Saturday, March 9, 2013
A Georgia bill that would loosen restrictions on where firearms could be carried is a step closer to law.
Peachtree Corners are you in favor of the new proposed HB 512 that passed the House this week? It reportedly would allow guns in churches and unsecured government buildings. HB 512, also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act, passed the Georgia House on Thursday (March 7), by a vote of 117-56. It was the last day in the 2013 General Assembly session that the bill could "cross over" to the Senate. The bill, among other things, would allow guns on college campuses, which the University System of Georgia has lobbied against. Also, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it would allow guns in churches, unsecured government buildings and courthouses, and would allow school boards to arm administrators in schools. There are nine days …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
HB 512 would allow guns on Georgia's college campuses, and it faces an important deadline Thursday. Share your thoughts.
Thursday, March 7
In all the gun control news following the Sandy Hook school shootings, a bill in the Georgia Legislature would actually expand potential places where firearms could be taken. And that measure, House Bill 512, is facing a key deadline Thursday (March 7) in the Georgia Legislature. The bill, also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act, would allow firearms to be taken onto college campuses. Thursday is "crossover day" in the Georgia Legislature. A bill must pass the House or Senate to be considered by the other body. Otherwise, it is dead for the 2013 legislative session. HB 512 has drawn the opposition of the chancellor of the state university system. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that Hank Huckaby has lobbied legislators …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
They are armed with optimism, compassion, and love. They are also armed with knowledge of their subjects. They persevere in spite of lack of support, shrinking resources, and strident demands for improved test scores.
Wednesday, February 6
By Bill Eudaly America is still reeling from the recent shooting in Sandy Hook, CT, that killed 20 students and 6 educators. One can only imagine how their families continue to cope with their loss, or how the rest of us make it every day after such a watershed event. Some suggest more prayer, while others say more gun control. Whatever it is, lord, give us more of it-we sure need it. One suggestion is to arm educators. To some, this is not as absurd as it seems. After all, teachers are already on the front lines in facing overcrowded classrooms, gang violence, and now armed intruders. Loaded guns might seem a helpful solution to the problem. However, it could also increase violence if their weapons fall into the wrong hands. One …