Category Archives: gun control

Georgia Senate Hears “Campus Carry” Gun Bill

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(APN) ATLANTA — HB 859, Campus Carry, sponsored by State Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), passed the House on February 23, 2016, and had its first Senate Judiciary hearing on Wednesday March 02.   HB 859 is yet another model legislative bill pushed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), along with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and local gun groups […]

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Several House Democrats Seek Assault Weapons Ban in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Assault Weapons Ban Bill, HB 731, has been introduced in the State House, and is co-sponsored by State Reps. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur), Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), Rep. Carolyn Hugley (D-Columbus), Rep. Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta), Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia), and Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-Lithonia).   The bill prohibits the sale, distribution, transport possession, and […]

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Decatur Church Hosts Panel on Gun Reform

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(APN) DECATUR — On Saturday, August 29, 3015, Gunsense Georgia hosted a panel discussion at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Decatur, attended by dozens of organizations concerned about gun violence and the ultra-permissive gun laws in Georgia.   The panelists included students, Georgia legislators, victims of gun violence, University professors, a constitutional law expert, and others.   A Georgia poll on […]

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Georgia House Passes Expansive Gun Law

  (APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, the Georgia House of Representatives passed HB 875, the Safe Carry Protection Act, a Second Amendment advocates’ dream bill that has been pushed by a somewhat shadowy group, Georgia Carry.   The bill passed 119 to 56.  It has already crossed over to the Georgia Senate, where it has been referred […]

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Georgia House Committee Approves Gun Advocates’ Dream Bill

(APN) ATLANTA — After two days of hearings, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives voted 8 to 4 in favor of HB 875.         The bill, if enacted, would allow people with gun permits to carry weapons in bars, churches, schools, and some government buildings.  Next it will go to […]

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