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Jasperse introduces gun law legislation

Bill will increase the number of places Georgians can carry firearms

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A major new piece of Second Amendment legislation was introduced last week in the Georgia General Assembly by State Rep. Rick Jasperse, who represents Pickens County. The legislation would increase the number of places Georgians can carry firearms, including churches, bars and college campuses.

            "We're trying to open up some places where the rule followers can go,” said State Rep. Rick Jasperse. “This is not about making us a more armed society. It allows the rule followers to take care of themselves if they need to."

 

            H.B. 512, known as the “Safe Carry Protection Act,” was introduced by Jasperse. It would also allow men and women over the age of 18 who are serving in the military or have been honorably discharged from the military to be able to purchase a gun.

See additional reporting on  Safe Carry Protection Act in this week's print edition.

 

            The bill would specifically reduce the number of off-limits places and eliminate the need for fingerprinting when citizens are applying for a renewal of their permits.

            "The bill is to help the people that I call the ‘rule followers’,” said Jasperse.  "They want to do what's right. They have already gone to the trouble and expense of getting a license, of having background checks and fingerprints and a mental health check. Then, they have taken on the responsibility of carrying the weapon.  Then they have to figure out where they can and can't carry the weapon.”            

            The bill was co-sponsored by five fellow Republican representatives, including John Meadows of Calhoun and Mandi Ballinger of Canton.

             “The purpose for the Second Amendment… was to guarantee that the citizens would be able to ensure the protection of their liberties and families -from any source whether it is bad guys, or encroachments upon our liberties by government,” said Jasperse.

            The bill is currently in a House Committee and could be voted on this week by the full House. Jasperse is expected to present the bill to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee Monday afternoon.

            Citizens can follow the progress of this bill and all others by going to www.legis.ga.gov/

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul R
+1 #21 Paul R 2013-03-14 21:28
PC you think all gun owners have low IQs and are racist?
And what do you base that on? I actually think the word you are looking for is prejudice. Wow you are an IDIOT. Look it up. Yet another child left behind. Uniformed people like you are more detrimental to this country than any gun bill. Have you ever been in the military or contributed anything to this great country other than your opinion? Oh yea me? Marine, IQ 145 , and Certified Pistol Instructor. This is my last post on this because you never argue with a fool people might confuse the two.
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Charles O. Hendrix J
-3 #22 Charles O. Hendrix J 2013-03-16 02:22
Quoting Paul R:
PC you think all gun owners have low IQs and are racist?
And what do you base that on? I actually think the word you are looking for is prejudice. Wow you are an IDIOT. Look it up. Yet another child left behind. Uniformed people like you are more detrimental to this country than any gun bill. Have you ever been in the military or contributed anything to this great country other than your opinion? Oh yea me? Marine, IQ 145 , and Certified Pistol Instructor. This is my last post on this because you never argue with a fool people might confuse the two.


Someone claiming to have an IQ of 145 would know to proof read or use a spell checker? "UNIFORMED" people? Really,, and you call others an idiot? lmao.. OK Einstein. As long as we are making claims of how much smarter we are than everyone else, I claim to be a brain surgeon..lol (I'm not but I did serve over 20 years wearing a uniform) Is it okay if I speak my mind? Do I qualify?
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Paul R
0 #23 Paul R 2013-03-18 20:02
Wow Charles misspelled one word, if thats all you got then why post and yes I called pc an idiot. Since you are a brain surgeon maybe you can solve your crainial rectal inversion! Idiot. What uniform? If you were proud of that fact you would have specified
And just where did I say that I was smarter than anyone?
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Paul R
0 #24 Paul R 2013-03-18 20:07
So Chuck do you agree with PC in his last post?
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Charles O. Hendrix J
-1 #25 Charles O. Hendrix J 2013-03-18 20:14
I will be delivering a petition in opposition to H.B 512 on Wednesday the 20th to the Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee hearing of HB 512, the Georgia State Senate and Gov Deal. Currently there are people that have signed on in opposition from over 75 cities throughout Georgia. There is an additional petition that will be presented at the same time. Between the two petitions we have people that have signed on in opposition to this "political" based nonsense from over 130 cities. This is nothing but an attempt by some people in politics to be able to say in the future, "I stood up for your second amendments rights when I voted in favor of H.B. 512." There is not a single thinking person that believes an individual being in possession of a gun while consuming alcohol in a bar will "make people safer". That is preposterous and anyone that believes that needs their brain examined.
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