[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] timeontarget's Blog
NEW GEORGIA GUN LAW
Last comment by timeontarget 9 months ago.

Take Me To Post Comment Form


New unprecedented Georgia gun law allows citizens to arm themselves like never before

TRUE DOUG PIC

Douglas Barclay, Rare Staff

Posted on April 23, 2014 10:30 am

Governor Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) Wednesday will kick off legalization of House Bill 60, a new gun bill that may go down as the most expansive in history, with an old-fashioned barbecue.

The bill’s signing, which should double as a Second-Amendment rally, will open up gun rights in ways never before imagined in Georgia.

Under the new bill, police officers will not be allowed to ask someone to present a license if they are carrying a firearm; schools will have the option to choose to arm teachers and administrators; guns will now be allowed in many government buildings, bars and churches.

While Georgia lawmakers have opened up the ability to carry guns throughout the state, they will still not be allowed in the capitol building.

The National Rifle Association has referred to the bill as “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history.”

Second-Amendment advocates have lit up social media with their praise for Gov. Deal’s new bill.

“It’s a good day to be a Georgian! Especially if you’re a Yankee transplant from a gun-restrictive state like me!” one Georgia resident wrote on Twitter.

After months of lobbying from university administrators across the state, the new lax gun laws will not come into play in college campuses.

The bill also paves the way for the future of the controversial “stand your ground” law. Under the new bill, people will not be able to be prosecuted for a felony if they injure someone in self-defense.

While many have praised the bill, others have criticized the consequences it could pose on future legislation and crime.

“To expand it in such a way to remove all carrying or possession offenses is really unprecedented,” said Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting and employee of a gun-safety group.

“Really Georgia? What kind of responsible Gov allows guns to be carried in schools & churches etc. Can they carry one in YOUR office, I hope?” one Twitter user wrote.

While the law no longer requires firearms dealers from having a state license, it will require Georgia to send reports to the National Instant Criminal Background System if people are involuntary hospitalized or deemed a threat. This organization could then strip someone of his or her right to own a gun.

As Gov. Deal gathers his supporters at the bill signing and barbecue Wednesday, people will continue to speculate whether expanded Second-Amendment rights will work, or whether the people waiting for the next national tragedy will have more ammunition for their argument.
- See more at: http://rare.us/story/new-unprecedented-georgia-gun-law-allows-citizens-to-arm-themselves-like-never-before/#sthash.jpOdASOx.dpuf

////////////////////////////////////////////
TOT copied this


Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2014 at 2:32 PM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by timeontarget
Send timeontarget a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (446) times.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 07:52 AM

I think Sgt. Waters was correct.

Have a good day.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 13:34 PM

sebe, Thanks for your input (or is that imput???) I too am not sure that it was the right thing to do but I certainly think it was newsworthy no matter what is your individual perspective.


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by timeontarget
 
The Media manipulates what we are told.
January 25, 2015
I was blessed yesterday with an opportunity to listen to Dr. Carson live on SiriusXM as he delivered a speech in Iowa. He spoke with more sense on the subject of immigration than anything I have heard from anyone else. His speech was absolutely riveting and I just knew that ...
Read More »
 
Carson draws raucous applause at Iowa summit
January 25, 2015
Ben Carson draws raucous applause at Iowa summit By JONATHAN TOPAZ 1/24/15 1:36 PM EST Ben Carson on Saturday delivered a forceful defense of conservatism, arguing for dramatically scaling back the federal government and saying that he wouldn’t support Obamacare even if it worked. Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who has ...
Read More »
 
What is this blog site's purpose???????
January 22, 2015
We have been without any of Jimmy Darsey's comments for several weeks now. At least not unless he is participating as another blogger. Now Sheran is suggesting that he be allowed to return. If this should happen then I hope he will be held to a higher standard than what ...
Read More »
 
Protest was against injustice, not police
January 21, 2015
Protest was against injustice, not police Letter to the editor January 19, 2015 7:30 p.m. Editor, In an attempt to somewhat clarify and somewhat respond to the recent letters to the editor, the online opinion poll question in the Coastal Courier and subsequent results of said poll, I want to ...
Read More »
 
Dr. Carson About the war on poverty
January 20, 2015
MLK Would Not Want ‘Cycle of Expectation and Dependency’ January 19, 2015 - 4:14 PM By Eric Scheiner Dr. Ben Carson says, Martin Luther King Jr. would not want the “cycle of expectation and dependency” that’s in this country. Carson made the comment on CSPAN's Newsmakers Monday morning after being ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology