GA passes major pro-gun bill
Story here. It allows CCW permittees to carry in mass transit, parks, establishments whose primary income is food (i.e, restaurants rather than bars). It also broadens carrying in vehicles for non-CCW holders, shortens the time for permit issuance, sets up Mayor Bloomberg if he again tries straw man entrapment, and does a lot more. CHeck out the post for details.
To contact the governor and urge him to sign, go here.
A win for my state!
Posted by: Justin Martin at April 11, 2008 03:02 PM
Not until the fat boy signs.
Posted by: 30yearProf at April 11, 2008 05:00 PM
I just got back from Atlanta (and Stone Mountain!) two days ago. I didn't carry because GA laws are so messed up (well, that and my holster broke. Mexican carrying a Glock is just asking for a testiculectomy).
Did they remove that stupid, fuzzy law about public gatherings? There's no way to tell what a gathering could entail.
Posted by: Robb Allen at April 11, 2008 05:34 PM
Bests Florida, but we did OK as well.
Posted by: bill-tb at April 11, 2008 06:24 PM
Public gathering is not gone but narrowed. Maybe one day we'll get that horrible vestige of racism out of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. This bill is huge progress.
Posted by: C. A. George at April 11, 2008 06:35 PM
As a FL-licensed carrier (reciprocity with GA), and one who visits GA occasionally, I took the opportunity to write the Governor on this matter.
Posted by: Carl in Chicago at April 12, 2008 09:11 AM
Hurrah! Governor Purdue signed HB 89 into law today. It will go into effect July 1, 2008. Thank you for your help in getting the word out on this important legislation.
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Posted by: Scott at May 14, 2008 03:42 PM