Last night, the General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2022 session. Prior to the start of session, Governor Brian Kemp already announced his support for constitutional carry. The General Assembly then came through by passing constitutional carry on April 1st. Once Gov. Kemp signs it into law, Georgia will become the 25th constitutional carry state, meaning half of the 50 states will recognize the right of a law-abiding adult who is legally allowed to carry a concealed firearm, to do so without first having to obtain government permission.
In addition, the General Assembly also passed House Bill 218, to grant 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.
NRA thanks Representative Mandi Ballinger, Senator Jason Anavitarte, Senator Jeff Mullis, Speaker David Ralston, Representatives Alan Powell, Rick Jasperse, and J. Collins, Senate President Pro Tempore Butch Miller, Senator Brian Strickland, all the cosponsors in each chamber, and GA2A for their hard work making these victories possible.
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