Georgia Senate Bill 101, which didn't make it out of the last legislative session, is expected to be re-introduced next year.
Thursday, April 18
Georgia Senator Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) introduced Senate Bill 101 in the 2013 legislative session, which would have allowed guns on the Georgia Tech and University of Georgia campus, as well as other college campuses in the state. The bill was stalled in the final moments of the 2013 session. But it will likely return during the next session, according to Ginn. At a recent meeting of the Athens Clarke County Commission, Ginn took some flack on the bill. Some in attendance suggested he concentrate his efforts on more pressing issues than guns. However, it is a particularly hot topic at the moment, especially in Washington. April 16, 2013, was the sixth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings and a Georgia woman, whose niece was one…
The Gwinnett County sheriff posted a statement encouraging all law-abiding citizens to acquire firearm skills.
Adding to the local and national discussion on guns, Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway has released a statement in support of citizens' right to legally use firearms. "I encourage all law abiding citizens to acquire and maintain the skills to safely carry a firearm in order to protect themselves and others," the statement reads. Conway issued the statement under the heading 'The 2nd Amendment." The U.S Constitution's Second Amendment says, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Also, it was in response to "the many emails received," the website says. The statement comes just over a month after the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy …