My humble apologies to the Ga Kossacks..especially those who may have to live with this bill. I am a Ga. native and as a born and bred Ga. gal, I think we need to help the Ga Kossacks out by stopping this bill ..somehow......I left that state and this bill will explain why.
I still have much family right there and I really fear for them. I left. Scott is crazy down here in Florida and so are some others but these Ga. legislators may have them beat... but this was my neigborhood and I am so so sorry to have to show you this if you haven't seen this bill.
James Camp of Temple, a founder of GeorgiaCarry.org, the gun rights organization that has lobbied intensely for the legislation, said his group is happy with the majority of the provisions in House Bill 512.Read more: Times-Georgian - Local legislators support state gun bill
It does go to great lengths to restore Second Amendment rights, especially to people who have carry rights and would be able to carry weapons more places, especially college campuses,” Camp said. “It’s a step in the right direction.”
The state Senate passed its own gun legislation, Senate Bill 101, by a 41-10 vote. The Senate bill would allow people who have carry permits from other states to have those permits honored in Georgia. The bill would also bar public housing authorities from prohibiting the lawful possession of firearms as a condition of residency. The bill also allows people between the ages of 18 and 21, who have military training, to obtain carry permits, as long as they were not dishonorably discharged. The bill would bar the state from maintaining a database of weapons permit holders and would allow a judge to rule on the validity of a permit, but provide no other information.
House Bill 512 is one of the strongest Second Amendment, pro-gun bills that has passed the House in several years,” Hightower said. “HB 512 allows for campus carry, church carry and carrying within certain government buildings. Our Founding Fathers viewed the right to bear arms as a God-given right, and I will fight to protect the Second Amendment with every part of my being. As a strong outspoken supporter of our constitutional right to bear arms, I support legislation that goes to re-establish our right to bear arms
“This bill strengthens and clarifies the mental health inquiry process for those seeking a Georgia firearms license because it is targeted at the dangerous, not a person who recognizes they have an issue and voluntarily submits to treatment,” Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, the bill sponsor, said in a released statement. “Simply being hospitalized doesn’t make a person a criminal or a threat.”
The other stories were about shootings in the area.
The gun carry in church I guess is to shoot Jesus if he shows up. ( He is a liberal you know.
The government buildings... This state just had mass shootings in a federal courthouse three years ago so you got me on that one..Even an FBI agent was shot.
Campuses....Well ...nothing like a frat party with an AK 47 and all the booze you want.
I don't usually post these kind of diaries but this one was really a jaw dropper, well not for me.. I know Temple. I lived right there. That is also where the KKK Pat Lanzo at the Peach Oyster Bar is....You know the one with all the offensive racial signs.....
Here is the link to the Times Georgian.
Read more: Times-Georgian - Local legislators support state gun bill