ADVOCATING FOR COMMON SENSE POLICIES
TO PREVENT VIOLENCE.

GUN VIOLENCE IN GEORGIA IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.

Georgia has some of the highest levels of gun-related violence in the country,
and it has taken a devastating toll on our communities. At a minimum, we need to do more to understand the risks and impact on public health.

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support legislation to repeal

citizen's arrest statute

The legislation would overhaul Georgia's Civil War-era Citizen's Arrest statute to help eliminate “any potential legal loopholes that could be used to justify vigilantism." The bill follows the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery by three men in south Georgia, whom prosecutors at the time declined to charge, citing the state's Citizen's Arrest statute. Currently, a “private person may arrest an offender if the offense is committed in his presence or within his immediate knowledge."

FACT:
We have more gun violence

Gun-related deaths in Georgia are 25 percent higher than the national average.

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Georgia Hate Crimes Bill Becomes law

The Georgia Coalition for Safe Communities (GCSC) applauds state legislators for approving HB 426, a bipartisan hate crimes law that holds individuals and groups accountable for crimes motivated by bigotry and hatred.

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