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Georgia: Today’s Hearing on Senate Bill 280 Postponed

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Due to inclement weather, today’s Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee hearing on Senate Bill 280 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date.  In the meantime, please continue contacting members of this Senate committee and urge them to OPPOSE SB 280 as a misguided infringement on your right to self-defense when it comes before them.  Tell them that victims should have the protection of the law, NOT criminals!

SB 280, sponsored by anti-gun 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.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated as details about the rescheduled Senate committee hearing become known.  Contact information for members of the Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee is provided below.

Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee:

Senator Jesse Stone (R-23), Chairman
(404) 463-1314

Senator William T. Ligon, Jr. (R-3), Vice-Chairman
(404) 656-0045

Senator Curt Thompson (D-5), Secretary
(404) 463-1318

Senator Joshua McKoon (R-29), Ex-Officio
(404) 463-3931

Senator Charlie Bethel (R-54)
(404) 651-7738

Senator John Crosby (R-13)
(404) 463-5258

Senator Vincent Fort (D-39)
(404) 656-5091

Senator Hunter Hill (R-6)
(404) 463-2518

Senator Ronald B. Ramsey, Sr. (D-43)
(404) 463-2598

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.