On Monday, January 12, the 2015 legislative session began. While the 2014 legislative session in Georgia saw historic gains for law-abiding gun owners with the passage of House Bill 60, the 2015 legislative session has unfortunately begun with a direct assault on your Second Amendment rights by state Senator Vincent Fort (D-39).
Senate Bill 49, introduced by Senator Fort (D-39), would undermine current Georgia law when it comes to protecting your own life or the lives of your family by repealing the statute relating to no duty to retreat prior to the use of force in self-defense. SB 49 weakens your ability for self-defense by taking away your right to stand your ground when facing an attack. Your NRA strongly opposes SB 49 because of these unnecessary changes to current Georgia self-defense laws.
Senate Bill 49 has not yet been assigned to a committee. Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on this bill and others as the 2015 legislative session progresses.