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Georgia: Self-Defense Under Attack

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Barring postponement due to inclement weather, tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., the state Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee will hold a hearing on legislation that attacks your inherent right to self-defense.  Senate Bill 280, sponsored by state Senator Vincent Fort (D-39), would repeal an integral portion of Georgia’s self-defense law that allows an individual to defend themselves without a duty to retreat, putting your fundamental right to self-defense in jeopardy.
     
SB 280 is dangerous legislation that stands to empower and benefit violent criminals in their attacks on law-abiding citizens.  Law-abiding citizens should not fear criminal prosecution when they stand their ground and defend themselves without retreating from any place they have a legal right to be.  This type of senseless and politically motivated legislation puts the rights of the criminal before the rights of a potential victim, and must be stopped.

Please contact members of the Senate committee TODAY and urge them to oppose SB 280 as a misguided infringement on your right to self-defense.  Tell them that victims should have the protection of the law, NOT criminals!  This Senate committee members’ contact information is provided below:

Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee:

Senator Jesse Stone, Chairman
(404) 463-1314
jesse.stone@senate.ga.gov


Senator William T. Ligon, Jr., Vice-Chairman
(404) 656-0045
william.ligon@senate.ga.gov


Senator Curt Thompson, Secretary
(404) 463-1318
curt@curtthompson.com

       
Senator Joshua McKoon, Ex-Officio
(404) 463-3931
jrm2016@yahoo.com


Senator Charlie Bethel
(404) 651-7738
charlie.bethel@senate.ga.gov


Senator John Crosby
(404) 463-5258
John.Crosby@senate.ga.gov


Senator Vincent Fort
(404) 656-5091
vincent.fort@senate.ga.gov


Senator Hunter Hill
(404) 463-2518
Hunter.Hill@senate.ga.gov


Senator Ronald B. Ramsey, Sr.
(404) 463-2598
ronald.ramsey@senate.ga.gov

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