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
Senator William T. Ligon, Jr., Vice-Chairman
Senator Curt Thompson, Secretary
Senator Joshua McKoon, Ex-Officio
Senator Charlie Bethel
Senator John Crosby
Senator Vincent Fort
Senator Hunter Hill
Senator Ronald B. Ramsey, Sr.