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Posted: 2/6/2002 4:17:40 AM EDT
Concealed Carry Bill Needs Your Help Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151 Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 http://www.gunowners.org February 5, 2002 Dear Georgia gun rights supporter, H.B. 304, a pro-gun bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Franklin (R--Marietta), passed its initial subcommittee and now advances to the House Rules Committee. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Rules Committee is a notorious "killing field" and is the logical spot for anti-gunners to kill the bill for the year. Only massive pressure from the grassroots on the members of the Rules Committee can advance the bill to the full House at this point. H.B. 304 is a great bill that would eliminate almost all of the No Safety Zones from the state's concealed carry law. Under current law, decent, law-abiding concealed carry permit holders are forced to disarm themselves many different times while going about their normal business. These No Safety Zones where carrying a gun for self-defense is forbidden include: all athletic or sporting events, all churches and church functions, all publicly owned or operated buildings, all establishments selling alcohol for on-premises consumption, and more. Thus, thousands of Georgians are completely defenseless when they take their families out for pizza. Rep. Franklin's H.B. 304 would simply remove almost all of those prohibitions on safety, with the sole exceptions of courthouses and actual bars where more than 50% of sales come from alcohol. Of course, GOA would prefer no restrictions on self-defense at all-- no permit required, period-- but this is an excellent and huge step in the right direction. ACTION: If your Representative is on the House Rules Committee, please contact him or her immediately and politely insist that H.B. 304 be passed to the full House. A committee roster and a pre-written letter appear below for your convenience. Also, please make certain to identify yourself as a constituent. You can identify your Representative by going to http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm and entering your zipcode in the Elected Officials section, then clicking the State link when the results are generated. You can also call the Georgia House of Representatives at 404-656-5082 or toll-free at 800-282-5800. MORE IN NEXT MESSAGE
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 4:18:25 AM EDT
CONTINUATION OF ABOVE MESSAGE ----- Pre-written message ----- Dear Representative, As a member of the House Rules Committee, you are instrumental in determining which bills advance to the floor. I am asking that you do everything in your power to support H.B. 304 which is Rep. Franklin's bill to eliminate No Safety Zones for concealed carry permit holders. H.B. 304 would simply restore the right of self-defense to honest, law-abiding concealed carry permit holders-- by removing the No Safety Zones that allow criminals to commit their offenses against citizens left completely defenseless under current law. Sincerely, ----- Georgia House of Representatives Rules Committee Roster ----- Dst Pty Name PH (404) E-Mail 136 D Smyre 656-5024 NONE 137 D Skipper 656-5024 jskipper@americus.americus.net 050 D Stanley-Turner 656-5024 NONE 123 D Birdsong 656-7149 NONE 135 D Buck 656-5103 NONE 041 R Burkhalter 656-0213 NONE 070 D Watson 656-0220 NONE 042 R Campbell 656-0152 tcampbel@atl.mindspring.com 013 D Childers 656-5141 NONE 115 D Connell 656-5072 NONE 060 R Davis 656-0109 NONE 076 R Dix 656-0126 NONE 036 R Ehrhart 656-5058 EAEH@FacilityGroup.com 157 D Holland 657-8443 NONE 053 D Holmes 656-5115 NONE 156 D Hudson 656-5115 NONE 152 R Mueller 656-0109 NONE 122 D Parham 656-5132 NONE 144 D Parrish 656-5096 NONE 175 D Smith 651-7737 NONE 016 R Stancil 656-0265 NONE 061 D Teper 656-7855 repteper@mindspring.com 141 D Walker 656-5024 NONE 104 R Westmoreland 656-5058 NONE **************************** Please do not reply directly to this message, as your reply will bounce back as undeliverable. To subscribe to free, low-volume GOA alerts, go to http://www.gunowners.org/ean.htm on the web. Change of e-mail address may also be made at that location. To unsubscribe send a message to gunowners_list@capwiz.mailmanager.net with the word unsubscribe in the subject line. Problems, questions or comments? The main GOA e-mail address goamail@gunowners.org is at your disposal. Please do not add that address to distribution lists sending more than ten messages per week or lists associated with issues other than gun rights.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 4:20:44 AM EDT
Will do today. This is good information. [IMG]http://www.theunholytrinity.org/cracks_smileys/contrib/aahmed/smile.gif[/IMG]
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 4:26:02 AM EDT
Thanks for the info. Great to know about it. I printed the list out. Gizzmo
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