2019- HB 58 Prohibit persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of family violence from

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  1. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 58
    Crimes and offenses; prohibit persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of family violence from receiving, possessing, or transporting firearms

    http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20192020/HB/58

    Sponsored By
    (1) Burnough, Rhonda 77th(2) Boddie, William 62nd(3) Schofield, Kim 60th
    (4) Clark, Jasmine 108th(5) Holland, Betsy 54th(6) Wilson, Matthew 80th
    Committees
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    First Reader Summary
    A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes and offenses, so as to prohibit persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of family violence from receiving, possessing, or transporting firearms; to provide for notifications upon convictions; to provide for a definition; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
    Status History
    Jan/28/2019 - House Hopper
     
  2. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    I thought that a domestic abuse conviction already prohibited one from firearms. What does this add to that?
     

  3. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    It appears to expand the definition of "domestic abuse" as far as who qualifies.

    Nemo
     
  4. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    correct. Unlike the current federal law, the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of '68, this new Georgia bill would apply to ANY PERSONS who had once lived at the same address as the "victim." So that means brothers who had scuffle at school and who had the cops called on them when they were teenagers. It would apply to former roommates. What about people who live in communal housing--dorm rooms, a fire station with sleeping quarters, barracks in the military?

    And the new Georgia law would apply to threats (not acts, or attempts, but mere threats) to commit any sort of "physical force." Not violence, even. Not serious harm. Just physical force. Like, for example:
    "If you don't your ass off my new zero turn radius tractor, little brother, I'll drag you off by your shirt collar."
    That's physical FORCE.

    Bad law. Way overbroad. No discretion, no common sense.

    Besides, as a matter of principle I don't think ANYBODY should lose any of their rights over a MISDEMEANOR. Not without an individualized assessment of that person and a conclusion that they are, today, a danger to themselves or others, and their prior misdemeanor crime can be one factor that goes toward proving that.
     
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  5. atlsrt44

    atlsrt44 Well-Known Member

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    Again trying to make us all disqualified
     
  6. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

    What better way to increase control over the dirt people? What better way to remove guns from the hands of the dirt people?

    Ayn Rand strikes again.