by: Manuel Bojorquez Updated:
ATLANTA,None - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia State Patrol are aware of "perceived threats" against a Georgia lawmaker, but refused to discuss details due to the nature of the case.
The threats appear to stem from a bill that would remove certain requirements for gun owners in the state.
House Bill 679 would allow law-abiding adults in the state to carry a gun without a permit, openly or concealed.
"What inspired this legislation is the recognition that there is an assault on our
At that hearing, one supporter of the bill voiced his concern over a perceived lack of action by the committee, to which
Reached by phone Tuesday,
He's concerned the threats have had a negative impact on his bill, since he says it has not come up for a second hearing, as he requested.
Channel 2 Action News tried repeatedly to reach Purcell Tuesday, but a representative said she was not available.