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Sen. Staton Applauds Passage of Second Amendment Protection Bill
Sen. Staton Applauds Passage of Second Amendment Protection Bill

 

Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon) applauds the passage of Senate Bill 101, which passed by a vote of 41 to 10. This legislation would allow out-of-state weapons carry licenses to be recognized in Georgia and protect the Second Amendment rights of all Georgians regardless of residence or economic status.

“I am pleased by the passage of Senate Bill 101 today,” said Sen. Staton. “This legislation is an important measure to further protect the Second Amendment rights of all Georgians.” The right to bear arms is one of the most fundamental rights of our nation, and must be preserved for future generations.”

SB 101 proposes five measures within the bill, including:

  • Preventing public housing authorities from restricting the lawful possession of firearms by tenants in lease agreements
  • Authorizing non-Georgia residents with a weapons carry license to carry their weapon legally in Georgia
  • Removing the costly and superfluous state required license currently required for a firearms dealer and requiring only a Federal Firearms License
  • Allowing persons between the ages of 18 - 21 to possess a weapon carry license provided they have completed basic training, or are active duty or those without a dishonorable discharge from any U.S. military branch
  • Strengthening confidentiality and prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of license holders

SB 101 is one of several weapons bills being considered during the 2013 legislative session by the Georgia General Assembly. The bill will now transfer to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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