable or surrender them to law enforcement officers within ninety days.

You can view a draft of the proposed ordinance here.

This overreaching effort to illegally enact local gun ordinances is an infringement of your Second Amendment rights.  We urge you to attend this meeting and tell the City Council members that you OPPOSE the banning of lawfully owned and purchased firearms.  This meeting will be held in the City Council Conference Room at Macon City Hall located at 700 Poplar Street in Macon.

If you are unable to attend, have your voice be heard by calling AND e-mailing the Council members before 4 p.m. this Thursday.  City Council members can be contacted by calling (478) 751-7260.  E-mails can be sent to each member by using the e-mail addresses below.

James E. Timley, President
James.timley@macon.ga.us

Larry Schlesinger, President Pro Tem
Larry.schlesinger@macon.ga.us

Rick Hutto, Ward 1
Rick.hutto@macon.ga.us

Lonnie Miley, Ward 1
Lonnie.miley@macon.ga.us

Elaine Lucas, Ward 1
Elaine.lucas@macon.ga.us

J. Michael Cranford, Ward 2
Mike.cranford@macon.ga.us

Ed DeFore, Ward 2
Ed.defore@macon.ga.us

Henry C. Ficklin, Ward 3
Henry.ficklin@macon.ga.us

Tom Ellington, Ward 3
Tom.ellington@macon.ga.us

Charles Jones, Ward 4
Charles.jones@macon.ga.us

Virgil Watkins Jr., Ward 4
Virgil.watkins@macon.ga.us

Lauren Benedict, Ward 5
Lauren.benedict@macon.ga.us

Nancy White, Ward 5
Nancy.white@macon.ga.us

Jamie Kaplan, Ward 5
Jamie.kaplan@macon.ga.us

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