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GA:Gun Reform Passes House 119-56
Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 02/21/2014 7:48:06 AM PST by marktwain

Last year, second amendment supporters struggled to push an omnibus gun reform bill in the Georgia legislature.  They struggled.  There were conflicts between groups that claimed similar aims.   The bill stalled and ran out of time in the Senate.

This year, a very similar bill, HB 875, has sailed through the house committee and has passed the House by a more than two to one margin.    Here is a list of who voted for or against the bill.  It has been assigned to the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, the same committee it was assigned to last year.  The members of the committee and their contact information are listed at

 HB 875 provides for a number of reforms, which were previously commented on here.   A list from the NRAILA is shown below:

Senate bill 93 will be coming up for a vote in the natural resources committee in the near future.  It makes the use of gun mufflers legal for the taking of game in Georgia.  Similar legislation has been implemented in Arizona, Oklahoma, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas.  This bill was introduced last year but did not make it past the Senate committee.  A list of the Committee Members is available here.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; ga; guncontrol; suppressor
Reforms keep moving through the states, slowly removing decades worth of infringements.
1 posted on 02/21/2014 7:48:06 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

How long until some Federal judge decides to slap it down?

2 posted on 02/21/2014 7:49:46 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: marktwain

Now that’s some common sense gun control!

3 posted on 02/21/2014 8:00:57 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Lazamataz

Georgia gun ping

4 posted on 02/21/2014 8:04:35 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Army Air Corps

I should clarify that it was assigned to the Senate committee.

5 posted on 02/21/2014 8:21:16 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Are suppressor a federal law?

6 posted on 02/21/2014 8:48:35 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: School of Rational Thought
Federal law stipulates that one who purchases a suppressor must pay a $200 "transfer tax" to the BATF, and obtain a tax stamp from them. Failure to pay the tax is punishable by a (IIRC) $10,000 fine and a 10 year prison sentence.

This law is unconstitutional on its face (infringement, anyone?), and any court not corrupted by leftist ideology would reject it as such.

7 posted on 02/21/2014 8:53:00 AM PST by NorthMountain
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8 posted on 02/21/2014 8:55:59 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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