Yesterday, Senate Bill 101, sponsored by state Senator Frank Ginn (R-47), was passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee.
SB 101 contains three strong pro-gun measures that will greatly benefit gun rights supporters in Georgia. SB 101 would do the following:
- Remove the costly and unnecessary duplicative state required license for a firearms dealer, ensuring that firearms dealers are only required to have a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
- Enhances the current reciprocity for out-of-state concealed carry permit holders traveling through the great state of Georgia and sets legal precedent for other states to follow suit.
- Preempts the ban on firearms in public housing, as the necessity of self-defense is paramount regardless of where you call home.
SB 101 has moved to the state Senate Rules Committee where action is expected on either Tuesday, March 5 or Wednesday, March 6.
Please call and e-mail members of the Senate Rules Committee and respectfully urge them to support SB 101. Contact information for Senate Rules Committee members is provided below:
Senate Rules Committee Members:
Senator Jeff Mullis (R-53), Chairman
Senator Ross Tolleson (R-20), Vice-Chairman
Senator Bill Jackson (R-24), Secretary
Senator Ronnie Chance (R-16)
Senator Steve Gooch (R-51)
Senator Judson Hill (R-32)
Senator Butch Miller (R-49)
Senator David Shafer (R-48)
Senator Cecil Staton (R-18)
Senator Gloria Butler (D-55)
Senator Steve Henson (D-41)
Senator Jack Hill (R-4)
Senator Fran Milar (R-40)
Senator Jack Miller (R-27)
Senator Horacena Tate (D-38)
Senator Renee Unterman