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TEA Party meeting on gun control draws packed crowd


Jeff Anderson of Georgia Carry addresses a packed TEA Party meeting last week at Chattahoochee Tech.

When he was 38 years old, Jeff Anderson was nearly robbed in his car in Athens, Ga.

Anderson, who is now a lifetime member of the state gun rights advocacy group, Georgia Carry, told the Pickens County TEA Party last week that he averted the attack by flashing the handgun that had been tucked in his glove box since the early 1990s.

That day, he said, changed his life.

“That night I found Georgia Carry on the Internet when I was looking for Georgia gun laws,” Anderson told the packed house at Chattahoochee Technical College, “because I knew I wasn’t going to be lucky the next time. I was 38 at the time and never voted in my life and wasn’t signed up to vote.

“Georgia Carry encouraged me to get to know my representatives and ask them out to lunch and get these laws changed,” he said.


Read more from the meeting in our print edition now on sale or our e-edition.


Kurt Martin
+1 #1 Kurt Martin 2012-02-05 21:05
I met Jeff at our local Kroger on Hwy 53 last year. He was openly carrying his pistol, and I was carrying mine concealed. We're both members of GeorgiaCarry.or g, and we've chatted about guns and gun laws on the GeorgiaPacking. org website, too. I'm glad he gave this presentation. You go, Jeff !
P.S. Editors, please note that the name of the group is not just "Georgia Carry." It's GeorgiaCarry.or g" That's the real name they're incorporated under, and you can look it up on the Secretary of State's website.
0 #2 mountainpass 2012-02-09 02:12
Kurt I appreciate your response.

I really want to express my thanks to the Pickens County Progress for running it on the front page and I especially want to thanks Miss Reinhardt for the article!

I truly believe the 2A battle can be won with reason.

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