Georgia lawmaker authors bill eliminating mandatory carry permits for gun owners.

Posted on December 8, 2011 by


State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, would make state gun-carrying licenses voluntary.  Spencer calls the bill the “Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2012.”   It will come up in the next legislative session and is bound to receive backing by a large majority of Georgia’s voting pubic

State lawmakers since Nov. 15 have been allowed to submit proposed laws and resolutions in advance of next year’s legislative session, which begins Jan. 9.

Per Georgia Gun Owners, the legislation will:

  • Eliminate the mandatory intrusive government requirement for background checks of law-abiding Georgia gun owners;
  • Eliminate the mandatory requirement for taxes or “fees” be paid to county governments across the state, some of which add up to more than $100;
  • Eliminate mandatory government fingerprinting requirements;
  • Eliminate mandatory trips to county probate courts in order to carry openly or concealed;
  • Eliminate mandatory county government-imposed weapons license waiting periods;
  • Leave the current Georgia Weapons Carry License in place as a voluntary license, for the sake of reciprocity; the license will no longer be mandatory to carry open or concealed in Georgia.

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