January 2013 Newsletter-Legislative Action

Gun Legislation in Georgia

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Constitution of the United States, Amendment II, Ratified December 15, 1791

H.B. 35, introduced January 15th by Representative Paul Battles, authorizes local boards of education to designate one or more administrators in each school to possess and carry firearms within a school safety zone or school building, at a school function, or on school property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the school.

Designated personnel must obtain a weapons carry license and complete the basic training course for peace officers administered by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council or a training course developed specifically for school administrators. The board of education would pay for the necessary and recurring training for the designated administrators.

ACTION: Support. Contact House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee at 404 463-3793 and ask to speak with each member. Representatives Powell, Ch., Taylor, V-Ch.; Atwood, Sec.; Cooke; Frazier; Glanton; Greene; Hightower; Hitchens; Holcomb; M. Jackson; Lumsden; Neal; Talton; and Waites.

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