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    Georgia House approves proposal that keeping a gun in the glovebox or console is NOT CC!!

    http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ha....asp?ID=111602

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    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pa...p;pageId=3.2.1




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    Just to expand a little, HB89 passed the Georgia House and was passed the the Senate where it is in, I think, the Judiciary Committee. It is not law yet.

    If/when it passes the Senate, un-amended, it may be July before it becomes law.

    Those ofyou who are interested in Georgia gun laws and legislation can go to http://www.georgiapacking.org.


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    BobCav wrote:
    Georgia House approves proposal that keeping a gun in the glovebox or console is NOT CC!!

    http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ha....asp?ID=111602

    and another:

    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pa...p;pageId=3.2.1


    A few clarifying statements regarding the above. Georgia law already allows carry in the glovebox or center console or "open and fully exposed to view." In addition, Those holding a firearms license may conceal anywhere in the vehicle. This bill would allow those without a license to conceal anywhere in the vehicle.

    This would help those without a license because the probate courts are taking 6 months to issue a license that should be issued in 60 days.

    This would help those who leave a gun under the seat when their wife, who has no firearms license, borrows the car and gets stopped by the police for speeding.

    The bill is in the Senate Judiciary committee, where it is not expected to get a hearing until after crossover day, as the committee is concentrating on hearing Senate bills so that they can cross over into the House.

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    Malum Prohibitum wrote:
    The bill is in the Senate Judiciary committee, where it is not expected to get a hearing until after crossover day, as the committee is concentrating on hearing Senate bills so that they can cross over into the House.
    Sorry, I forgot to update here.

    I testified 8 days ago at the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of the bill. Two other witnesses testified, both members of GCO. http://www.georgiacarry.org/

    GCO was the only group to offer witnesses in support of the bill, just as in the House side's hearings. There was stiff opposition from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgians for Gun Safety, and even a lady from the PTA (who hysterically recited that she was there "for the children," although I never quite did catch whether she had some point about the bill).

    The first police witness stated that she personally favored outlawing guns in cars completely.

    The second police witness admitted that he did not understand the bill, and, when pressed by a Senator whether he realized that his main criticism was not a part of the bill, responded, "I have no answer to that."

    The third police witness yelled at the Senate Judiciary Committee, "Don't you people have anything better to do!?!" This resulted in laughter from the anti-gun people in the hearing room behind me, but the Senators were not amused.

    It passed.

    Now it is in the Senate Rules Committee, where itneeds toreceive a hearingto be sent to the full Senate for a vote.

    This bill that GCO has been pushing is further along than any other gun bill in the General Assembly (including the two NRA bills).

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    Bill is dead. NRA killed it.

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