HB 89 will prevent the arrest and prosecution of law abiding motorists who are eligible for a firearms license and choose to conceal or partially conceal their firearm while riding in an automobile. HB 89 is now in the Senate Rules Committee, which determines what bills are allowed to go to the Senate Floor for a vote and when that vote will be.
The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police calls HB 89 a dangerous piece of legislation, which means that they think you are “dangerous.” They are asking their members to contact their State Senators and urge them to oppose HB 89. In other words, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police wants the power to arrest you for partially concealing a handgun in your vehicle while you are waiting for six months or more on the probate court to issue your firearms license.
Anti-liberty forces are still active in opposing this bill, so please politely urge your Senator to vote in favor of the bill.
Looking for something fun to do this spring? GCO is organizing a “meet and greet” at the General Assembly in the near future to meet with Senators regarding passage of HB 89.