Endorsements of GCO
The state‚Äôs powerful firearms lobbyist, Georgiacarry.org, a non-profit 501(c) (4) lobby founded in 2007, supports both [SB 308 and HB 615]. Georgiacarry makes the NRA look like a popgun group.
—Maggie Lee, The Beacon, February 2, 2010
GeorgiaCarry.org led the charge during the 2008 session to pass legislation allowing Georgians with carry licenses to take guns on MARTA, into restaurants and state parks. They are battling city of Atlanta officials in court over a ban on guns in non-secure areas of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The next target may be churches and college campuses.
—Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 23, 2008
“GCO has done more the last year than any other gun organizations have done in ten years. They are definitely a group to be reckoned with, and I am proud to be a member.”
Read this press release thanking GCO for the work done in helping pass HB 89.
—Timothy J. Bearden, State Representative, District 68
“GeorgiaCarry.org is a pro-gun group with a dangerous agenda that would appall most Georgians”
—Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal Constitution Op-Ed, August 23, 2007
Georgia Carry is a gun rights organization that is on a mission to do away with conflicting and confusing local gun regulations.
—Sarah Fay Campbell, The Newnan Times Herald, August 24, 2007
GeorgiaCarry.org is a group “that doesn’t have anything better to do than to endanger our kids” in Kennesaw and other cities.
—[Former] Mayor Leonard Church, Kennesaw, Georgia, Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 21, 2007
“This org is the best one out there and very active. It’s a nice feeling to be able to carry while biking, walking in the parks and trails! Thanks to GCO I no longer have to worry about carrying in these places!”
— GCO Member Manny Regateiro, months after Gwinnett County repealed its ban on firearms in county parks