Americans for Responsible Solutions, a national gun control organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, announced a campaign Wednesday to defeat a sweeping gun bill that would widely expand access to guns in Georgia.
The group has asked its Georgia members to ramp up pressure on lawmakers, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Gov. Nathan Deal in an attempt to defeat House Bill 875. It has also alerted its half-million members nationwide to provisions in the bill, which would lift restrictions on guns in churches and bars and allow school boards to arm employees. The bill would also sanction an existing practice that allows guns into portions of Georgia’s airports —including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The state House passed HB 875 last week. The Senate currently has the bill under review.
The group has also posted online an ad related to their Georgia campaign.