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Georgia: Carry Permit Reciprocity Heads to House Floor

Monday, February 24, 2020

Georgia: Carry Permit Reciprocity Heads to House Floor

Today, the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee approved House Bill 787, and it now heads to the House floor for further consideration. It is a critical bill to expand the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families both within Georgia and in other states. Please contact your state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 787.

House Bill 787, sponsored by Representative Mandi Ballinger (R-23), grants universal recognition to concealed carry permits held by non-Georgia residents issued by any other state. It also directs the Georgia Attorney General to enter into formal reciprocity agreements with any state that requires a formal agreement to recognize a Georgia Weapons Carry License. This reform recognizes that Georgia residents traveling to other states and visitors to Georgia should not be left defenseless simply by crossing a state line.

Again, please contact your state representative and urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 787.

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