Gov. Purdue Signed HB 89 Gun Law Reform

Hurrah! The Governor finally signed House Bill 89, which will greatly improve the gun laws in Georgia, especially for weapons permit holders. We’ve been writing about the bill in various forms since at least February of 2007. Various provisions have moved from one bill to another, and not all of them made it into the final version. We still have work to do next year, but this is a great day for gun owners in Georgia.

This post describes the bill as passed, and now signed into law. The law takes effect on July 1, 2008, so hang on a little longer before riding MARTA, walking across Centennial Park, or visiting that non-fast-food restaurant.

Lets all thank Governor Sonny Purdue for signing this bill into law (even if he did take his sweet time).

Thanks again to GeorgiaCarry.org for their efforts to get this bill passed. Click the link and join and/or contribute today.

Thanks to GCO members Sen. John Douglas and Rep. Timothy Bearden who were instrumental in getting this legislation passed.

The NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) also deserves our thanks.

Finally, thanks to all of you who wrote and called legislators and Governor Purdue in support of this bill, and who wrote posts in your own blogs, wrote to local newspapers, voted in polls, spoke to friends, and did what was necessary to make this happen.

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