HB-1358 Sabotages Constitutional Carry!
When SB-319 passed out of the Senate recently, it was a fantastic Constitutional Carry bill that did everything Georgians needed it to do to restore our right to keep and bear arms without needing government permission.
Now, Speaker Ralston and Rep. Mandi Ballinger are intentionally trying to kill SB-319 with their own watered-down version of Constitutional Carry, known as HB-1358. Instead of simply getting the state out of the business of regulating our freedoms as SB-319 does, this House language severely limits which Georgians can utilize Constitutional Carry!
If you have any criminal proceedings pending against you — like a traffic ticket — Constitutional Carry won’t apply. If you have gone to an alcohol treatment center in the past five years, Constitutional Carry won’t apply to you. And if you have so much as a pot conviction from 10, 20, or even 30 years ago, Constitutional Carry won’t apply to you!
This isn’t Constitutional Carry. This is what David Ralston wants you to think passes for Constitutional Carry. Instead of doing what’s right for law abiding gun owners, Ralston is working to protect his own caucus in advance of the 2022 primaries.
That’s why the House Rules Committee needs to amend HB-1358 and fix the definition of a ‘lawful weapons carrier’ before it’s too late!
So please use our automated system to send this PRE-WRITTEN EMAIL to the members of the Rules Committee and insist that they fix the issues with this bill before it goes to the House floor for a final vote!