Begin Lobbying Now!

This session of the General Assembly has started and hearings on legislation will begin in a couple of weeks or less.  In an effort to let our legislators know what we expect of them this year, we need to begin work now in contacting the members who can help us and get the ball rolling.  It is time to start lobbying NOW!

This is an election year and the majority party, although acutely aware that their offices will be on the line in November of this year, need to be reminded that you, I and other Second Amendment supporters put them in office and they need our support to continue to remain in office.  As always, please remember to be courteous in our contact with them in discussions whether it is face to face or by written word.

As you are aware, we introduced SB 224 last year and we want it to pass this year. SB 224:

  • Would change the definition of a Courthouse to the portion of the building occupied by the superior court and containing rooms in which superior court proceedings are held.
  • Strike churches from the off-limits location
  • Remove misdemeanor​- controlled substance convictions as a disqualifier for a GWL
  • Change the definition of a firearm to exclude antique firearms
  • Allow carry of knives in non-sterile areas of the airport with a GWL
  • Force the sale of confiscated firearms by law enforcement
  • Repeal Code Section 38-2-301
  • Protect private property owners from being sued for allowing firearms in their businesses
Begin Contacting the Lt. Governor, Chairman Jesse Stone and your Senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee:
​We need your help to ensure passage of SB 224. We need you to start contacting Jesse Stone, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and request a hearing for SB 224.  We also need you to start contacting Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and request the same thing.  Their contact information is below:
Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan
240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA  30334
Phone: 404656-5030
You can email the Lt. Governor but going to this page and filling in the form.  It is easier to call and will get more notice.
Senator Jesse Stone
Capitol Office
325-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334
Office: (404) 463-1314
Fax: (404) 463-1381
District Office
827 N. Liberty Street
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Office: (706) 554-5223
Fax: (478) 237-9211
Also, if your senator is a member of the Judiciary Committee listed below, please contact him as well and request their support in obtaining a hearing for SB 224!
Senate Judiciary Committee
Cowsert, BillVice Chairman
Capitol Office
121- F State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Office: (404) 463-1366
Fax: (404) 657-9887
Secretary
Capitol Office
109 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Office: (404) 656-0089
Member
Capitol Office
110-C State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Office: (404) 656-3943
Fax: (404) 463-2279
Capitol Office
421-D State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Office: (404) 656-0045
Fax: (404) 651-6768
Capitol Office
121-H State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Office: (404) 463-1383
Capitol Office
109 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Office: (404) 656-7454
We need you to start today and continue to call daily until we get a hearing scheduled.  ​
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