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"(8) Suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles; provided, however, that any limitation on firearms under this Code section shall not include an individual firearm owned by a private citizen which was legal and owned by that citizen prior to the declaration of state of emergency or disaster or thereafter acquired in compliance with all applicable laws of this state and the United States; and".
http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005 ... /sb554.htm

Submitted on the 15th, it has yet to be assigned to a committee.
 

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Looks familiar.

Good! No New Orleans scenarios in Georgia!

:D
 

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I am working on getting the exact same bill introduced in the House. Anybody who can offer help would be appreciated.
 

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Also, for those of you who support this Senate Bill, and are motivated or care one way or the other, you should contact your Senator with a polite letter stating your desire to never see what happened in New Orleans repeated in the great State of Georgia.

Don't know who is your state senator?

Let the Georgia Secretary of State tell you!

Put in your information here: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/Locator.asp

And the district number of your Senator will pop up!

You might also wish to thank Senator Powell (23d District). It is not often that someone has the guts to stand up and limit the executive's power, especially during a time of "emergency" (you do remember the declared "state of emergency" when gas prices went up a few months ago, don't you?).

I realize many posters here are Republican, but please keep in mind that Senator Powell is a Democrat when writing. Several "friendly" bills have been introduced this session by Democrats. This is a non-partisan issue. I would like to see this bill sponsored by members of both parties, as a bipartisan bill that limits the Governor's powers would have a better chance of success.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
I am working on getting the exact same bill introduced in the House. Anybody who can offer help would be appreciated.
We need to try and get some Republicans to introduce this one in the House. So long as the sole sponsor is a Democrat (even a conservative one that is generally friendly to our interests as is Sen. Powell [23d Dist]) the Republican majority will not allow this bill to get any traction.

This bill should be a no brainer given what we saw on the news relating to gun confiscations in New Orleans.

To be fair to our current law, it has an exception for firearms lawfully obtained prior to the declaration of emergency, but how are you going to prove that when men in black with machine guns pointed at you have you handcuffed and sitting on the sidewalk (remember that news footage?).

Again, this bill should be a nor brainer, but that does not mean that it does not need your help. Contact your rep to get a House version going.
 

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Anyone here good with video? We could take all the video of gun confiscation, and hunting down of law abiding citizens and make our Reps/Senators watch it then ask them to pass this bill.
 

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As of this morning, there is no Republican support for this bill. I am unaware of any corresponding bill in the House.

If you have a Republican Senator or Representative, shouldn't you find out why?
 
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