On June 26th, the Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2020 legislative session. Early in the session, critical self-defense legislation was making progress through the legislature. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis stalled those efforts for this year.
House Bill 787, sponsored by Representative Mandi Ballinger (R-23), would have granted universal recognition to concealed carry permits held by non-Georgia residents issued by any other state. It also would have directed 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. Georgia residents traveling to other states and visitors to Georgia should not be left defenseless simply by crossing a state line.
Your NRA will be back at the Capitol for the 2021 session. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on Second Amendment issues in Georgia.