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Georgia Gun Owners launches grassroots push to repeal gun free zones

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Special to the Journal

Atlanta -Today, Georgia Gun Owners (GGO) launched a statewide grassroots campaign to pressure Governor Nathan Deal, Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to publicly support and call for passage of pro-gun legislation — without “poison pill,” anti-gun amendments.

GGO’s supporters across the state began calling all three elected officials today at the Capitol in Atlanta INSISTING they make passage of pro-gun legislation a top priority.

“During the 2013 meeting of the Georgia General Assembly, Republican leadership schemed behind the scenes to add in ‘poison pill’ amendments in order to crush pro-gun legislation.  The members and supporters of Georgia Gun Owners called them on it last year, and we will be watching closely this year to make sure they don’t do it again,” said Patrick Parsons, Georgia Gun Owners Executive Director

Supporters of Georgia Gun Owners are calling for the REPEAL of prohibitions on carrying in places of worship, on college and university campuses, and government buildings in the state of Georgia.

Gun owners are also making it clear to Nathan Deal, David Ralston and Casey Cagle that they are OPPOSED to all forms of gun control including new “mental health” mandates, mandatory-government training, new taxes or fees on gun owners and any “poison” pill amendments designed to stop pro-gun legislation.

GGO volunteers and staff are at the Capitol in Atlanta today delivering more than 107,000 signed online petitions against gun control to Nathan Deal, David Ralston and Casey Cagle.

“There is absolutely no excuse for Republican leadership to play political games any longer with our gun rights.  Gun owners want the restoration of their Second Amendment rights in Georgia now.  With Governor Deal and Speaker Ralston facing pro-gun primary challengers from the right, it would be wise of them to quickly call for clean ‘up or down’ votes on pro-gun legislation,” said Parsons.

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