GA: Second Amendment Protection Act of 2008

GA: Second Amendment Protection Act of 2008

This is a discussion on GA: Second Amendment Protection Act of 2008 within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; It has a name & now a number! HB 915 All of the info should be up here, later in the day: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2007_0...d/hprefile.htm This is ...

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    GA: Second Amendment Protection Act of 2008

    It has a name & now a number!

    HB 915

    All of the info should be up here, later in the day: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2007_0...d/hprefile.htm

    This is going to be the biggest news for gun owners in GA history!


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    did the search and nothing came up. you got the right number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tngunner View Post
    did the search and nothing came up. you got the right number?
    It was pre-filed this morning. It should be online by the end of the day.

    It's a complete reform of GA's gun laws.

    Some of the high points:
    Eliminates ban on carry at "public gatherings" (all of them)
    Eliminates need for license for open carry
    Consolidates off-limits areas to one code section
    Streamlines license issue process
    Provides recourse for applicants when licenses are not issued in a timely manner
    No license required for any mode of car-carry
    "Katrina" clause to prevent gun seizure during emergencies
    "Bloomberg" clause making it a state felony to facilitate straw purchases
    ...and more

    Nearly all of the changes were shamelessly stolen from laws already on the books in other states. Hopefully, this will help fence-sitters (and maybe opponents) see that these changes make sense and have worked for years in other parts of the country.

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    Rep. Tim Bearden of the 68th District is the author of the bill.

    He will be holding a press conference on the steps of the capitol building at 10am January 10, 2008.

    We need thousands of people out there to show support.

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    Sounds like a step in the right direction. We're chearing for you...

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    This is a step in the right direction. Getting rid of the PG clause is a major victory in itself. No matter where you are - if other people are around - then it could be a PG. I personally would like to see the law changed regarding carrying in establishments that serves alcohol. I cannot go get a bite to eat without disarming - unless it is McDonald's or such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyboyLDB View Post
    I personally would like to see the law changed regarding carrying in establishments that serves alcohol.
    That is considered a "public gathering" and would become carry-legal with this bill.

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    I wish you the very best - should you succeed it's possible that GA will be a candidate for recioprocity with MN - of course our reciprocity review process seems to be crushed under a political weight.

    Congrats for all the hard work getting the bill this far - hope it succeeds.

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    I lived in Ga and had a permit there for several yrs.I talked to several police that stated they could consider a public gathering 3 or more people.

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    There really is a Santa Claus!!!!!

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    I'm making phone call to Atlanta!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmtg View Post
    That is considered a "public gathering" and would become carry-legal with this bill.
    If you look at the Georgia code - carrying where alcohol is served is seperate from public gathering. I hope you are correct though and this too will change. I have not been able t view HB 915 as of yet.

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    Thumbs up

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyboyLDB View Post
    If you look at the Georgia code - carrying where alcohol is served is seperate from public gathering. I hope you are correct though and this too will change.
    Not to be argumentative but, OCGA 16-11-127 says, in part:
    (b) For the purpose of this Code section, "public gathering" shall include, but shall not be limited to, athletic or sporting events, churches or church functions, political rallies or functions, publicly owned or operated buildings, or establishments at which alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyboyLDB View Post
    I have not been able t view HB 915 as of yet.
    The bill is finally up!

    Here is the direct link:
    http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2007_08/sum/hb915.htm

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