2A Supporters Angry Over Bipartisan Measure for Domestic Violence, TPOs

2A Supporters Angry Over Bipartisan Measure for Domestic Violence, TPOs

Gun Rights

7 senators Second Amendment supporters are lashing out after seven Senate Republicans voted to pass a measure that limits firearm possession of those convicted of family violence violence and, without due process, can restrict firearms possession of some Georgians without a conviction. Senate Bill 150, sponsored by Democrat Senators Jen Jordan, Nikema Williams, Emanuel Jones, and Gloria Butler, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday. The measure is a controversial one as it relates to the ownership of persons convicted of family violence offenses. Presently, Georgia law only limits firearms possession for those convicted of felony offenses, but the federal law is more stringent. Senator Jesse Stone told the committee that the measure brings federal law and state law into alignment with each other. As passed, SB 150 specifically does the following: Bars any person convicted of simple assault, simple battery, battery, assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, criminal trespass, or misdemeanor family violence between “between past or present spouses, persons who are parents of the same child, parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children, or other persons living or formerly living in the same household” from ‘receiving, possessing, or transporting’ a firearm. Orders the transfer of any firearms out of possession of the person convicted of the misdemeanor and governs them by the same code section felons found in possession of firearms are restricted. The bill also requires anyone subject to a family violence protective order following a hearing to be […]

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