Monday, August 11, 2008

Loading the Gun Committee

What a joke. Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., the Firearms Law Study Committee will have a "hearing" at the Capitol. How predictable that the committee is loaded with members (every single one) who voted for the "Take Your Gun to the Playground" bill of the 2008 session, and how typical that while the committee members have lined up the anti-common sense gun lobby to testify, its just not quite clear just who's going to show up for "the law enforcement response." I'd be shocked if any real effort had been made to make sure law enforcement is represented at this hearing. After all, law enforcement officers might just have a different view than "Georgia Carry." To give you an idea of that group's agenda, according to their website, just today, they wrote TSA asking that they reject the Atlanta airport's request to amend the security plan to include a ban on guns throughout the airport property. Because we all want lots of guns at Hartsfield-Jackson, don't we?

Anyway, below is the "hearing" agenda. Should be a blast.


August 12, 2008

TO: Members of the Firearms Law Study Committee

Senator Chip Rogers, 21st
Senator Don Balfour, 9th
Senator George Hooks, 14th
Senator Preston Smith, 52nd

FROM: Senator Mitch Seabaugh, Chairman, 28th

DATE: Tuesday, August 12, 2008
TIME: 10:00 am
PLACE: 450 State Capitol


10:00 – 10:15 Introductory Remarks

10:15 – 10:45 Discussion of House Bill 89 and U.S. Supreme Court case D.C. v. Heller

10:45 – 11:45 Presentation by Ed Stone of Georgia Carry, followed by questions from committee members

11:45 – 12:15 Law Enforcement Response

12:15 – 1:00 Discussion by Committee Members of Issues and Topics for Future Meetings

Cc: Lt. Governor Casey Cagle
Bob Ewing, Secretary of the Senate
Taryn Kirbo & Bill Perdue, Senate Research
Jeremy Arieh, Senate Press
Jimmy McDonald, Legislative Counsel

3 comments: said...

Good info
Thank you.

Tina said...

I think that everyone who buys a gun (of any sort at any place) should have to take a gun safety course. The gun guys ought to be as big on safety and proper use as they are on right to ownership. Instead of making whiny comments about guns not killing people, maybe organizations like the NRA could enhance their public image by taking the lead in gun safety and responsibility. If it's people that kill people, maybe the gun advocates could start focusing on people. So far as civic-minded leadership is concerned, there's always room at the top.

Don Thieme said...

I would not expect any heated debate, although it sounds like the agenda will be packed.