Ga. bill bans guns for illegal aliens

Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:56 PM
Last updated 6:52 PM
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ATLANTA – A bill introduced Tuesday would prohibit illegal aliens from owning or carrying guns.

Even as the General Assembly wraps up the 2013 session Thursday evening, lawmakers are still proposing legislation that will be considered in next year’s session that begins in January.

House Bill 667 by Rep. Barry Fleming, R-Harlem, would make it a felony for a person in the country without a visa to possess, ship or transport a firearm. The first violation would result in one to five years imprisonment, five to 15 for a second and up to 30 years for a third.

The bill got assigned to the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee and will await consideration until then.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/28/13 - 02:48 pm
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Too Late

He filed the bill this late so that it cannot be considered in this year’s General Assembly. That means it won't even be considered until next January at the earliest. By then the Congress will have passed Obama's amnesty bill. After that we will have no more illegal aliens and Barry Fleming’s gun law will be moot.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/28/13 - 03:09 pm
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Show Boating !! Wasted paper and ink !!
Unpublished

Barry did his due diligence. Barry introduced a gun control bill. Barry is a career politician, in case someone happened to not notice. Was it anything like the one introduced by Joe Biden in 1994?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/28/13 - 03:15 pm
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All Political Show

Just so he can say he did Something. (late)

What if Georgia holds an international shooting event?
Are all the NON-USA citizens to be arrested that are part of their countries shooting team?

SERIOUSLY
The only gun control laws I really support are the laws that deny Mental Cases and convicted criminals deemed harmful to the public. If you can legally vote then you should be able to own a
Home Invasion Suppression Tool (H.I.S.T.)

Question:
Why deny a HIST (Home Invasion Suppression Tool) from a person that served his time for a NON-Violent crime? Don't they have a right to protect himself and his family also?☺

Besides
I think we have too many laws on the books now and need to boil them down to a point they fit in a 14 point character size Pamphlet, instead of several Book Shelves.

Then issue every voter or resident the pamphlet.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/28/13 - 08:32 pm
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Loophole

nocnoc, I'm laughing at your new word, HIST. Maybe that will be the loophole that will allow pawn shops to advertise on Comcast. They will not be displaying firearms or guns in the ads, they will be displaying HISTs. NBC will be none the wiser.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 03/28/13 - 08:53 pm
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Excellent law!

Since ILLEGAL aliens are already so keen at following state and federal law, I'm sure that they are shaking in their shoes. I'm sure that they will now move out of the state since it's illegal for them to own or possess a gun.

While you were snoozing, just recently, a federal judge permanently blocked Georgia from enforcing a key part of its sweeping immigration law of 2011 because the statute is preempted by federal law.

Yep, I'm sure the ILLEGAL immigrants are running scared!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/28/13 - 09:14 pm
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The point for me is....if

The point for me is....if they are ILLEGAL.....AND THEY ARE....then we shouldn't have to make any laws about what they can or cannot do. THEY ARE ILLEGAL....THEY CANNOT LEGALLY DO ANYTHING.....EVERYTHING THEY DO IS AGAINST THE LAW....THEY ARE A FELON JUST FOR BEING HERE.

studmuffin1533
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studmuffin1533 03/28/13 - 10:44 pm
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REALLY??

Barry Fleming has nothing better to do??? He spends our tax dollars on a fool's errand. Next Barry will come up with legislation preventing illegals from using microwaves.
Barry obviously searched long and hard to find some piece of fluff he could sensationalize. As dichotomy stated, a felon committing a felony is superfluous.
Silly Barry.

Willie Loman
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Willie Loman 03/28/13 - 11:15 pm
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Seriously?

I wish one of our representatives would submit a bill that would just make being an illegal alien illegal. I know...novel idea.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/13 - 08:46 am
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dichotomy has it right

THEY ARE ILLEGAL....THEY CANNOT LEGALLY DO ANYTHING.....EVERYTHING THEY DO IS AGAINST THE LAW....THEY ARE A FELON JUST FOR BEING HERE.

Why is that so hard to grasp...

karradur
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karradur 03/29/13 - 09:04 am
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@seenitb4

"Why is that so hard to grasp..."

Actually, being in the U.S. without proper documents is a civil offense, not a criminal one. And it most certainly isn't a felony.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/13 - 09:38 am
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Law breaker from the git-go

We will one day hand over the USA to law breakers....call it what ever you please....we are slowly sinking...we do need workers but legal workers.....too bad our giverment wants to pay our own citizens to stay at home & have babies they can't afford or even want......when coldbeer posted about over hearing a welfare mom tell another...that if she had 2 more kids she could get a total of $2000 a month....that made me feel like someone had thrown cold water in my face...
Wake up my friends ....smell the coffee.....we are like the frog in the pot with the water slowly heating all around us...slowly but deadly heat....this country can not support millions of new comers.....

David Parker
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David Parker 03/29/13 - 10:08 am
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Right to bear arms is

Right to bear arms is afforded to U.S. Citizens. How come we have to create legislation to state the obvious? The 2nd amendment never covered the rights of citizens from other countries. SMH

Jane18
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Jane18 03/29/13 - 10:41 am
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Ban? What About.......

...the law of "banning" illegals? I am pretty sure THAT law should be enforced first!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/29/13 - 12:56 pm
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Heck

what the big deal. Our natural born criminals aren't ban to pocess a weapon, so why ban our "civil offensive illegals" (who aren't criminals) be ban. The law biding Americans are really the ones that are being ban.

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