April 20, 2014
Georgia Governor To Hold Special Ceremony To Sign Expansion Of The Concealed Carry LawTopics: Political News and commentaries
Unlike lefty anti-2nd Amendment loon nanny Michael Bloomberg and others like him, Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal (R) is a man that recognizes the danger disarmed, law-abiding citizens face in "gun-free zones," and will sign Georgia's expanded concealed carry bill -- the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 -- into law on April 23rd during a special ceremony.
Via Breitbart News:
[...] The bill recognizes a church's right to allow its congregants to be armed, allows Georgians with concealed carry permits to carry their guns in unsecured areas of airports, expands concealed carry to "more bars," and will expand carry privileges for teachers with concealed carry licenses.Read the whole thing here.
As Ed Lindsey, a Republican state lawmaker in Georgia, aptly noted at The Hill in November 2013, gun-free certainly doesn't mean violence-free, it's high time to take a hard look at gun-free zones and admit that they far too often become dangers to public safety rather than serving as sanctuaries from violence. And it's clear that Georgia recognizes this reality, as should the rest of the states. Unfortunately, states controlled by liberal lawmakers (i.e. Democrats) are essentially brain-dead to this reality and are more likely to follow the line of thinking exemplified by anti-2nd Amendment proponents like former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Everytown for Gun Safety campaign ... spot-on described by Conor Higgins at CDN. Here's a few excerpts from his piece:
[...] ETGS is a response to an imaginary problem: skyrocketing, apocalyptic levels of gun violence that have left America strewn with bullet-riddled corpses. While that America is foreign to most Americans, it is the America inhabited by people like Bloomberg. Along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, ETGS will raise money to fund political campaigns and initiatives that erode the intent of the Second Amendment while leaving the filthy thing formally intact.As Dave Gibson pointed out at the Examiner back in 2012, what Liberal-progressive anti-gun rights activists like Bloomberg and his ilk deem a 'gun-free zone' is actually seen by violent criminals as a 'free-fire zone.' The fact of the matter is that criminals are emboldened by gun control laws, and the old adage always holds true ... "laws are only for the law-abiding." Fortunately for Georgians, the politicians in their state recognize this reality.
[...] IF ETGS is to be successful, Bloomberg needs to learn from his earlier "gun safety" groups. If Mayors Against Illegal Guns taught us anything, it's that groups that go after law abiding, rational, gun-owning Americans and their rights will succeed mostly in swelling the ranks and coffers of the NRA.
If Moms Demand Action has taught us anything, it's that people who are completely ignorant of firearms and who are filled with irrational fear of their neighbors' constitutional rights are highly effective at getting pro-gun Republicans nominated for office. If Bloomberg has learned from these previous errors, perhaps he can make ETGS a success.
With a name like "Every Town for Gun Safety," how can he lose? Well, rather than promote gun safety, ETGS might focus its resources on combating the NRA, a grassroots, gun-owner organization with nationally certified gun safety programs. If it does that, it might fail spectacularly.
And it might not. The ETGS strategy is simple: Scare people, restrict their rights to bear arms, coerce the market into producing "smart guns," and eventually disarm the populace. They hope to make us safe from ourselves, to make America free of gun violence forever, because no one will have guns. They have met the enemy, and it is us.
Posted by Hyscience at April 20, 2014 7:54 PM
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