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Anti-gun SB1 Moving in GA Senate (Republicans Stab Gun Owners in the Back)

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  1. johnr

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    Anti-gun SB1 Moving in GA Senate (Republicans Stab Gun Owners in the Back)
    Citizens for Safe Government (a no compromise gun owners' rights organization) ^ | 2/20/03 | CSG - email alert


    Posted on 02/21/2003 6:24 AM EST by from occupied ga


    (Atlanta, Thursday, February 20) -- Good news: the HB197 Stealth Triggerlock bill is temporarily stalled in the Georgia House. In the face of relentless pressure from gun owners, to the amazement of many observers, the HB197 juggernaut ground to a halt this week. To everybody who helped resist this back door attack on your rights: you are great activists!

    Now the BAD NEWS: no sooner did gun owners gain the upper hand in the House, the so-called "Child Endangerment" coalition of anti-gunners, metro-area prosecutors, and "Hillary Clinton-clone" child-grabbers scurried across the Capitol to plead their case with State Senate boss Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah).

    You remember 3 weeks ago, Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Charlie Tanksley (R-Marietta) tried to sneak the HB197 Stealth Triggerlock language through his committee as a substitute for SB1 when he thought nobody was looking.

    But CSG was there and caught him red-handed. And your overwhelming response shut him down. Then Senate bosses told Mr. Tanksley to cool it and that's when HB197 was formally introduced in the House.

    Coalition ringleaders were shocked gun owners stalled HB197 in the House. They went hat-in-hand to Sen. Johnson, whom they don't like, but is known to be a compromiser. And for a price, Mr. Johnson stabbed gun owners in the back by cutting a deal to support the SB1 substitute.

    Yesterday, in a snap meeting, a Senate subcommittee approved SB1 with the Stealth Triggerlock language, and yep, you guessed it: a rider added by Sen. Johnson (to jack up certain penalties for contributing to the deprivation of a minor). CSG Legislative Director Bill Phillips made the hearing, but this time the opposition was ready and waiting.

    The deal means the anti-gunners are rolling again, Sen. Johnson looks tough on crime, and the Stealth Triggerlock legislation (now SB1) is out of its cage in the Senate.

    Bill Phillips declared, "They might have got the jump on us with this double-cross, but we're not going to sit around and let them get away with it."

    Pressure works! It's vital you act immediately to send the politicians a message they shouldn't stab you in the back. Your right to self-defense is on the line in the Georgia State Senate.

    Action Items

    1. This is crucial: call the office of Sen. President Pro Tem Eric Johnson as soon as possible at 404-656-5109 and leave a message you're disappointed he's supporting the SB1 substitute with the HB197 Stealth Triggerlock language by House anti-gun ringleader Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur).

    2. Make double-sure your message gets through by sending Sen. Johnson a FAX at 404-657-9727, calling his Savannah office at 912-354-4626, or e-mailing him at: ejohnson@legis.state.ga.us

    3. Forward this alert to every gun owner you know.

    The second half of the Georgia Stealth Triggerlock battle has begun. Stay tuned--CSG will keep you posted.

    Citizens for Safe Government, Inc.
    P.O. Box 813764
    Smyrna, GA 30081
    csg@arms.org
     
  2. Grin&Barrett

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    grrrr:cuss: may have to rethink my move!
     
  3. blowsomethingup

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    seems to me president bush isnt getting much support for the war effort.maybe if gun owners speek up and support bush he may be able to influence the other cheeseballs in congress.
    what do you think?
     
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    Agree!
     
  5. Midnight

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    You guys do realize this is in the Georgia congress, right?
     
  6. Blackhawk

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    Here's the actual link: http://www.arms.org/hb197.htm and the source article:
     
  7. RCReecer

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    Where can I get more info on this bill? I'd like to know the parameters and have an idea of what I am talking about before opening my mouth.
     
  8. Hardtarget

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    I just have to wonder...if the intended victim would be held criminally liable if his gun were not locked( trigger locked and "not ready for self defense")...would the law add aggrevating circumstances to charges against the BG if his gun is not trigger locked when the attack starts? That "even playing field" is a scary thing to the antis, isn't it? :mad:
    Mark
    sorry...I'm just ranting a little... this kind if stuff just bugs me a bit.
     
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