I pulled this info from the GA state government website, the website from "bearing Arms" and the pics came from my stash of pics. I also pulled the information from the sponsor's website.
In outlawing these guns, they call for the seizure of the weapons and the so-called “high capacity” magazines.
The bill – HB731 – was introduced by the following Democrats: Mary Margaret Oliver (D-83rd), Stacey Abrams (D-89th), Carolyn Hugley (D-136th), Pat Gardiner (D-57th), Dar’shun Kendrick (D-93rd), Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-91st).
Ostensibly, the bill prohibits the “possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets.” It also criminalizes the “possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets.”
Georgia Democrats have filed HB 731, “Wreck the Georgia Democratic Party for 10 years bill.”
Here’s the purposes of the (unofficially) unnamed bill.
To amend Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to prohibit the possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets; to provide for crimes involving the possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets; to provide for criminal penalties; to designate certain weaponry and ammunition as contraband and to require seizure of such by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation; to provide for enhanced penalties for the possession and use of machine guns; to provide for definitions; to provide for exemptions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.The bill would outlaw millions of common semi-automatic firearms, standard-capacity magazines, and define a wide-range of bullets as “armor-piercing,” including brass bullets that are becoming increasingly popular for big-game hunting and other lead bullet alternatives.
HB 731 violates both the letter and the spirit of United States and the Georgia constitutions in regards to the natural right to bear arms for self defense. The bill specifically targets those arms and accouterments best suited for a “well-regulated militia,” not those most commonly used to commit crimes.
It would turn millions of Georgia gun owners into felons when they refuse to turn in or “render permanently inoperable” their lawfully purchased guns, magazines, and ammunition.
Proving their willingness to trigger an armed insurrection by forcing law enforcement to attempt the confiscation of millions of these arms, the Democrats behind HB 731 direct that “the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shall seize and take possession of” these common firearms if the law passes.
I rather strongly suspect that these legislators have no idea of how violently the public would respond to attempts to confiscate their arms and ammunition by force, and how inadequately staffed the GBI would be attempting to confiscate firearms from an unorganized militia twice the size of then entire U.S. military.
In 2014, the Connecticut State Police suggested they might attempt confiscation of several hundred thousand guns from between 80,000-100,000 gun owners who refused to register their weapons. Connecticut’s gun owners dared them to try.
Connecticut’s authorities had the good sense to back down.
Fortunately, Republicans hold a nearly 2-1 advantage over Democrats in the Georgia legislature, so the odds of this absurdly anti-American bill passing into law are exceedingly remote.
This off her website..
- MMO to hold press conference to discuss HB 731 - Assault Weapons ban
January 12, 2016
- MMO and fifteen Democrat women House members introduced HB 731
on the first day of the 2016 Session. The bill bans assault weapons and
high capacity magazines. Georgia needs debate about these weapons which
are only used for rapidly killing people. Assault weapons are not
necessary for deer hunting.
Please join legislators, faith leaders, law enforcement and gun safety advocates for the press conference THURSDAY, JANUARY 14 at 2:00 PM on the South steps of the Rotunda of the Capitol.
The definitions of assault weapons covered by the bill and all details of the bill may be viewed here: