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Okay, it's not really an article about guns but instead it was a legislative update column that appeared (apparently back in February) in the Pickens Progress newspaper. The article is still prominently featured on that newspaper's website.
In this article. Sen. Steve Gooch promotes SB 26, popularly known as the Katrina bill, which is supposed to strip the government of any powers to disarm you during an "emergency."

QUOTE: ....At a time when federal mandates and regulations seem to be encroaching on everyone’s life, the Georgia legislature is working to protect citizens’ rights. A bill has been introduced that aims to protect the gun rights of legally-carrying citizens during a state of emergency. Senate Bill 26 prohibits any additional limitations on carrying firearms during a state of emergency... Legally-carrying citizens should be able to protect themselves and their personal property at all times, particularly emergency situations.

Good job, Sen. Gooch. Keep in mind this is from the mainstream news media, not a right-wing publication or some pro-gun blog.
 

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I'm glad to see he turned out alright. Still too soon to tell but looking good. :righton: Gooch
 

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http://www.pickensprogressonline.com/in ... &Itemid=70

I wrote a letter to the editor when this came out in defense of Gooch after a letter criticized him...almost 2 months ago. I saw your letter, gunsmoker, about DUI's.

I have learned that the legislators get draft articles from the General Assembly and they can add to them or remove things from them.

The admended version of SB26 that included the opt-out for city and county governments gives me pause on Sen. Gooch, along with some silence on his end concerning this.

Supposedly the "only way" they could get it through the PS committee "was to work with the Association of County Commissioners and Georgia Municipal Association." I'm not buying that, as nearly half of the co-sponsors of SB98 have a tangible link to one of those organizations.
 

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mountainpass said:
http://www.pickensprogressonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=951%3Ahigh-profile-legislation-responds-to-citizens-needs&catid=43&Itemid=70

I wrote a letter to the editor when this came out in defense of Gooch after a letter criticized him...almost 2 months ago. I saw your letter, gunsmoker, about DUI's.

I have learned that the legislators get draft articles from the General Assembly and they can add to them or remove things from them.

The admended version of SB26 that included the opt-out for city and county governments gives me pause on Sen. Gooch, along with some silence on his end concerning this.

Supposedly the "only way" they could get it through the PS committee "was to work with the Association of County Commissioners and Georgia Municipal Association." I'm not buying that, as nearly half of the co-sponsors of SB98 have a tangible link to one of those organizations.
I have also sent an email to Gooch (as he is also my senator), and I have received the same silence, as well as from Ralston. I have emailed him at least 3 times this year, along with his staff, as well as Tim Bearden. Ironically, Tim Bearden is the only one who has responded to each of my emails in short order....and he's not even my rep. Pretty bad when you have better correspondence with someone who doesn't even represent you than with the ones that do.
 

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Mountainpass said:
Supposedly the "only way" they could get it through the PS committee "was to work with the Association of County Commissioners and Georgia Municipal Association." I'm not buying that, as nearly half of the co-sponsors of SB98 have a tangible link to one of those organizations.
Will you believe it if SB98 leaves the House without the language in it? If not, what will it take for you to believe it? Just asking......
 

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Mountainpass said:
Supposedly the "only way" they could get it through the PS committee "was to work with the Association of County Commissioners and Georgia Municipal Association." I'm not buying that, as nearly half of the co-sponsors of SB98 have a tangible link to one of those organizations
Will you believe it if SB98 leaves the House without the language in it? If not, what will it take for you to believe it? Just asking......
I have it on good authority that SB26 will not leave the House committee with the city/county language. I'm just pointing out the fact that many of the Senators that signed on to that bill are connected to those organizations. One was awarded the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) “Legislative Service Award†four times, another was a board member of the ACCG Board of Managers, a couple were city/county managers/commissioners.
I would feel better if my Senator, would respond to my questions. He has always responded very fast to other inquiries. This troubles me as this bill once voted through the House will be looked at again by the Senate. I guess I'm venting about it here, I need to meet with him and get to the bottom of it.
 

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mountainpass said:
GotUrBack said:
Mountainpass said:
Supposedly the "only way" they could get it through the PS committee "was to work with the Association of County Commissioners and Georgia Municipal Association." I'm not buying that, as nearly half of the co-sponsors of SB98 have a tangible link to one of those organizations
Will you believe it if SB98 leaves the House without the language in it? If not, what will it take for you to believe it? Just asking......
I have it on good authority that SB26 will not leave the House committee with the city/county language. I'm just pointing out the fact that many of the Senators that signed on to that bill are connected to those organizations. One was awarded the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) “Legislative Service Award†four times, another was a board member of the ACCG Board of Managers, a couple were city/county managers/commissioners.
I would feel better if my Senator, would respond to my questions. He has always responded very fast to other inquiries. This troubles me as this bill once voted through the House will be looked at again by the Senate. I guess I'm venting about it here, I need to meet with him and get to the bottom of it.
You're correct. My Representative told me that SB-26 was returned to committee to punish the Senate for not acting on the tax bill. Kind of childish, isn't it?
 

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mountainpass said:
GotUrBack said:
Mountainpass said:
Supposedly the "only way" they could get it through the PS committee "was to work with the Association of County Commissioners and Georgia Municipal Association." I'm not buying that, as nearly half of the co-sponsors of SB98 have a tangible link to one of those organizations
Will you believe it if SB98 leaves the House without the language in it? If not, what will it take for you to believe it? Just asking......
I have it on good authority that SB26 will not leave the House committee with the city/county language. I'm just pointing out the fact that many of the Senators that signed on to that bill are connected to those organizations. One was awarded the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) “Legislative Service Award†four times, another was a board member of the ACCG Board of Managers, a couple were city/county managers/commissioners.
I would feel better if my Senator, would respond to my questions. He has always responded very fast to other inquiries. This troubles me as this bill once voted through the House will be looked at again by the Senate. I guess I'm venting about it here, I need to meet with him and get to the bottom of it.
You're correct. My Representative told me that SB-26 was returned to committee to punish the Senate for not acting on the tax bill. Kind of childish, isn't it?
Country re-read my post. I saw you post that but that is not my issue here.
 

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mountainpass said:
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I have it on good authority that SB[s:9c3b35kd]26[/s:9c3b35kd]98 will not leave the House committee with the city/county language. I'm just pointing out the fact that many of the Senators that signed on to that bill are connected to those organizations. One was awarded the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) “Legislative Service Award†four times, another was a board member of the ACCG Board of Managers, a couple were city/county managers/commissioners.
I would feel better if my Senator, would respond to my questions. He has always responded very fast to other inquiries. This troubles me as this bill once voted through the House will be looked at again by the Senate. I guess I'm venting about it here, I need to meet with him and get to the bottom of it.
FTFY - SB26 does not contain the language attributed to it in this post. That language is in SB98. SB26 deals only with the governor's emergency powers. However, I don't believe SB98 will leave the House with that language in it as it would be detrimental to 16-11-173 - preemption. I do agree with your assessment that many of the senators have close ties to the ACCG. However, I've been told that the gun lobby is pretty strong as well. Guess time will tell.....
 

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mountainpass said:
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I have it on good authority that SB[s:zyqrfwmr]26[/s:zyqrfwmr]98 will not leave the House committee with the city/county language. I'm just pointing out the fact that many of the Senators that signed on to that bill are connected to those organizations. One was awarded the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) “Legislative Service Award†four times, another was a board member of the ACCG Board of Managers, a couple were city/county managers/commissioners.
I would feel better if my Senator, would respond to my questions. He has always responded very fast to other inquiries. This troubles me as this bill once voted through the House will be looked at again by the Senate. I guess I'm venting about it here, I need to meet with him and get to the bottom of it.
FTFY - SB26 does not contain the language attributed to it in this post. That language is in SB98. SB26 deals only with the governor's emergency powers. However, I don't believe SB98 will leave the House with that language in it as it would be detrimental to 16-11-173 - preemption. I do agree with your assessment that many of the senators have close ties to the ACCG. However, I've been told that the gun lobby is pretty strong as well. Guess time will tell.....
My bad My bad :oops:

I was at the SB98 committee meeting. :screwy:
I'm confusing them partly because Senator Gooch is an author of SB98.
 

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My bad My bad :oops:

I was at the SB98 committee meeting. :screwy:
I'm confusing them partly because Senator Gooch is an author of SB98.
You have caught sooo many of my mistakes that I just could not resist!! 8) 8)
 

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mountainpass said:
GotUrBack said:
mountainpass said:
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I have it on good authority that SB[s:17ohslm1]26[/s:17ohslm1]98 will not leave the House committee with the city/county language. I'm just pointing out the fact that many of the Senators that signed on to that bill are connected to those organizations. One was awarded the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) “Legislative Service Award†four times, another was a board member of the ACCG Board of Managers, a couple were city/county managers/commissioners.
I would feel better if my Senator, would respond to my questions. He has always responded very fast to other inquiries. This troubles me as this bill once voted through the House will be looked at again by the Senate. I guess I'm venting about it here, I need to meet with him and get to the bottom of it.
FTFY - SB26 does not contain the language attributed to it in this post. That language is in SB98. SB26 deals only with the governor's emergency powers. However, I don't believe SB98 will leave the House with that language in it as it would be detrimental to 16-11-173 - preemption. I do agree with your assessment that many of the senators have close ties to the ACCG. However, I've been told that the gun lobby is pretty strong as well. Guess time will tell.....
My bad My bad :oops:

I was at the SB98 committee meeting. :screwy:
I'm confusing them partly because Senator Gooch is an author of SB98.
I'm just glad to know someone who's going to find dementia before me. :lol:
 

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GotUrBack said:
mountainpass said:
My bad My bad :oops:

I was at the SB98 committee meeting. :screwy:
I'm confusing them partly because Senator Gooch is an author of SB98.
You have caught sooo many of my mistakes that I just could not resist!! 8) 8)
:lol: It must be age related. I guess I can now empathize with you.
 

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mountainpass said:
GotUrBack said:
mountainpass said:
My bad My bad :oops:
I was at the SB98 committee meeting. :screwy:
I'm confusing them partly because Senator Gooch is an author of SB98.
You have caught sooo many of my mistakes that I just could not resist!! 8) 8)
:lol: It must be age related. I guess I can now empathize with you.
You trying for an early start or something? We ain't even close in age.....
Later friend, I gotta go for now. :righton:
 

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The gun amendment wasn't my idea. I co-sponsored the original bill. ACCG or GMA had not discussed it with me ever.

I don't know how that committee came up with that. I don't like it either. I'm on your side buddy.

Steve
 

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Senator Gooch said:
The gun amendment wasn't my idea. I co-sponsored the original bill. ACCG or GMA had not discussed it with me ever.

I don't know how that committee came up with that. I don't like it either. I'm on your side buddy.

Steve
Fair response I suppose. I tell ya man gotta keep an eye on these guys, they're like ninjas
 
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