Georgia Halts More Gun Control with Anti-Gunner HB60

When I lived in California (for 25-years), it became increasingly difficult to watch the state legislature chip away at the 2nd Amendment (along with other amendments). Each county in California had its own rules as far as granting concealed weapons permits (CCW). In our county (one of the most conservative in the entire state), it was a “may issue,” which simply meant that when a person applied for a concealed weapons permit, the sheriff may or may not issue a permit to you.

This would be after you took the mandatory training course ($150.00), then filled out the proper paperwork and paid the fee ($230.00) for the privilege of having a CCW that was renewable every two years. Even after you did all that, if the sheriff did not believe your reason for wanting a CCW was good enough, your application could be denied.

If you were fortunate enough to obtain a CCW, only the specific guns listed on the permit were eligible to be carried, and the serial numbers of each gun were also listed on the permit. There was room for three, so if you happened to grab the wrong gun on the way out of the house that was not listed on the permit, it would create problems if a law enforcement officer (LEO) had reason to ask to see your permit.

Good question that the left can't seem to answer...

Good question that the left can't seem to answer...

Once you obtained a permit, you were good in any part of the state.

Yes, there were restrictions like federal buildings, etc., but your permit was recognized in any county of California, except San Francisco. These cops chose deliberately not to recognize a CCW and would routinely take (steal) your gun from you. If you wanted it back, you had to sue, and when/if you did get the gun back, it was usually in unworkable condition. This happened to several of my friends who had been pulled over for speeding and dutifully told the officer that they were legally carrying.

There were (and are) a couple of senators who were always on the warpath where guns were concerned. Sen. Dianne Feinstein was/is probably the worst. Feinstein jumped on the bandwagon after tragic events like Sandy Hook to try desperately to get new anti-gun legislation through the ranks and into law. Feinstein introduced legislation in 1994 to ban so-called “assault” weapons and had continued on that path of gun rights destruction since then.

Interestingly enough, Feinstein also has a concealed weapons permit, but Democrat lawmakers are never one to allow hypocrisy to stand in their way of getting something done. After all, they’re “special” people and certainly far more important than average citizens, though they have no problem propping up victims of Sandy Hook or other tragedies in an effort to push their agendas.

Now of course, Feinstein wants to ban all semi-auto pistols and rifles and wants Obama to do so through an executive order (EO). EOs have no real jurisdiction or force of law behind them and are only really supposed to be used between agencies in the federal government. Congress fails understand the difference and doesn't seem to know what to do about Obama’s overreach except to try to make a law that will allegedly force him to obey the law.

The state of Georgia has its own rules for obtaining a CCW. It involves filling out an application, paying less than $100.00 and having your fingerprints sent to the FBI for a background check. If you’re clear, in two weeks or so you’ll receive your permit in the mail. It lasts for five years before it needs to be renewed and no guns are listed on the permit, which means you can carry any gun you legally own.

But now, Georgia has done even more to make certain the rights of law-abiding citizens are upheld under the 2nd Amendment. A new, sweeping gun law – HB60 – was recently passed by both the House and Senate in Georgia and now waits for Gov. Nathan Deal’s signature. The new law – dubbed “guns everywhere” by naysayers and opponents – will allow those with CCW permits to carry inside their house of worship if allowed by that church. Anti-Gunner HB60 restores some of the rights under the 2nd Amendment that the left has removed.

Now, under HB60 (if signed into law by Deal), if a church allows people to carry their concealed weapons inside the church, they are free to do so. The other sticking point involved using suppressors or silencers while hunting and HB60 allows hunters to use silencers.

It’s great to be part of a state that recognizes the validity of the 2nd Amendment and treats law-abiding citizens as adults. The left can argue all they want about people with guns, but normally, they put all gun-owners in the same category:

criminals/crazies. The left believes every gun has a mind of its own and will "go off" at any moment, because they think that people don't control guns, but guns control people. This is why they want to rid society of them, but will never be able to do so. They speak of guns as if they have souls, a will, and a mind to think. It's a subtle way of putting a gun in the "evil" category and bypassing the fact that evil people do evil things with guns, not the other way around.

I've discussed the Global Elite (GE) on many occasions in many different articles previously (at my own blog or other places), and one of the things they want to do is eliminate guns from society. That is something that is so patently obvious to anyone who can think critically, yet there are people who refuse to believe it for one reason or another.

Regardless of the gun-related tragedies that have occurred in America over the past few years and the way the Democrat lawmakers grab onto those tragedies to use them for their own benefit and agenda, there are still legislators who know the truth and want to do what is right. Obviously, those here in Georgia are among them.

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About Fred DeRuvo
Fred DeRuvo is the author of numerous articles and a growing number of Name Your Linkbooks related to conservative theology and politics. Fred received his Bachelor's degree from Philadelphia College of Bible and his Masters from Tyndale Theological Seminary. Fred received his Th.D from Northwestern Theological Seminary in Florida. Listen to Fred’s program and on MPR 105.3 FM in the Philippines. Fred began Study-Grow-Know Ministries several years ago where he fights the scourge of Leftist politics and policies that seem to be gaining a foothold in America. His blogs include Study, Grow, Know and Politically Correct Morass.
  • John62

    Our governor in Idaho recently signed a bill "allowing" enhanced conceal carry on college campuses. You should've heard the libs squealing over that one! The mush-for-brains were happy with a gun-free zone sign. Complete zombies!

  • Plow Comms

    Liberals' war against our Constitution and our Bill of Rights must cease.

  • overkills

    do away with the ccw permit. that is still gun control. they know who has guns . support the CONSTITUTION and our FREEDOM.

  • MontieR

    Go Georgia.

  • William 1

    I love my Georgia! Wake up Michigsn!

  • Johnstoirvin

    I have hunted for many years in Oregon and was wondering why a hunter would use a silencer? Do hunters in Georgia hunt inside city limits and use silencers so as not to wake homeowners during the morning hunt? Do they use a silencer to pick off one deer at a time and not scare off the rest of the group? Just kidding about that, but I honestly have never heard of using a silencer while hunting. Can someone enlighten me?

    • Johnstoirvin

      Never mind, I googled it and found several benefits and also that it is legal in my state. Learn something new every day, I guess.

  • The Watchman

    I have to ask Fred, please do not take offense. But you lived in California for what, 25 years? How much active participation were you involved in regarding the 2nd Amendment and it's protection against elected officials (servants of the people) who were chipping away at your Amendment rights?

    • Tim Brown

      Fred, got smart and moved to Georgia:) He has also been actively involved in politics, recently running for office.

  • Patriot Games

    Pennsylvania CCW Permit - Application, $25 fee (good for 5 years), picture, background check.
    I had my permit in 3 working days.

    • Paladin67

      I'm from Pennsylvania too.
      The Sheriff dept. ran a background check while I sat waiting for my picture. It only took a few minutes. Even with the wait time (I was about 7th in line), I was in and out in about an hour with my CCW.

    • Patriot Games

      right on... PA is awesome.



  • Bigman

    I'm so very proud of our Southern neighbors and the interest they show in maintaining the guts of the 2nd Ammendment. I pray that Louisiana will follow suit and show our support
    of the same.........jim/louisiana

  • Jeff

    Freedom is guaranteed under the constitution as well as the right to bear arms. This current government and leadership is the main reason our forefathers wrote this document. The only way to show them this is to let them know we are 100% invested in protecting these rights which were bought at a terrible price to ensure the freedom of future generations (US).

  • colsooonscoorner

    I think the libs want total gun confiscation, from law abiding citizens. They have a mania for control. Of course the crook doesn't give up his gun, and hey who cares if he shoots Mr or Mrs law abiding citizen or your kids. Sure like Georgia's laws, they have common sense.

    Wish more legislators did.