With a complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental rights of Georgia residents, state Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D-82) introduced House Bill 731 which would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and require their confiscation.
HB 731 would ban the possession, sale, transport, and distribution or use of certain firearms defined as “assault weapons” based entirely on cosmetic features. This legislation would also prohibit arbitrarily-defined “large capacity magazines,” that typically come standard with all firearms as well as .50 caliber cartridges. As proven by the failed 1994 Clinton Gun ban, this misguided legislation would have no effect on crime and would only affect law-abiding gun owners in Georgia, potentially turning them into criminals overnight.
HB 731 goes even further than just banning so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity magazines.” This bill would require seizure of these firearms by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. This is the true intention of anti-gun groups, and it flies in the face of the consistently regurgitated lie from the Obama Administration that “nobody wants to take your guns away.”