I received the following Georgia Gun Owner's Alert email this morning regarding Bobby Franklin's prefiled HB 6:
(Atlanta, November 22) -- House Pro-Gun Leader Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta) yesterday pre-filed HB 6 to ban emergency gun confiscation in Georgia.
Rep. Franklin said he's introducing the legislation to "bring the state into alignment with the new federal standard."
President Bush signed the federal Jindal-Vitter gun confiscation ban into law on Oct. 4. It effectively prevents federal law enforcement and agents from confiscating your guns during an emergency.
HB 6 is virtually identical to the new federal law except HB 6 would stop state & local government officials from confiscating your guns during an emergency.
HB 6 is crucial because anti-gun state or local government officials are more likely to try taking your guns during an emergency, like they did in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
1. Georgia legislative agendas are traditionally hammered out each December in the weeks before Christmas so the politicians can hit the ground running when the General Assembly convenes in January.
Anti-gunners are emboldened by their recent success in the federal elections and they're already plotting against your gun rights in Georgia.
You need to contact your newly elected or re-elected legislators first thing this coming month in support of HB 6. Keep an eye out for an e-mail alert next week with more information.
2. Be thankful for your right to keep and bear arms in Georgia, and eat lots of turkey.