By Micah Rate
A Republican lawmaker in Georgia is looking to expand gun rights in the state when it comes to carrying firearms. This news comes on the heels of Georgia’s Governor-elect Brian Kemp vowing he will pass pro-gun legislation when in office.
Georgia law, specifically Georgia Code 16-11-126(a), allows gun owners to legally carry in their home, their vehicle, and their place of business without the need for a permit. However, to carry anywhere else, like in most states, a license is required.
According to Politically Georgia, State Rep. Matt Gurtler filed legislation that will allow Georgians, those who are legally allowed to do so, carry without having to pay for one. Though the price for the license varies by county, Georgians must typically pay $75 for the permit, background check, and fingerprinting.
Rep. Matt Gurtler argues the fee is unconstitutional and that it infringes on the rights of Georgians because they’re being taxed to exercise a “God-given natural right.”
“As it stands now, law-abiding Georgians are taxed millions of dollars annually for exercising their God-given natural rights of self-defense,” Gurtler said, according to Politically Georgia. “Under the (U.S) Constitution and in accordance with our Founding Fathers, ‘shall not be …Read the Rest
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