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.
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."