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House Bill 89 passes!

callktulucallktulu Member Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭

Gov. Perdue Signs HB 89
May 14th, 2008

At approximately 3 p.m. on May 14, 2008, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed HB 89 into law. The bill, sponsored and advocated by GCO, is the most important pro-gun legislation in the history of Georgia. When the bill takes effect on July 1, 2008, it no longer will be a separate crime, for people with firearms licenses to carry a firearm into a restaurant that serves alcohol, on public transportation, or in state parks. The bill also relaxes car carry restrictions for people eligible for firearms licenses and tightens the time frames for issuance of firearms licenses by probate judges.

The author of the bill, Rep. Tim Bearden worked tirelessly to see it passed, and GCO thanks him for his unwavering support. Sen. John Douglas championed the bill in the senate. Both legislators recently received GCO's Legislator of the Year and Senator of the Year awards, respectively. GCO congratulates the leadership and members of both the senate and the house for shepherding this important legislation, and the governor for signing it into law.
GCO also wishes to thank its many members who attended public hearings (that Maureen Downey of the AJC claims never occurred) and media events, and who contacted their legislators and the governor in support of the bill. Without the support of GCO members, this "dangerous bill" that makes Georgia "become less safe" (according to Ms. Downey) never would have been possible.



  • callktulucallktulu Member Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    OK, well, I was happy about it.[xx(]
  • Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 23,123 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    My guess at the lack of response is the incrementalism of the bill and the fact that it further entrenches the 'Privilege to keep and bear arms' mentality as compared to the Right to keep and bear arms. Regardless of the end result of these types of bills, all additional verbiage enshrining government's legalized control of firearms only makes for more law to be undone.
    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
  • callktulucallktulu Member Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I understand that. But I think it's better than the alternative. I'm of course a proponent of the 2nd amendment, but I also am a realist, and I know nothing is done in a vacuum. By that I mean everything has consequences and results, and sometimes you have to give to get. Compromise. I dunno, I'm babbling.
  • RogueStatesmanRogueStatesman Member Posts: 5,760
    edited November -1
    PRAISE be unto GOD and ... Pass the Ammunition!!
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