HB 915, The Second Amendment Protection Act of 2008

GCO fully supports the Second Amendment Protection Act of 2008, introduced today by Rep. Timothy Bearden, D. 68.  GCO’s top legislative priority for 2008 is the passage of HB 915.

Do you know:

Georgia has more places off limits to carrying a firearm than California. In fact, Georgia has more places off limits to carry than any state in the nation. Shocked, surprised, disgusted? Fed up? Finally ready to do something about it?

If so, mark your calendar to show your support of the 2nd Amendment Protection Act of 2008 (HB 915).  HB 915 rewrites the firearms laws of Georgia.  It is the most comprehensive overhaul of Georgia’s firearms laws, ever.  It removes conflicting, confusing, and overly restrictive laws, like Georgia’s unique “public gathering” law.  It decriminalizes open carry, like the majority of states.  It includes the Car Carry Bill from the 2007 session that GCO supported.  It stops capers like Mayor Bloomberg’s straw purchasers. Did we say it repeals the ambiguous public gathering law?  It requires timely issuance of firearms licenses – no excuses, and it includes the Katrina Bill, barring government confiscation of your firearms during an emergency.

Now it is your turn to stand up and support your rights.

This Bill needs massive public support to overcome the “wild-west, blood in the street” editorials that will surely follow its introduction. The Legislature needs to know that this Bill has broad public support. A crowd of voters turning up in downtown Atlanta mid-week to support this Bill will let them know just that.
January 10, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before the steps of the state capitol building in Atlanta, Georgia is the place and time for YOU to be there for the press conference and rally. Bring family and supportive friends. You can also print out and pass around this flier to let others know of the rally.

If you can’t make the 10th, be prepared to write supportive letters to your legislators and the media. Follow the Bill’s progress. Be prepared to show up at hearings for the Bill.  Don’t sit around thinking you cannot make a difference.

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2 Responses to “HB 915, The Second Amendment Protection Act of 2008”

  1. Snowflakes in Hell » Blog Archive » Improving Georgia’s Carry Laws Says:

    […] As I’ve said before, I generally find myself being the damned yankee that complains about restrictive carry laws in The South, particularly in the onerous number of “off limits” places.  Georgia is looking to remedy that with HB 915: GCO fully supports the Second Amendment Protection Act of 2008, introduced today by Rep. Timothy Bearden, D. 68.  GCO’s top legislative priority for 2008 is the passage of HB 915. […]

  2. Farmer38 Says:

    I just spent last night & this early A.M. emailing my Senators & Representatives, urging them to vote for HB 89.(per NumbersUSA)
    What would be a faster & easir=er way to contact all of them to urge them to vote yes on HB 915??
    thanks & regards,
    jrg – St. Marys, Ga.