Please Contact Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Today and Urge Them to Support SB 350!
This Monday, February 6, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear NRA-backed Senate Bill 350. This hearing will take place at 1:00 p.m. or after Senate adjournment in Room 450 of the State Capitol.
SB 350 would mandate municipal, county and state police authorities return all seized firearms, not currently being held as evidence in a criminal investigation, to the lawful owner if able. If the lawful owner is not found or unable to take possession of the firearm, SB 350 would require these agencies to sell these firearms at a public auction to a licensed firearms dealer. Current Georgia law allows for seized guns to be immediately destroyed.
SB 350 would also prevent the wasteful and expensive practice of destroying firearms that could be re-circulated through licensed dealers to the retail market. Localities would be enabled with the ability to reap the benefits of the sale proceeds and consumers would have access to affordable firearms through licensed dealers, with all of the usual safeguards that apply to dealer sales to the public.
We expect active opposition to SB 350 by some local law enforcement agencies and we need your help today! Please call AND e-mail members of the state Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to SUPPORT SB 350. Contact information can be found below.
Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Bill Hamrick (R-30), Chairman
Senator Bill Cowsert (R-46), Vice-Chairman
Senator John Crosby (R-13), Secretary
Senator Charlie Bethel (R-54)
Senator Jason Carter (D-42)
Senator Vincent Fort (D-39)
Senator William T. Ligon, Jr. (R-3)
Senator Jesse Stone (R-23)