Governor Deal continues to meddle with pro-gun legislation. The “compromise” language to HB 875 his “yes-men” in the Senate presented today was quite simply, TRASH!
It’s obvious Deal and company want all gun bills DEAD in 2014.
Over in the House, seeing that the Senate and Governor were in effect killing HB 875 [and gun legislation for the year], they added HB 875 language into another gun bill that has already passed both the House and the Senate — HB 60.
What this does is allows for that bill to go to the Senate while bypassing a committee hearing. This was a last-ditch effort by the House.
But still, the Georgia State Senate and the Governor remain the biggest obstacle.
If HB 60 passes the Senate, it goes to the Governor. But what we expect is for the Governor, his “yes-men,” Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Senator Ronnie Chance, Senator Charlie Bethel, Senator Jesse Stone, Senator Cecil Staton and others, to do everything in their power to KILL the bill.
At best, we believe this bill could go to a conference committee [3 members from the House and Senate]. You may remember last year — gun legislation went to a conference committee and the committee put out a TRASH compromise bill loaded down with gun control.
While the hour is late today, I’m asking you to please call both Governor Deal and Lt. Governor Cagle AT ONCE! If you cannot get through, please leave a voice mail.
Tell them you are OPPOSED to their back-room deals and you expect an up or down vote on HB 60 on the the floor of the Senate IMMEDIATELY!
Call Governor Nathan Deal >>> 404-656-1776
Call Lt. Governor Casey Cagle >>> 404-656-5030
These politicians are playing games with your Second Amendment rights.
Your enormous grassroots pressure [more than 3,500 calls and emails from GGO supporters yesterday] can make positive changes happen. I’ll be updating you — and asking for further grassroots action — in the morning.