By John Velleco
State Rep. Jason Spencer introduced legislation that will allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without first having to get a permit from the government.
Rep. Spencer told Georgia Gun Owners that, “Law-abiding citizens should not have to be fingerprinted and cataloged like common criminals just to be able to defend themselves, their family and their property.”
Indeed, violent thugs will not show up at the police station or sheriff’s office to apply for a permit. Yet, law-abiding gun owners are forced to apply for a permit, pay fees that can total more than $100, submit fingerprints, and then wait for approval.
All that to exercise what is supposed to be a fundamental, individual right.
The Georgia Constitution reads: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have the power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne.”
Well, hats off to Rep. Spencer for “prescribing” a manner of carry that truly respects the liberty of the people. His bill, HB 679, is great news for PeachState gun owners.
ACTION: Please contact your Representative and ask him or her to support HB 679.