U.S. Law Shield is pleased to announce that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law, HB 60.
As previously reported, this law will:
- — Remove fingerprinting for renewal of Weapons Carry Licenses (WCL).
- — Prohibit the state from creating and maintaining a database of WCL holders.
- — Create an “absolute” defense to any violations in the “Carrying and Possession of Firearms” or “Transportation Passenger Safety” sections of the law, for the legal use of deadly force in the face of a violent attack.
- — Lower the age, from 21 to 18, to obtain a WCL for self-defense for active duty military or those who have been honorably discharged, with basic training.
- — Allows for the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting on own private property, private property with verifiable permission from the owner to use a suppressor, or on public lands in areas designated for such hunting.
- — Repeal the unnecessary and duplicative state-required license for a firearms dealer, instead requiring only a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
- — Prohibit a ban on firearms in public housing, ensuring that the right to self-defense should not be infringed based on where one calls home.
- — Codify the ability to legally carry, with a WCL, in non-secure areas of airports.
- — State that under a declared state of emergency, all law-abiding gun owners will not have their Second Amendment rights restricted or infringed by executive authority through Emergency Powers protection.
- — Strengthen current firearms preemption statutes through further clarification of the regulatory authority of local governments, excluding firearm discharge ordinances.
- — Remove the sweeping restrictions on legally carrying a firearm with a WCL in bars, leaving this decision to private property owners.
- — Allowing for churches to opt-in for legal carry with only a civil penalty of a $100 if a person happens to carry into a prohibited church unknowingly.
What do you think about the new Georgia law?
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