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Georgia has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. The legislature passed a law requiring colleges and universities to allow guns on campus in 2017, and in 2022, Georgia repealed its last foundational policy by passing permitless carry legislation. Though Georgia repealed its Citizen’s Arrest law in 2021, the state still has a dangerous Shoot First law that allows a person to kill another in a public area, even when they can safely walk away from the danger.

1,868 In an average year, 1,868 people die by guns in Georgia. More at EveryStat.
#46 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Up from #47 last year). See why.

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As Georgia Gavels In For 2024 Legislative Session, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers Call on Lawmakers to Pass Common Sense Reform to Protect Georgians Across the State

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Open letter to Wanda Cooper-Jones, mother of Ahmaud Arbery, and all Americans

An open letter to all Americans, Like too many Black mothers in America, we know the pain Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, is feeling. We are part of a community we didn’t choose—a community of mothers whose children have been taken by gun violence and then blamed for their own… Continue