(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 [email protected] 657-9727 02 Regina Thomas (D-Savannah) 463-7784 [email protected] 656-6579 03 Jeff Chapman (R-Brunswick) 656-0045 [email protected] 463-7785 04 Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) 656-5038 [email protected] 657-7094 05 Curt Thompson (D-Norcross) 463-1318 [email protected] 463-1388 06 Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna) 463-2518 [email protected] 656-6484 07 Greg Goggans (R-Douglas) 463-5263 [email protected] 657-0459 08 Tim Golden (D-Valdosta) 656-7580 [email protected] 463-4226 09 Don Balfour (R-Snellville) 656-0095 [email protected] 656-6581 10 Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur) 656-0502 [email protected] 657-3217 11 John Bulloch (R-Ochlocknee) 656-0040 [email protected] 463-2279 12 Michael Meyer von Bremen (D-Albany) 656-0037 [email protected] 657-9887 13 Joseph Carter (R-Tifton) 463-1363 [email protected] 463-1381 14 George Hooks (D-Americus) 656-0065 [email protected] 657-9728 15 Ed Harbison (D-Columbus) 656-0074 [email protected] 657-9728 16 Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) 656-0071 [email protected] 463-1385 17 John Douglas (R-Covington) 656-0503 [email protected] 657-3217 18 Cecil Staton (R-Macon) 656-5039 [email protected] 463-1386 19 Tommie Williams (R-Lyons) 656-0089 [email protected] 651-6768 20 Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) 656-0081 [email protected] 463-2279 21 Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) 463-1378 [email protected] 463-1385 22 Charles Walker (D-Augusta) 463-1374 [email protected] 463-1387 23 J. 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Powell (D-Blythe) 463-1314 [email protected] 463-1386 24 Jim Whitehead (R-Evans) 656-5114 [email protected] 657-0797 25 Johnny Grant (R-Milledgeville) 656-0082 [email protected] 657-3248 26 Robert Brown (D-Macon) 656-5035 [email protected] 463-2071 27 Bill Stephens (R-Canton) 656-0048 [email protected] 463-5220 28 Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) 656-6446 [email protected] 651-6768 29 Seth Harp (R-Midland) 463-3931 [email protected] 463-2279 30 Bill Hamrick (R-Carrollton) 656-0036 [email protected] 651-6767 31 Bill Heath (R-Bremen) 463-1361 [email protected] 463-1381 32 Judson Hill (R-Marietta) 656-0150 [email protected] 463-7785 33 Steve Thompson (D-Marietta) 656-0083 [email protected] 651-6767 34 Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) 656-5095 [email protected] 463-2535 35 Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) 463-1379 [email protected] 463-1387 36 Sam Zamarripa (D-Atlanta) 643-8054 [email protected] 651-6767 37 John Wiles (R-Marietta) 657-0406 [email protected] 657-0797 38 Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta) 463-8053 [email protected] 463-7783 39 Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) 656-5091 [email protected] 657-7266 40 Daniel Weber (R-Dunwoody) 463-2260 [email protected] 463-4161 41 Steve Henson (D-Tucker) 656-0085 [email protected] 657-9887 42 David Adelman (D-Decatur) 463-1376 [email protected] 656-6484 43 Steen Miles (D-Decatur) 463-2598 [email protected] 463-2535 44 Terrell Starr (D-Jonesboro) 656-7586 [email protected] 657-9728 45 Renee Unterman (R-Buford) 463-1368 [email protected] 651-6768 46 Brian Kemp (R-Athens) 463-1366 [email protected] 657-0459 47 Ralph Hudgens (R-Comer) 657-4700 [email protected] 463-2279 48 David Shafer (R-Duluth) 651-7738 [email protected] 651-5795 49 Casey Cagle (R-Gainesville) 656-6578 [email protected] 651-6767 50 Nancy Schaefer (R-Turnerville) 463-1367 [email protected] 656-6579 51 Chip Pearson (R-Dawsonville) 656-9221 [email protected] 657-3248 52 Preston Smith (R-Rome) 656-0034 [email protected] 463-4161 53 Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) 656-0057 [email protected] 651-6767 54 Don Thomas (R-Dalton) 656-6436 [email protected] 651-6767 55 Gloria Butler (D-Stone Mountain) 656-0075 [email protected] 657-9728 56 Dan Moody (R-Alpharetta) 463-8055 [email protected] 651-6768 If you send it via email you may want to follow up with a fax or phone call.