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ATLANTA, GA – Peach State grassroots gun rights organization, GeorgiaCarry.org (GCO) issues a bold statement about the state of gun rights and the apparent demise in a working relationship with the GA. State Republican Party. In an email to its members, GCO made the following comments.

“After a long successful run in the restoration of our rights here in GA, the Republican Party has turned its back on gun rights, apparently in favor of the liberal voters in the metro area they wish to attract.  We have heard nothing but promises for the last 4 years with absolutely no movement in the gun rights arena. The only thing that was done during the last four years that affected gun owners was the repeal of the citizen’s arrest law, which is part of common law and has been with us since before Georgia became a state.  We could say a lot about this fiasco but will refrain for now.”

“We expected more from a supposedly conservative General Assembly.  Now, we must face the truth about how the Georgia General Assembly, or at least the leadership in the General Assembly really feel about you and your gun rights.” 

The Speaker of the House has been against any movement for the last 4 years.  The Lt. Governor has never lifted a finger to help move a gun bill and is unlikely to do so this year as he is not running again.  The Governor has also done nothing to make sure our bills get moved through the chambers. No need to mention the rest of the leadership as they don’t have the power to override the Speaker or Lt. Governor.”

“Of course, as usual, that could change since an election is coming next year and they will need your vote once again.  Lately however, that has not meant a lot to the leadership.”