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  • VANITY- Newt coming to First Redeemer Church in Cumming, GA

    02/21/2012 1:22:38 PM PST · by georgiagirl_pam · 10 replies · 2+ views
    http://www.firstredeemer.org/ ^ | February 20, 2012 | Vanity
    Newt Gingrich will be back in Georgia Sunday Morning, February 26. He will be at First Redeemer Church in Cumming at 10:30am.
  • Georgians could be seeing more lenient gun laws in the future

    02/21/2012 5:45:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    wltz.com ^ | 20 February, 2012 | Sara Belsole
    COLUMBUS, GA - A new bill introduced this legislative session aims at amping up your second amendment rights. "I can potentially defend myself and my wife in more places, which I like. I like having the ability to pretty much carry wherever I want just in case," Phillip Huckaby, an instructor at Shooters of Columbus, says. If House Bill 981 passes, it would allow Georgians to carry concealed weapons in places like bars, public schools, college campuses and government buildings. "Gun laws are pretty lenient right now, and with this new legislation they want to make even more areas available...
  • Bill proposes massive overhaul to Georgia gun laws

    02/17/2012 5:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 16 February, 2012 | Laura Diamond and Christopher Quinn
    Georgians would be allowed to carry concealed weapons in bars, public schools, most government buildings, college campuses and other locations under a sweeping gun bill filed in the House. In addition to banishing many current restrictions, House Bill 981 would prevent police or the National Guard from disarming people during states of emergency, and it would allow citizens to sue if that occurred. Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Woodstock, one of the bill's co-sponsors, said Thursday that it strikes a balance between the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms, and personal property rights. For instance, any church or business,...
  • Bill Preventing Destruction of Guns Passes Georgia Senate Committee

    02/10/2012 7:19:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 9 February, 2012 | NRA
    Yesterday, Senate Bill 350 passed unanimously in the state Senate Judiciary Committee, along with an amendment submitted by bill sponsor and state Senator Don Balfour (R-9) that would require law enforcement agencies to begin the process of returning seized firearms within thirty days of a court’s final judgment. SB 350, along with the supported amendment, would mandate municipal, county and state police authorities return all seized firearms, not currently being held as evidence in a criminal investigation, to the lawful owner if able. If the lawful owner is not found or unable to take possession of the firearm, SB 350...
  • Georgia Bill: Concealed Gun Carrying without Permit

    02/09/2012 8:52:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 7 February, 2012 | John Velleco
    State Rep. Jason Spencer introduced legislation that will allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without first having to get a permit from the government. Rep. Spencer told Georgia Gun Owners that, “Law-abiding citizens should not have to be fingerprinted and cataloged like common criminals just to be able to defend themselves, their family and their property.” Indeed, violent thugs will not show up at the police station or sheriff’s office to apply for a permit. Yet, law-abiding gun owners are forced to apply for a permit, pay fees that can total more than $100, submit fingerprints, and then wait...
  • Georgia eligibility challenge returns ! [The issue won't go away]

    02/08/2012 12:03:50 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    WND ^ | February 7, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    An administrative law judge in Georgia who held hearings on citizens’ complaints that Barack Obama isn’t eligible to be president and so shouldn’t be on the 2012 presidential ballot in the state failed to follow U.S. Supreme Court precedent, according to one of the attorneys representing clients bringing the complaints. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today adopted without elaboration the recommendation from Judge Michael Malihi, who concluded without evidence from Obama that he was born in Hawaii, which makes him native born, which is the same as the “natural born” required by the Constitution of presidents. Appeals of the...
  • Secretary of State Brian Kemp Rules Obama Can Stay on Ga. Ballot

    02/07/2012 10:25:56 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 107 replies
    13wmaz ^ | Feb. 7, 2012 | Bernard O'Donnell
    Georgia's Secretary of State has ruled that President Barack Obama is eligible to be listed on the March Democratic primary ballot. Brian Kemp on Tuesday rejected a challenge that said Obama does not meet the State of Georgia's eligibility requirements. The challenge argued that Obama, whose birth certificate states that he was born in Hawaii in 1961, is not a "natural born citizen." A state judge rejected that challenge last week, and Kemp on Tuesday upheld the judge's decision.
  • Obama Wins Georgia Ballot Challenge (Born in the USA Qualifies as a Natural Born Citizen)

    02/04/2012 5:43:26 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 149 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | February 4, 2012 | Cindy Simpson
    President Obama's name should appear on Georgia's 2012 presidential ballot, in the official opinion of Judge Michael Malihi of Georgia's Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH), issued on February 3. Judge Malihi's decision is the result of hearings held January 26 on three separate actions brought by several Georgia residents. Under Georgia law, Secretary of State Brian Kemp had referred the challenges, filed last November, to the OSAH for a recommendation. Ordinarily, the Court would enter a default order against the party that fails to participate in any stage of a proceeding...Nonetheless, despite the Defendant's failure to appear, Plaintiffs asked...
  • Bill on Returning Stolen Firearms To Be Heard Monday(GA)

    02/04/2012 6:56:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Atlanta Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 February, 2012 | Ed Stone
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing a bill Monday that would require the police to return stolen firearms to their rightful owner once they are no longer needed for "evidentiary purposes." SB 350 would also require the police to auction off contraband firearms every six months rather than destroy them, and would prohibit agency employees from bidding on the firearms or profiting from their sale. Before auctioning any firearms, however, the police in custody of the weapon would be required to use their "best efforts" to locate the rightful owner. This bill appears to be a genuine effort to make...
  • Judge: Obama eligible to be Georgia candidate

    02/03/2012 4:45:34 PM PST · by satan69 · 86 replies
    birther-report ^ | February 3, 2012 | birth report
    Judge: Obama eligible to be Georgia candidate A state administrative law judge on Friday flatly rejected challenges seeking to keep President Barack Obama from being a candidate in next month's Georgia primary. In a 10-page order, Judge Michael Malihi dismissed one challenge that contended Obama has maintained a Hawaiian birth certificate that is a computer-generated forgery, has a fraudulent Social Security number and invalid U.S. identification papers. He also turned back another that claimed the president is not a natural born citizen. Last month, Malihi heard testimony and took evidence in a hearing boycotted by Obama's lawyer. With regard to...
  • Judge Malihi Rules Against Plaintiffs: Says Obama Born In Hawaii Therefore Natural Born Citizen

    02/03/2012 2:19:38 PM PST · by GregNH · 725 replies · 1+ views
    BirtherReport.com ^ | 2/3/2012 | Kevin Powell
    We just spoke with plaintiff Kevin Powell and he reports Judge Malihi has ruled against the Plaintiffs and stated in his order that Obama was born in Hawaii and therefore Obama is a natural born Citizen.
  • Van Irion's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law Submitted

    Nicely done. I hope the Judge has the courage to agree with it. Also William Wagener has uploaded his video of the hearing. It is much better than art2pac video. The sound is good with closeups of the witnesses. It has 6 parts. Mark Hatfield's presentation was cutoff from part 2 but other than that, its better. Hopefully he will upload part 2b to fix that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOcpn-E_JAY
  • Blow by blow of Court proceedings in Georgia Re:Obama Eligibility Case

    01/31/2012 4:26:40 PM PST · by entropy12 · 33 replies
    E-mail | January 26, 2012 | Craig Andresen
    What is amazing is that the news media is absolutely silent that this is even going on in Georgia. Thursday, January 26, 2012 OBAMA ELIGIBILITY COURT CASE…BLOW BY BLOW By Craig Andresen on January 26, 2012 at 9:25 am Given the testimony from today’s court case in Georgia, Obama has a lot of explaining to do. His attorney, Jablonski, was a NO SHOW as of course, was Obama. The following is a nutshell account of the proceedings.
  • Obama's Attorney Files Motion To Quash Subpoenas In The Georgia Access Ballot Challenge

    Obama's motion to quash: "The sovereignty of the State of Georgia does not extend beyond the limits of the State. O.C.G.A. § 50-2-20. Since the sovereignty of the State does not extend beyond its territorial limits, an administrative subpoena has no effect. Thus, OSAH rules specify that subpoenas must be served within the State of Georgia. Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. r. 616-1-2-.19(5) (“A subpoena may be served at any place within Georgia….”)." "Plaintiff‟s attorney violates two rules of practice with these subpoenas. First, they must be served within the State of Georgia. Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. r. 616-1-2-.19(5)...
  • Obama argues against appearing at eligibility hearing (says GA has NO role in eligibility)

    01/19/2012 7:23:55 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 249 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 18, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Barack Obama has outlined a defense strategy for a multitude of state-level challenges to his candidacy on the 2012 presidential ballot in a Georgia case that is scheduled to come before a judge later this month – simply explain that states have nothing to do with the eligibility of presidential candidates. “Presidential electors and Congress, not the state of Georgia, hold the constitutional responsibility for determining the qualifications of presidential candidates,” Obama’s lawyer argues in a motion to quash a subpoena for him to appear at the hearings Jan. 26. “The election of President Obama by the presidential electors, confirmed...
  • Results Of Obama’s Eligibility Hearing In Georgia

    01/26/2012 12:44:24 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 120 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | January 26, 2012 | Unknown
    Update: Dean Haskins at Obama Release Your Records is saying that the Judge is entering a default judgement against Obama because he did not appear. This could mean that Obama might not appear on Georgia’s ballot, although the Obama administration will certainly appeal. Today was an important day in the fight for truth. Despite Obama’s no-show, today’s court proceedings could have a great affect on the eligibility movement as a whole. A blow by blow of the entire court proceeding was made by Craig Andersen of the The National Patriot. His article is found below. We will be updating this...
  • ‘Green light’ to see Obama’s Hawaii files [It's about time !]

    01/31/2012 6:43:27 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 69 replies
    WND ^ | January 31, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    An attorney who presented evidence to a Georgia judge last week on Barack Obama’s eligibility for the state’s 2012 presidential ballot believes she now has a right to demand to see his original Hawaii documents. Obama last April released what he said was a copy of his original Hawaii birth documentation, but a number of imaging, document and computer experts contend it is a fraud. The original birth documentation could undermine Obama’s claim to be a “natural-born citizen,” as the Constitution requires. Many of his critics, however, say the birth documentation doesn’t matter, because Obama’s father never was a U.S....
  • Northlake Liquor Store Manager Fires at Armed Robber(GA)

    01/28/2012 8:12:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    northdruidhills.patch.com ^ | 27 January, 2012 | Jonathan Cribbs
    A Northlake liquor store manager scared away an armed robber Jan. 20 by grabbing his own handgun and firing at the intruder, DeKalb County police said. The robber walked into Northlake Liquor at 3900 Lavista Rd. and pointed a black handgun at the 60-year-old manager between 9:45 p.m. and 10:40 p.m., the police report said. "This is a holdup," the intruder said. The manager reached under the counter, grabbed a 9mm Beretta and fired at the suspect. The suspect ran out of the store empty-handed, heading west past the Wendy's to an unknown location. The suspect was described as a...
  • Update: Judge weighs arguments in Barack Obama ballot dispute; Orly Taitz involved

    01/26/2012 2:40:03 PM PST · by devattel · 41 replies
    Ledger Enquirer ^ | 1/26/2012 | Associated Press
    ATLANTA -- A Georgia judge has heard arguments and is considering a complaint that seeks to keep President Barack Obama off the state's ballot. Obama's local attorney Michael Jablonski boycotted Thursday's hearing in Atlanta. Plaintiff's attorneys urged Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi to hold him and the president in contempt. The judge didn't set a timeline for a ruling. About 100 people listened to hours of arguments from the attorneys, who included state Rep. Mark Hatfield, a Waycross Republican. The complaint contends Obama isn't a natural-born U.S. citizen and therefore should not be on the state's ballot. Similar complaints have...
  • OBAMA ELIGIBILITY HEARING TO BE STREAMED LIVE STARTING AT 0900 EST

    01/26/2012 5:55:04 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 1,472 replies · 2+ views
    Article II SUPERPAC ^ | 01/26/2012 | Article II SUPERPAC
    Article II SUPERPAC streaming live video and audio at this link
  • 'Birther' lawyer doesn't expect to see Obama

    01/24/2012 11:14:17 AM PST · by SteveH · 73 replies
    The Daily Report ^ | Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | Mark Niesse
    Attorney for Georgia voter questions president's ballot eligibility Judge Michael Malihi: Obama failed to outline legal authority for argument to quash subpoena. An attorney for a Georgia voter questioning President Barack Obama's eligibility for the March 6 primary said the president probably won't attend a hearing on the issue Thursday, even though a subpoena compelling his appearance stands. Van R. Irion, who represents plaintiff David Welden, acknowledged Monday that Obama likely will avoid the trial-like proceeding before Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings Deputy Chief Judge Michael M. Malihi. [...] "I fully expect Mr. Jablonski to refile on behalf of...
  • Georgia judge orders President Obama to appear in court over 'birthers' suit

    01/23/2012 2:06:45 PM PST · by SteveH · 30 replies
    The Columbus (Ga.) Ldeger-Enquirer ^ | 1/23/2012 | Chuck Williams
    A Georgia judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta Thursday for a hearing on a complaint that says Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen and can’t be president. Orly Taitz, the California attorney who brought the legal challenge to Obama’s name on the March Georgia presidential primary ballot, says this is what she has been working for over the last three years. “This will be 100 times bigger than Watergate,” she said Saturday morning, referring to the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974.
  • Georgia Freepers, I Need Urgent Help!

    01/22/2012 1:30:04 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 94 replies
    butterdezillion
    I need to get in contact with a Georgia attorney who supports the challenges to Obama's eligibility based on his birth certificate forgeries. This is desperately urgent! Can somebody please help me?
  • UPDATE: Would-be robber faced many previous charges(GA)

    01/21/2012 7:26:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    rockdalenews.com ^ | 13 December, 2011 | Michelle Kim
    UPDATE: The would-be robber shot and killed on Saturday had rotated in and out of Rockdale County jail for nearly a decade on charges ranging from simple battery to posession and selling of drugs. Yuhanna Williams, 30, of Covington was booked into the jail at least eight times since August 2001 when he was 21-years-old. Some of the charges he faced were disorderly conduct, simple battery, probation violation, public indecency, DUI, and possession of marijuana and posession with the intent to distribute at a school. -------------------------------------- (Dec. 13, 2010, 11:56 a.m.) Investigators have released the name of the man shot...
  • Judge orders Obama to court over ‘inadmissibility’ for presidency

    01/20/2012 4:26:21 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 20 replies
    RT News line ^ | January 21, 2012 | RT News line
    A judge has ordered US President Barack Obama to appear in an Atlanta court due to a complaint claiming Obama is not a natural-born citizen - making his presidency illegal. Obama, who was born in Hawaii, will not be attending the hearing, which is set for Thursday before an administrative judge. A Georgia resident made the complaint, which is intended to keep the current US leader off the state’s ballot in the March presidential primary. The Atlanta lawsuit is one of many filed across the US, though most have not given the results their authors desired. Obama’s campaign staff say...
  • Ga. Judge Orders President to Appear at Hearing (AP/ABC)

    01/20/2012 3:52:35 PM PST · by SteveH · 41 replies
    A judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta for a hearing on a complaint that says Obama isn't a natural-born citizen and can't be president. It's one of many such lawsuits that have been filed across the country, so far without success. A Georgia resident made the complaint, which is intended to keep Obama's name off the state's ballot in the March presidential primary. An Obama campaign aide says any attempt to involve the president personally will fail and such complaints around the country have no merit.
  • JUDGE ORDERS OBAMA to APPEAR to Testify

    01/20/2012 10:57:39 AM PST · by GregNH · 872 replies
    Atlanta Admin Court ^ | 1/20/2012 | Judge Malihi
    Defendant, President Barack Obama, a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for the office of the President of the United States, has filed a motion to quash the subpoena compelling his attendance at the hearing on January 26, 2012.
  • Police: Self-defense shooting thwarts burglary, appears legal(GA)

    01/19/2012 7:42:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ledger-enquirer.com ^ | 18 January, 2012 | JIM MUSTIAN
    Aside from a 9 mm pistol and 16 years of military experience, Sgt. 1st Class Eddie Waiters was on his own in the wee hours of Tuesday morning when an intruder shattered his window and tried to open the front door of his house. But when Waiters opened fire and shot the would-be burglar in the groin, state law was also on his side, authorities determined after an investigation of the shooting. “If I didn’t have my weapon, I could have been dead,” Waiters said several hours after the 2 a.m. encounter. “The police weren’t there and they wouldn’t have...
  • Columbus homeowner shoots alleged home invader(GA)

    01/18/2012 7:31:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    wltz.com ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Sara Belsole
    COLUMBUS, GA - One Columbus homeowner took full advantage of his second amendment rights this morning. Officials say he shot a man allegedly trying to break into his home on Woodland Drive around 2:30 this morning. "Georgia law says that you can own a handgun in your home and in your vehicle as an extension as your home," Major Randy Robertson with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office says. After shooting the man in the leg, the homeowner and Fort Benning Soldier called police. When they arrived on scene they were able to take the suspect into custody in a neighboring...
  • Indian Americans in Georgia learning to shoot guns after rash of home invasions,

    01/17/2012 2:09:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 1+ views
    suntimes.com ^ | 16 January, 2012 | AP
    ROSWELL, Ga. — A group of Indian-American men are learning to shoot guns after a rash of metro Atlanta home invasions they believe targeted their community. The men gathered Saturday at a firing range in north Fulton County for target practice and to learn about gun safety, WSB-TV reported.
  • Fox News' Bret Baier: Georgia Ballot Access Challenge Against Obama Gets Hearing

    01/06/2012 7:11:27 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 73 replies
    Fox News - BirtherReport ^ | January 6, 2012 | Brett Baier
    Baier: And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine. A state judge in Georgia has denied a motion by the Obama Administration to dismiss a complaint challenging the president's eligibility to be on the ballot there. Attorney Orly Taitz filed the complaint back in November on behalf of a Georgia resident contending Obama is not a natural born citizen and therefore should not be on the March presidential primary in Georgia. You'll remember last year the White House released the president's long form birth certificate, however Taitz, along with many others in the so-called "birther" movement, is still not...
  • Georgia Judge Denies Obama’s Motion to Dismiss in Ballot Challenge

    01/03/2012 11:18:01 AM PST · by iontheball · 17 replies
    Post & Email ^ | January 3, 2012 | Sharon Rondeau
    Jan. 3, 2012) — Atty. Orly Taitz has posted on her website an order from Judge Michael Malihi denying the request of an attorney representing Barack Hussein Obama to dismiss three ballot challenges filed respectively by Taitz, Atty. Van Irion, and Atty. J. Mark Hatfield on behalf of Georgia registered voters and others.
  • BREAKING!!! Georgia Court to Hear Natural Born Citizen Case vs Obama

    01/03/2012 3:01:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies · 2+ views
    The National Patriot ^ | 1/3/12 | Craig Andresen
    The liberty Legal Foundation has announced that the case pending in Georgia, challenging Obama’s eligibility, has been ACCEPTED. This is great news considering Obama and his team of attorneys had been actively trying to have this case DENIED!! The Georgia court in agreeing to hear the case could well be setting the stage for other states in which quite similar cases are pending. Arizona and Tennessee both have such cases waiting right now. This case, in Georgia, deals specifically with the Natural Born Citizen issue. In a previous article, we brought up the Minor vs Happersett case from 1875 in...
  • New Georgia gun licenses bring added security, costs

    01/03/2012 7:37:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    macon.com ^ | 3 January, 2012 | MIKE STUCKA
    Georgia pistol-packing permits aren’t published on paper any more. In recent weeks, local probate court offices have been processing Georgia weapons carry licenses on a new system, which will produce cards that look something like a driver’s license with a photo, holographic seals and other security features. The old paper licenses are much more basic. Jerry Henry, executive director of GeorgiaCarry.Org, said the new licenses at least look better. “The remark I hear most often is the existing ones could be made by a fourth-grader and a crayon,” said Henry, who lives outside Fairburn. He said he objects to the...
  • Wendy's manager shoots robber dead(GA)

    12/30/2011 8:12:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    savannahnow.com ^ | 30 December, 2011 | Constance Cooper
    A Wendy’s manager turned his gun on robbers early Thursday morning and shot a man dead, Savannah-Chatham police say. Robert Cody Dasher, 22, was held up at 12:55 a.m. at the Wilmington Island Wendy’s, located on U.S. 80 near Johnny Mercer Boulevard. Dasher was closing the restaurant when the robbery happened, according to a police report. His employee left the door open after taking out the trash. Two men, their faces covered and wearing black, accosted Dasher inside the restaurant, putting a gun to his head, forcing him into an office and robbing him. The robbers made off with an...
  • Where did the tea party go? Into the trenches

    12/22/2011 3:50:22 PM PST · by JediJones · 5 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/16/2011 | Patrik Jonsson
    Yet for folks like Bill Evelyn, a founder of the State of Georgia Tea Party, the revolution has only begun. Having learned lessons from the past two years – including the necessity of vetting big-office candidates and trying to channel endorsements to avoid splitting tickets – the loosely organized tea party movement has thrown its anchor in the muddy trenches of local politics, reviving the GOP's moribund precinct nomination system, grooming candidates from the ground up, and setting into motion an audacious ground game patterned in part on the Democrat playbook of door-to-door canvasing and kitchen-table convincing.
  • Obama's inclusion on Georgia ballot challenged

    12/16/2011 5:31:52 PM PST · by bushpilot1 · 178 replies
    Five Georgia men have challenged President Barack Obama’s inclusion on next year’s presidential ballot, with at least some citing an oft-discredited theory that Obama is not eligible for office because the Constitution says that a president must be a “natural born citizen.” All the challenges have been made through the Georgia Office of the Secretary of State, which referred them to the state administrative hearings office. Hearings have not yet been set.
  • Gun Goes Off at Checkpoint at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

    12/13/2011 3:51:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 12 December, 2011 | Mark Berman
    A scare at the busiest airport in the world, as a gun goes off at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that TSA agents spotted a .22-caliber Magnum in a bag that was going through the x-ray machine on Sunday. It turns out the gun was loaded with small game pellet ammunition known as "snake" bullets. An Atlanta police officer who responded to the scene was trying to unload the gun when it went off. No one was injured, but the officer wrote in his report: “I was grazed by a pellet fragment on...
  • Georgia Gun Owners going for ‘Constitutional carry’

    12/08/2011 4:29:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 December, 2011 | David Codrea
    Licensing should not be part of exercising the right to keep and bear arms, the grassroots group Georgia Gun Owners asserts in a press release issued today. Announcing the pre-filing of the Georgia “Constitutional Carry” Act of 2012 (HB679) by State Representative Jason Spencer, the bill promises to eliminate the requirement to have a Georgia Weapons Carry License to carry firearms openly or concealed, as is currently established lawful practice in Vermont, Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming. Per Georgia Gun Owners, the legislation will: * Eliminate the mandatory intrusive government requirement for background checks of law-abiding Georgia gun owners; * Eliminate...
  • Ballots with Obama's name facing more legal challenges (Georgia)

    11/29/2011 8:31:10 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 29, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Only a week after there was a formal hearing in the state of New Hampshire on a request to remove Barack Obama's name from the 2012 presidential primary election ballot over allegations of fraud, state officials in Georgia are facing a related request. Activist Carl Swensson, who runs the RiseUpForAmerica.com website, and has been integral in campaigns to have Obama investigated, told WND that not only has he petitioned the state secretary of state, but some half a dozen others have done the same thing. In his complaint letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Swensson wrote that while...
  • Prosecutors drop charges against veteran(GA)

    11/17/2011 6:54:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | 14 November, 2011 | UPI
    ATLANTA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Prosecutors dropped felony charges against an Atlanta veteran who fired four shots into the ground outside his home to scare off a man he suspected was a thief. But while he gained his freedom Friday after seven months in the Fulton County Jail, former Marine David Sturdivant, who served four tours of duty in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart, has lost a kidney after being shot by a police officer, his home, his business and all his possessions, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Sturdivant, 64, could have been freed about two weeks ago if he...
  • Mexican senators seek meeting with Georgia lawmakers over immigration

    11/02/2011 8:38:11 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 48 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 1, 2011 | Jeremy Redmon
    WASHINGTON -- A group of Mexican senators announced Tuesday they are preparing to meet with state legislators in Georgia and four other states next month, hoping to head off more stringent immigration laws like the one Georgia enacted this year.The senators plan to share information with state lawmakers that shows illegal immigrants generally stay out of trouble and contribute to the economy while they are here. Sen. Carlos Jimenez Macias, a member of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, confirmed those plans Tuesday at a workshop on immigration reform in D.C. at the German Marshall Fund, a nonpartisan public policy...
  • Family pleading to parole board not to deport man who killed teens in drunken crash

    11/01/2011 10:29:14 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    WSB-TV -- Atlanta ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | Tom Jones
    MARIETTA, Ga. — Families of three teens killed by a drunk driving illegal immigrant are mounting a campaign to keep him from being paroled and deported. The families believe if Sergio Montelongo-Sanchez is deported back to Mexico he will come back to the U.S. and cause the same type of crash that killed their loved ones on Sandtown Road near Booth 11 years ago. They're also not happy he could be released after serving less than a third of his sentence. "He served just a little over 10 years. That's not very long for killing three beautiful young people," Delores...
  • Candidates make push for Senate seat(GA)

    10/29/2011 7:18:54 AM PDT · by marktwain
    times-georgian.com ^ | 29 October, 2011 | Winston Jones
    The event was billed as a candidate forum, but it quickly shaped up as a battle among the participants to stand out in a crowded field for a single vacant state Senate seat. Seven of nine District 28 candidates participated in the Thursday night forum at Whitesburg Elementary School, sponsored by the Carrollton-Carroll County League of Women Voters. About 50 people were in the audience. The Senate district represents a portion of Carroll County. The other two candidates, unable to attend, sent representatives to deliver prepared opening statements, the only recourse allowed them under forum rules. All candidates want to...
  • Halloween Scare-o-lers hit the streets

    10/27/2011 8:33:36 AM PDT · by OgeXam · 4 replies
    WRWR The Patriot ^ | 10/26/2011 | Brandon Evans
    Everyone has heard of Christmas Carolers, but a group of people have hit the streets to do some Halloween Scare-o-ling. The group, which is singing for charity and helping in the fight against cancer, has altered traditional Christmas Carols and made them more Halloween-friendly.
  • Video: Camouflaged Woman Shot Dead(OH)

    10/18/2011 5:55:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    canton-ga.patch.com ^ | 14 October, 2011 | Rodney Thrash
    When Fred Whitmore's wife left for work, Barbara Smith of Canton slipped into her former co-worker's Ball Ground home with a gun. Update 5 p.m. Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, just released the identities of the homeowner and the woman in this morning's fatal shooting near Ball Ground. This is what he had to say: "Inside the home they located the homeowner, Fred Stanley Whitmore, 54 years old of Canton, and a deceased person dressed in camouflage and wearing a mask. Whitmore explained that shortly after his wife left for work he heard a noise...
  • Dale Cardwell: Government abuse happens all the time

    10/13/2011 4:33:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    cherokeetribune.com ^ | 13 October, 2011 | Dale Cardwell
    I support the Second Amendment. That might seem like a strange subject for your consumer investigator, so allow me to explain. I’ve wrestled with how much say the government should have in our right to bear arms my entire adult life. I’ve reported many cases of innocent children accidentally shot and killed through the negligence of adults who didn’t secure their firearms. Those are gut-wrenching experiences. I was sharing one such case with a friend when he expressed his reasons for supporting the right of private citizens to bear arms. He said, “the fear of an uprising from armed citizens...
  • Even Liberal Supporters Have Been Silenced

    10/11/2011 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 11,2011 | annem040359
    While watching the video of a group of “Occupy Atlanta” this past Saturday that instead I was watching instead something from out of a “Star Trek” tv episode and it is those feared aliens, “The Borg”. While USA House of Representatives John Lewis, (D/GA) was in attendance with members of the MSM or news media. Rep. Lewis, who was active in the American civil rights movement and is involved in liberal politics. What Rep. Lewis with MSM had seen was nothing short than shocking. It was even SHOCKING for me to even watch this video. These people were not speaking...
  • Undocumented Student's Criminal Case Reopened

    10/07/2011 3:13:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | October 07, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    MARIETTA, Ga. - A judge has reopened a criminal case against an undocumented college student in Georgia who was nearly deported after being charged with traffic violations and arrested. Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley on Friday asked prosecutors to meet with the sheriff to determine whether a pretrial diversion program is appropriate for Jessica Colotl. Immigration authorities have deferred action on her case.
  • Alabama's message for Oregon: self-defeat

    10/06/2011 8:46:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    OregonLive.com ^ | October 06, 2011 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    You'd think a killer virus was set loose upon northeast Alabama over the past week. That's how quickly people rushed into panic, some of them packing up and feeding pets for the last time before driving over the state line. And among those who stayed, thousands went into seclusion: Children avoided school and pregnant women stayed home, afraid to go to the hospital. This is the price of having a last name like Gonzalez or Rodriguez and being undocumented in a state that fears Latino people are ruining the party. This is not new. But Alabama's new immigration law --...