sunny.png
Monday May 20th, 2019 8:46PM

Gun control advocates take aim at the Georgia Capitol

By The Associated Press
Hundreds of anti-gun protesters descended on the Georgia Capitol Wednesday to lobby the legislature for stricter gun laws. 
 
Led by the advocacy group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the gathering was joined Wednesday by several Democratic lawmakers including House Minority Leader Bob Trammell of Luthersville. 
 
Mallory Harris, a 22 year-old senior at the University of Georgia in Athens, addressed the crowd about the effect gun violence was having on young people. She said she was part of a post-Columbine generation that saw horrific school shootings as almost routine occurrences. 
 
The group pointed to several pieces of pending legislation they would like to see passed, including measures they say would strengthen the background-check system and keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. 
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Gun control advocates take aim at the Georgia Capitol
Hundreds of anti-gun protesters descended on the Georgia Capitol Wednesday to lobby the legislature for stricter gun laws.
6:12AM ( 2 minutes ago )
Buford woman among three people charged in death of elderly man
The charges stem from the Feb. 27, 2014, death of a patient.
12:44AM ( 5 hours ago )
New short term rental regulations passed to Hall County Commissioners
The Hall County Planning Commission gave a unanimous recommendation to changes in the ordinance governing short term housing rentals Wednesday evening, but certain aspects of the new code will need defining.
8:42PM ( 9 hours ago )
Local/State News
Chestnut Mountain Republican to run for Hall County School Board
Mark Pettitt, a Chestnut Mountain Republican, announced Tuesday he will run for the Hall County School Board.
8:18AM ( 21 hours ago )
Adoption agencies could reject same-sex couples under bill
​A proposal that would allow religious adoption agencies in Georgia that receive state funding to refuse to work with same-sex couples has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.
8:17AM ( 21 hours ago )
Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change
​A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.
9:42AM ( 1 day ago )
Politics
Buford woman among three people charged in death of elderly man
The charges stem from the Feb. 27, 2014, death of a patient.
12:44AM ( 5 hours ago )
New short term rental regulations passed to Hall County Commissioners
The Hall County Planning Commission gave a unanimous recommendation to changes in the ordinance governing short term housing rentals Wednesday evening, but certain aspects of the new code will need defining.
8:42PM ( 9 hours ago )
Panel supports bill to combat distracted driving in Georgia
With Georgia experiencing a spike in both fatal crashes and auto insurance premiums, legislators advanced a proposal to make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving
7:49PM ( 10 hours ago )
Former Clarkesville attorney faces felony theft charge
A former Clarkesville attorney who accepted voluntary disbarment recently now faces criminal charges.
6:59PM ( 11 hours ago )
Investigations ongoing into Wednesday threat at Habersham school
Students and staff at Clarkesville’s North Habersham Middle School were evacuated after a bomb threat discovered Wednesday afternoon..
6:58PM ( 11 hours ago )