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HB859 – Campus Carry Bill on Senate Floor – March 11, 2016

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

We have been informed that the Senate will hold a floor vote on HB859, The Campus Carry Act tomorrow.

Please contact your Senator and ask him/her to support HB859 with NO ADDED amendments….

If you are not aware of your Senator’s contact information, go to this link and put in your address.  You state legislators will appear with their contact information.  As always, please be polite when contacting your elected officials as they are only doing the jobs you elected them to do.

Thanks to all members who have worked so hard to get this far.

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HB859 in Senate Judiciary Committee

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

HB859  was read and assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The bill will probably be heard week of 2/29/16.  Please keep watch for further information on how you can help pass HB859 out of the committee.

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HB859 Set for House Floor Vote – 02/22/16

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

On February 19, 2016, HB859 was assigned to the House Floor Calendar for a Monday February 22, vote.

We need all members and their friends to contact their State Representatives this weekend and ask them to vote for HB859.  As always, please be respectful in all your correspondence with our elected officials.

If you are unsure of your elected officials, click here and input your address.  Your state Representative and Senator information will appear.

If HB859 passes the House, it will then be sent to the Senate to begin the process again.  The bill will be read to the Senate, assigned to a Committee, heard in that committee and if agreed to, will go to the Senate Rules Committee and hopefully be assigned to the Senate Calendar for a floor vote in the Senate.  We will notify you which committee it is assigned to and ask that you contact that committee’s members.  We have no timeframe as to when the bill will be assigned to a committee at this time.

This morning, our other bill was dropped into the House Hopper.  It is HB1060, which is outlined in our Current Bills section and can be read in its entirety at the link above.

We need tocontact both our Representatives and Senators.  Our Representatives now on HB859 and HB1060 and hopefully our Senators after Monday’s vote on the House Floor of HB859. 

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GCO Asks City of Haralson to Remove its Gun Ban Signs

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

GeorgiaCarry.Org has asked the City of Haralson, Georgia, to remove its “No Guns” signs after a city official informed a GeorgiaCarry.Org member that she would be arrested if she continued carrying a gun in the City of Haralson Park. The reason given was the presence of “children in the park.”

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s letter can be viewed here.

In response to the letter, the City Attorney has advised the City of Haralson that nobody should be arrested in response to the signage in the park. He is also looking into removal of the signs. We will provide you an update when it is available.

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Corps Seeks to Avoid Discovery

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has filed a motion for an order “protecting” it from discovery obligations in GCO’s case against the Corps for banning loaded guns on Corps property. If granted, the order would prohibit GCO from using interrogatories or taking depositions of Corps employees. The Corps’ brief, and GCO’s response, can be found here.

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Supreme Court Transfers WONG Case to Court of Appeals

Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Supreme Court of Georgia has transferred GCO’s challenge of the ban of firearms at the Wings Over North Georgia airshow to the Court of Appeals. The order doing so may be viewed here.

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GCO Files Brief in Air Show Appeal

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

GCO has filed its opening brief in its appeal of its case against Floyd County, challenging the firearms ban at the Wings Over North Georgia airshow. The brief may be read here.

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GCO Files Amicus Brief in 9th Circuit Corps Case

Monday, July 13th, 2015

GCO has filed a brief as an “amicus curiae” (friend of the court) in the 9th Circuit case of Nesbitt v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In the case, the U.S. District Court in Idaho ruled that the Corps’ ban on carrying loaded firearms on Corps property violates the Second Amendment, and the Corps appealed. Briefs in the case may be found here.

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Roswell Drops Police Department Searches

Friday, June 12th, 2015

In the face of GCO’s pending motion for an interlocutory injunction, the City of Roswell has agreed to stop searching visitors to the police department. The metal detector has been removed from the lobby. In addition, Roswell has agreed to reimburse GCO for its costs of bringing a lawsuit to force this resolution, and to pay for GCO’s attorney’s fees.

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11th Circuit Affirms Denial of Injunction in Corps Case

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has affirmed the denial of a preliminary injunction in GCO’s case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The opinion may be read here.

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