SB 26 (eliminates Katrina provisions): Makes it illegal for anyone in any official capacity during a declared emergency to:
- * Temporarily or permanently seize firearms, other than as evidence in a criminal investigation;
* Require registration of any firearm for which registration is not required;
* Prohibit the carrying of firearms by any person otherwise authorized to carry firearms under Article 4 of Chapter 11 of this title, solely because such person is operating under the direction, control, or supervision of an agency of the state or political subdivision thereof during a declared official state of emergency.
* Allows anyone who is subject to any of the above actions to bring suit and, if the suit is found in favor of the person bringing the action, for the attorney fees to be paid by the municipality which violated the law.
- * Courthouses;
* Prisons, jails, and detention centers;
* School safety zones as such term is defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Code Section 16-11-127.1;
* On the premises of a nuclear power facility.
- * Unsecure areas of Hartsfield Jackson International Airport;
* Churches that have so deemed it permissible;
* people driving through schools to pick up or drop off students.
I don't want to start another debate about the NRA vs. grass-roots organizations (I'm a member of both), but it's certainly interesting. In any case, I urge everyone in Georgia to contact their state representative to support the three bills.