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GA:Gun Reform Bill Passes Legislature, Next to Governor
Gun Watch ^ | 22 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 03/22/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT by marktwain

HB60, as the bill finally came to be know after a tortuous trip through the Georgia Legislature, finally passed the house today 112 to 58, and now awaits action from Governor Deal.  The Governor has this to say, on his reelection website: "As governor, Deal has signed every pro-gun rights bill to reach his desk."   He makes the promise that he will continue to do the same.  From, he has these options:

A) He may sign the bill and it becomes law on July 1, 2014

B) He may veto the bill and send it back to the chambers, which can be overridden by a 2/3 majority vote from each chamber.

C) He can ignore the bill and it becomes law in either 7 or 40 days, depending on when it was transmitted to the governor. We asked that it be transmitted immediately, but did not get confirmation on whether that happened or not.
HB60 seems to be basically the older HB875 with hunting  with suppressors included and "opt in" for churches instead of "opt out".  One reform is that the penalty for carrying in a church that has not "opted in" is reduced to a civil fine like a traffic ticket.  Here is what we seem to get with HB60:
I have not yet found the finished version of the bill online.   Georgia Carry, the NRA, and others that I am sure are out there, have been working to get reform through the legislature for the last four years. 

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The inside intell is that Governor Deal worked to strip Campus carry and Church carry out of the bill. He knows that he cannot oppose reform directly, but has worked behind the scenes.

There was a lot of manuvering to get this bill past the Senate committee.

1 posted on 03/22/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain's getting better in some area's. But still too complex, I prefer simplicity, a simple Bill that states:

The Right To Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed!

Not my original idea, I do remember reading it somewhere.

Straight forward, simple and easy to understand.

2 posted on 03/22/2014 8:40:02 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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Well I was hoping for constitutional carry but this is better than nothing.

3 posted on 03/22/2014 10:14:27 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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