According to Georgia Carry, “the Senate study committee on firearms laws is holding its licensing meeting next week.” In their email, they point out the hearing will be at 1:30 p.m. on October 14, 2008, in room 450 of the Capitol.
They add this:
Thanks to the “War on Drugs,” Georgia imposes a lifetime prohibitor on people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions. In fact, this is probably the most common complaint from people who are ineligible for a license in Georgia. You will note that this is still a lifetime disqualifier in the draft that is being circulated. . . . If this affects you, then it is time for your voice to be heard. Take the day off. Call Evelyn Thomas at (404)656-0064 and politely ask to be put on the list to speak. Please note that this is not the time to advocate drug use or the legalization of marijuana or anything else other than the fact that an old misdemeanor charge should not be a lifetime prohibitor on the right to bear arms in Georgia. This should take less than 60 seconds to articulate. In fact, the shorter the better.
You have to be on the list by noon on Friday to speak.