Monday, April 29, 2013
The Georgia General Assembly was not able to pass a sweeping firearms bill that would have allowed gun owners to carry in churches, bars and on school campuses.
A proposal that would have allowed firearms to be carried in churches, college campuses and in bars died on the vine as the 2013 legislative session ended on Thursday. House Bill 512, which garnered much support across the state, sailed through the Georgia House of Representatives. However, its upper chamber counterpart, Senate Bill 101, could not muster enough support to pass before the close of the session. The issue over whether or not to allow firearms on the state's nearly 50 colleges and university campuses brought down the bill. However, supporters of the bill and the campus carry provision are confident the bill will return in 2014. Do you think the Georgia legislature should re-introduce a bill next year expanding where firearms …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Three vocal Athens Clarke County commissioners say no.
Georgia Senator Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) introduced Senate Bill 101 this past legislative session, which would have allowed guns on the University of Georgia campus as well as other college campuses in the state. On Tuesday, during the local legislative delegation's post-session meeting with the Athens Clark County Commission and Mayor, Ginn asked them if they had an opinion about the bill. How did they feel about having guns on campus? "Does the mayor and commission have a stance?" asked Ginn. "For me, it's a volatile issue. Between now and the next session, y'all maybe put that on the agenda for discussion." Commissioner Jerry NeSmith said that he supports the Second Amendment and that he himself has owned guns. He said he would …
Friday, January 25, 2013
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 …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Coalition of Gun Rights, Conservative Groups Proclaim Jan. 19 "Gun Appreciation Day." Will you be celebrating it, and if so, how?
Saturday, January 19
A broad coalition of gun rights advocates and conservate groups have proclaimed Jan. 19 "Gun Appreciation Day." In a press release, this coalition urged citizens to use Jan. 19 to go to local gun shows, ranges and stores to show support for the 2nd Amendment. Scheduled to send a message to Washington two days before President Barack Obama's second inauguration, the "Gun Appreciation Day" is expected to rival "Chick-fil-A Day" as a public statement of protest against government policies. "The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people," Gun Appreciation Day chairman Larry Ward, president of Political Media, Inc said in the press release. "If the …