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Georgia: NRA-Backed Bill Assigned to House Committee

Thursday, March 7, 2013

NRA-backed Senate Bill 101, that recently passed in the Georgia Senate by an overwhelming 41-10 vote, has been assigned to the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

While a hearing has not been scheduled for SB 101, please contact members of this Committee and respectfully urge them to support this very important pro-gun reform.  Their contact information is provided below.

SB 101 would make the following pro-gun improvements in Georgia:

  • Enhances the current reciprocity for out-of-state concealed carry permit holders traveling through Georgia and sets legal precedent for other states to follow suit.
  • Prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of Weapons Carry License holders.
  • Protects the confidentiality of Weapons Carry License holders.  Recently, there have been several instances of anti-gun media outlets publishing the names and addresses of Weapons Carry License holders which jeopardizes the safety and violates the privacy of law-abiding citizens.  SB 101 would ensure this would never happen in Georgia.
  • Lowers the age from 21 to 18 for activity duty military, with specific training, to obtain a Weapons Carry License to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense.
  • Repeals the unnecessary and duplicative state-required license for a firearms dealer, ensuring that gun dealers are only required to have a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
  • Preempts a ban on firearms in public housing, as the necessity of self-defense is paramount regardless of where one calls home.

Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee: 

Alan Powell, Chairman

Darlene Taylor, Vice Chairman

Alex Attwood

Kevin Cooke

Gloria Frazier

Mike Glanton

Gerald Greene

Dustin Hightower

Bill Hitchens

Scott Holcomb

Mack Jackson

Eddie Lumsden

Jay Neal

Willie Talton

Keisha Waites

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