SB 135 carrying of weapons in government building; prohibit

Discussion in 'Current Bills' started by BG_Atl, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. BG_Atl

    BG_Atl Active Member

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    2017-2018 Regular Session - SB 135
    Carrying and Possession of Firearms; carrying of weapons in government buildings; prohibit

    http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20172018/SB/135

    Sponsored By
    (1) Jones, Emanuel 10th(2) Jones II, Harold 22nd(3) Tate, Horacena 38th
    (4) Rhett, Michael 'Doc' 33rd(5) Henson, Steve 41st(6) Seay, Valencia 34th

    Committees
    SC: Judiciary 02/08/2017
    HC:

    First Reader Summary
    A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to prohibit all carrying of weapons in government buildings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

    Status History
    Feb/07/2017 - Senate Hopper
    Feb/08/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2017
  2. Feral

    Feral Active Member

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    I'm not surprised. Trying to outlaw things we already made legal. Furthermore, things that aren't an issue.
     

  3. Feral

    Feral Active Member

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    Do we expect this to gain any momentum or is it DOA?
     
  4. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Just as expected, same cast of democrats sponsoring it. No turncoat republican this time though.
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Out of committee on Monday, passed the Senate on Tuesday, and it is over at the House this morning set for a committee hearing. This one appears to be on a fast track.
     
  6. Feral

    Feral Active Member

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    Well that's disconcerting.
     
  7. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Wrote to my state representative, who is a good guy. Hopefully we can stop this in the House.
     
  8. Feral

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    Do they have any reasoning behind proposing this bill?

    Have license holders been problematic in government buildings? (No.)

    This sounds like another case of incremental infringements.
     
  9. Rugerer

    Rugerer GeePeeDoHolic

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    You funning us? It's only had its first reading and Senate committee referral today (Wed).

    Where is this information quoted from? It's not on the web page for the bill. I only see it in today's Proposed First Readers list.
     
  10. 00Dan

    00Dan Member

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    I certainly hope he's just trolling. It isn't right to screw with people over stuff like this.
     
  11. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    Referred to Judiciary Committee just today.
     
  12. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    :rotfl2:


    :neener:
     
  13. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Well, regardless I got this response in <2 hours from my state rep:

    [FONT=&quot]Great hearing from you! [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]I highly doubt this bill is going anywhere, but even if it does, it will surely not receive a vote in the GA House.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Thanks,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]John [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Rep. John Carson (R – NE Cobb, SE Cherokee) [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]District #46[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Georgia House of Representatives[/FONT]
     
  14. Feral

    Feral Active Member

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    Thank you for sharing, UtiPossidetis
     
  15. pilotdrh

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    Turn around would be fun. Change it to read " so as to prohibit all carrying of weapons in government buildings, unless a valid GWCL is shown"
     
  16. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    For what its worth. My Rep is a good guy.
     
  17. tbill

    tbill Member

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    Bad MP, naughty, naughty, MP! (But funny as hell)
     
  18. _45_

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    So then I suppose the city/county will be paying police officers to stand around in every government building in their respective AO? With our tax dollars... OR they could not create problems for law abiding citizens for no damn good reason.
     
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  19. pilotdrh

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    Maybe they are tired of paying to keep license holders out and just want to go back to the magic words?
     
  20. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    Trust me, most local governments want to go back to the magic words to keep out lawful carriers. Unfortunately, those magic words don't work to keep out criminals.