Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp praised Georgia 2nd Amendment for their efforts at the State Capitol before signing Senate Bill 319, which makes Georgia a permitless carry state, into law. Following the official signing ceremony at Gable’s Sporting Goods in Douglasville, GA2A issued the following statement:
“We were honored to stand with Governor Kemp, state lawmakers, and fellow 2A supporters today for the signing of SB319,” said Jerry Henry, Executive Director of GA2A. “Georgia is now joining a long list of states that no longer require law-abiding Americans to secure a license to exercise their fundamental, 2nd Amendment Rights. This new law will help Georgians protect their loved ones – and themselves – from harm.
“While proud of our efforts at the State Capitol to pass permitless carry and stop legislation to undermine gun rights in the Peach State, the fight to “Shield the 2nd” in Georgia is far from over. Going forward, we will continue to advocate for key provisions of Senate Bill 259, which died in the final moments of the 2022 Legislative Session. From allowing firearms to be carried in places of worship to stopping local governments from banning the discharge of weapons on 10 acres of property or more, GA2A will work around the clock to ensure these key measures become law next year.
“We are grateful for Senator Jason Anavitarte, Senator Jeff Mullis, Representative Alan Powell, and Representative Rick Jasperse for their tireless efforts and unmatched support at the State Capitol. These lawmakers are true heroes of the 2nd Amendment.”