GCO Continues to get International, National and Local Attention from the Media!

If anyone is keeping score, we continue to get local, national and international news concerning our efforts to get HB60 passed.  So far, we have had articles printed about us in the Guardian (UK), The Independent (UK), Frankfurter Allgeeine Zeitung (German print only), NY Times, LA Times, Chattanooga Free Press, USA Today, Georgia Public Broadcast, AJC, and the CBC (Canada) to name most of them.  We have been contacted by a video crew from the Guardian (UK) that is planning on coming down and filming portions of the 6th Annual Convention in August.  John Monroe, GCO Life Member and Vice President has also appeared on a Canadian TV program to discuss HB60.

For those who might be getting concerned about Governor Deal signing HB60, here is some history covering GCO’s gun bills that have been passed and signed into law in the past.  Hopefully this will ease some apprehension about whether or not he will sign it.

In 2008, HB89, the “Business Security and Employee Privacy Act” was authored by our friend, Representative Tim Bearden. The House and Senate adopted the Conference Committee Report on April 4.  It was sent to Governor Sonny Perdue on April 14 and signed on May 14, some 30 days later.

In 2010, SB308, the “Common Sense Lawful Carry Act” was authored by our friend, Senator Mitch Seabaugh.  The House and Senate adopted the Conference Committee Report on April 29.  It was sent to Governor Sonny Perdue on May 13 and signed on Jun 4, some 22 days later.

This year, HB60 the “Safe Carry Protection Act” was authored by our friend, Representative Rick Jasperse.  The House agreed to the Senate substitute on March 20.  The bill was sent to Governor Nathan Deal on March 26.  That being the case, the governor has until May 5, to sign, veto or allow it to pass without his signature.  As of this time, it has also been in his office or on his desk for 16 days.

So, please don’t get too caught up in the delay with Governor Deal signing the bill. There is still plenty of time without having to worry.

But, we must continue contacting Governor Deal until he takes action on HB60.

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