Earlier this week, House Bill 1060, the NRA-supported omnibus, reform bill, passed the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
Sponsored by state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11), HB 1060 makes several important changes to Georgia gun laws, including:
- Providing licensees of states with reciprocal agreements with Georgia a 90 day grace period to obtain a GWL while continuing to carry legally using their previous states’ license
- Shortening the length of time for a law enforcement agency to provide a background report of an applicant for a GWL from 30 to 10 days
- Prohibiting a probate judge from suspending, extending, delaying, or avoiding the process of the GWL application
- Protecting any firearms instructor who lawfully instructs, educates, or trains a person in the safe, proper, or technical use of a firearm from civil liability for any injuries caused by the failure of such person to use such firearm properly or lawfully