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
Senator William T. Ligon, Jr. (R-3), Vice-Chairman
Senator Curt Thompson (D-5), Secretary
Senator Joshua McKoon (R-29), Ex-Officio
Senator Charlie Bethel (R-54)
Senator John Crosby (R-13)
Senator Vincent Fort (D-39)
Senator Hunter Hill (R-6)
Senator Ronald B. Ramsey, Sr. (D-43)