State Senator Donzella James, (D-Atlanta), has pre-filed legislation that would ban the possession of semi-automatic firearms. The prohibitions in Senate Bill 281 would even ban common semi-automatic shotguns used for bird hunting and trap shooting. Any person convicted under this new law “shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of 5 years.” SB 281 has yet to be assigned to a committee.
Take Action Today! Georgia sportsmen should contact their state senator and ask them to vote NO on SB 281. Members can use the Sportsmen’s Alliance Legislative Action Center Directory to contact their senator.
Legislation like SB 281 continues to be introduced across the nation, and many legislators jump at the chance to be at the forefront of gun-control efforts. Passage of SB 281 will do nothing to curb gun violence committed by criminals, but instead punishes law-abiding sportsmen.
“SB 281 is a wakeup call for sportsmen and gun owners,” said Bruce Tague vice president government affairs for Sportsmen’s Alliance. “Whether you are a duck hunter, deer hunter or trap shooter, it doesn’t matter. This bill unjustly penalizes law-abiding hunters, sport shooters and gun owners.”
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