(Atlanta, Monday, March 7) -- Pro-gun Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) is planning to bring his SB 175 Ga. Brady Check revision to the floor of the State Senate this week, most likely Fri. Mar. 11. "The exact timing will be up to the Rules Committee," Sen. Mullis said. "At this time of the year, there's a big press to get everything through before the crossover deadline." SB 175 is a first step towards getting rid of unnecessary gun control in Georgia. And it permanently repeals the $5 tax gun buyers pay on every gun bought under the present system. the anti-gunners are going to fight SB 175 tooth and nail. They're scheming to derail the bill by loading it up with gun control amendments. WARNING: the new Senate is loaded with country-club Republicans and party-switchers who are totally clueless about your right to keep and bear arms. Because this is the first gun-related action in a new Senate packed with inexperienced legislators, it's vital that you contact your state senator IMMEDIATELY and say NO to any gun control amendments on SB 175. The GFODL would also like you to request that section 1 if the GFODL bill be added as an amendment. It can be found at http://www.gfodl.org/action.php Just copy and paste it onto your fax or email and ask for it to be amended to HB 175. The coming showdown will set the tone on gun control in the Senate for the rest of the term. This includes next years session as well. Gun owners got a preview of what the anti-gunners are scheming, two weeks ago when SB 175 came before the Senate Public Safety Committee. Anti-gun agitator Sen. Gloria Butler (D-Stone Mountain) pushed 3 amendments: --spend more taxpayer dollars to track statewide Brady Check statistics so the anti-gunners can twist the data into gun control propaganda for the Atlanta newspapers to blare out; --keep the Ga. Brady Check and tax in place, while exempting rifles and shotguns. In other words, demonize pistols which many people keep for self-defense; --keep the Ga. Brady Check and tax in place until some new computer database of court records is complete, which they admit could take years. In other words, delay the repeal indefinitely. Fortunately, Ms. Butler's amendments were shot down by a close vote of 3-4. Even worse are the amendments they talked about, but are holding until the bill gets to the Senate floor where the rest of the anti-gun politicians and compromisers can pile on: --keep the Ga. Brady Check and tax in place, but hike the tax to $12 on every gun bought under the system; --ban gun shows with 1000 yards of every schoolyard, playground, and childcare center in the state. In other words, if some anti-gunners open a daycare center near one of the few remaining locations for gun shows, that gun show gets shut down. With the anti-gunners working overtime against your interests, it's crucial you contact your state senator right away and urge him or her to vote NO on all amendments to SB 175 so it can pass safely. ACTION: Send a message to your State Senator. 01 Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) 656-5109 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-9727 02 Regina Thomas (D-Savannah) 463-7784 email@example.com 656-6579 03 Jeff Chapman (R-Brunswick) 656-0045 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-7785 04 Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) 656-5038 email@example.com 657-7094 05 Curt Thompson (D-Norcross) 463-1318 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-1388 06 Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna) 463-2518 email@example.com 656-6484 07 Greg Goggans (R-Douglas) 463-5263 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-0459 08 Tim Golden (D-Valdosta) 656-7580 email@example.com 463-4226 09 Don Balfour (R-Snellville) 656-0095 firstname.lastname@example.org 656-6581 10 Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur) 656-0502 email@example.com 657-3217 11 John Bulloch (R-Ochlocknee) 656-0040 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-2279 12 Michael Meyer von Bremen (D-Albany) 656-0037 email@example.com 657-9887 13 Joseph Carter (R-Tifton) 463-1363 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-1381 14 George Hooks (D-Americus) 656-0065 email@example.com 657-9728 15 Ed Harbison (D-Columbus) 656-0074 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-9728 16 Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) 656-0071 email@example.com 463-1385 17 John Douglas (R-Covington) 656-0503 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-3217 18 Cecil Staton (R-Macon) 656-5039 email@example.com 463-1386 19 Tommie Williams (R-Lyons) 656-0089 firstname.lastname@example.org 651-6768 20 Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) 656-0081 email@example.com 463-2279 21 Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) 463-1378 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-1385 22 Charles Walker (D-Augusta) 463-1374 email@example.com 463-1387 23 J. B. Powell (D-Blythe) 463-1314 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-1386 24 Jim Whitehead (R-Evans) 656-5114 email@example.com 657-0797 25 Johnny Grant (R-Milledgeville) 656-0082 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-3248 26 Robert Brown (D-Macon) 656-5035 email@example.com 463-2071 27 Bill Stephens (R-Canton) 656-0048 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-5220 28 Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) 656-6446 email@example.com 651-6768 29 Seth Harp (R-Midland) 463-3931 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-2279 30 Bill Hamrick (R-Carrollton) 656-0036 email@example.com 651-6767 31 Bill Heath (R-Bremen) 463-1361 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-1381 32 Judson Hill (R-Marietta) 656-0150 email@example.com 463-7785 33 Steve Thompson (D-Marietta) 656-0083 firstname.lastname@example.org 651-6767 34 Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) 656-5095 email@example.com 463-2535 35 Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) 463-1379 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-1387 36 Sam Zamarripa (D-Atlanta) 643-8054 email@example.com 651-6767 37 John Wiles (R-Marietta) 657-0406 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-0797 38 Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta) 463-8053 email@example.com 463-7783 39 Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) 656-5091 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-7266 40 Daniel Weber (R-Dunwoody) 463-2260 email@example.com 463-4161 41 Steve Henson (D-Tucker) 656-0085 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-9887 42 David Adelman (D-Decatur) 463-1376 email@example.com 656-6484 43 Steen Miles (D-Decatur) 463-2598 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-2535 44 Terrell Starr (D-Jonesboro) 656-7586 email@example.com 657-9728 45 Renee Unterman (R-Buford) 463-1368 firstname.lastname@example.org 651-6768 46 Brian Kemp (R-Athens) 463-1366 email@example.com 657-0459 47 Ralph Hudgens (R-Comer) 657-4700 firstname.lastname@example.org 463-2279 48 David Shafer (R-Duluth) 651-7738 email@example.com 651-5795 49 Casey Cagle (R-Gainesville) 656-6578 firstname.lastname@example.org 651-6767 50 Nancy Schaefer (R-Turnerville) 463-1367 email@example.com 656-6579 51 Chip Pearson (R-Dawsonville) 656-9221 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-3248 52 Preston Smith (R-Rome) 656-0034 email@example.com 463-4161 53 Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) 656-0057 firstname.lastname@example.org 651-6767 54 Don Thomas (R-Dalton) 656-6436 email@example.com 651-6767 55 Gloria Butler (D-Stone Mountain) 656-0075 firstname.lastname@example.org 657-9728 56 Dan Moody (R-Alpharetta) 463-8055 email@example.com 651-6768 If you send it via email you may want to follow up with a fax or phone call.