BELLEVUE, WA â€“ The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms urges Georgia gun owners to contact Gov. Sonny Perdue in support of HB-89, which will update Georgiaâ€™s right-to-carry statute.
â€œThis sensible reform legislation passed by overwhelming numbers,â€ said CCRBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. â€œNot only does it resolve some problems for legally-armed Georgia citizens, it also prohibits entrapment of gun dealers in the kind of stings mounted two years ago by anti-gun billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that recently put at least one Georgia gun dealer out of business.
â€œBy passing this responsible update,â€ he continued, â€œGeorgia lawmakers have shown they trust armed citizens, and Gov. Perdue should follow their lead and sign this measure.â€
Under provisions of HB-89, permit holders will now be able to have their firearms in their private vehicles in any publicly-accessible parking lot. Legally armed citizens will also be able to carry in state parks and recreational areas, including Wildlife Management Areas, and on public transportation, including MARTA.
â€œAnti-gun extremists fought this reasonable reform measure, pulling out all the old, tired sky-is-falling arguments they have used all over the map to prevent honest citizens from exercising their right of self-defense,â€ Gottlieb observed. â€œThey have been consistently proven wrong by the overall good conduct of armed citizens, and there is no reason to expect anything different in Georgia.
â€œNo doubt Gov. Perdue is under lots of pressure to veto this bill,â€ Gottlieb said. â€œItâ€™s time for Georgiaâ€™s law-abiding firearms owners to make their voices heard, and do it today.â€
To reach Gov. Sonny Perdueâ€™s office, call (404) 656-1776.