ATLANTA – State Representatives Michelle Au (D-Johns Creek), Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur), Debbie Buckner (D-Junction City) and State Senator Elena Parent (D-Atlanta) will hold a press conference on Monday, February 13, 2023, at 12 p.m. at the South Wing Steps of the Georgia State Capitol.

During the press conference, these Democratic legislators will discuss House bills 44, 45, 135, 161 and Senate Bill 75, a legislative package which seeks to enhance gun safety and reduce gun violence. Major provisions of HB 44 and HB 45 include implementing background checks and a three-day waiting period to purchase firearms. HB 135 and HB 161 would require firearms to be stored securely around minors, as well as establish personal responsibility for gun owners if their firearm is used to commit a crime. Senate Bill 75 would establish a criminal offense for making a firearm accessible to a child except under certain circumstances.

WHO:             Rep. Michelle Au (D-Johns Creek)

                        Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur)

Rep. Debbie Buckner (D-Junction City)

Sen. Elena Parent (D-Atlanta)

WHAT:          Press Conference

WHEN:          Monday, February 13, 2023

12 p.m.

WHERE:       Georgia State Capitol

South Wing Steps

206 Washington St. SW

Atlanta, GA 30334