Georgia governor signs good bill to eliminate gun free zones, but it is hardly "unprecedented"

CNN makes the bill seem pretty controversial:
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.  House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 -- which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" -- specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons. Included are provisions that allow residents who have concealed carry permits to take guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports. . . .
Fox News' headline uses the word "unprecedented," but it includes a quote that puts the new law in a better perspective.
Jerry Henry of GeorgiaCarry.org told GPB News he doesn’t expect to see a surge in gun sales or an increase in gun-related businesses in the state. He noted that other states have far less restrictive gun laws than Georgia. 
The point is that other states already allow concealed carry in all those other places and they are no problems with that occurring.

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Blogger Confusingly Clear said...

Oh, heavens! Georgia has started down that slippery slope that leads to the sort of "wild west" that is Massachusetts. The Bay State has allowed everything that the new Georgia law allows and more. Any school or college can allow anyone with a carry license to carry on campus; there is no law limiting carry in churches; anyone with a license can carry into any bar or restaurant, and even take a drink. (Of course anyone under the influence, whether in a bar or even their own home, is prohibited from being in possession of a firearm.) Strange that I haven't seen any stories in the Boston Globe reporting on the horrors caused by these lax laws.

4/24/2014 3:13 PM  

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