What sounds like a punchline to a ridiculous joke is an actual bill that was actually signed into law today by Gov. Nathan Deal . It is now okie-dokey to carry your licensed guns into churches, bars, and government buildings that don’t have security checkpoints. My question, if guns are so safe and people should be able to carry them willy-nilly wherever they want – why have any restrictions at all?
From NBC News: “Frank Rotondo, the executive director of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, has blasted the law. “Police officers do not want more people carrying guns on the street.”
There are other provisions to the bill that are a little mind-boggling. For example, if you show up at airport security and forget you’ve brought your gun – no big deal. You’re not in trouble. I mean, how bad would it be for a gun to get on a plane, anyway? The only thing that can stop bad guys is good guys with guns, so all of these good guys with guns should basically be everywhere. I know I would feel better and more secure at my book club meeting at the wine bar if the person next to me were strapped. Second Amendment, ya’ll! Woohoo!
Proponents of the law say… that it strengthens the Second Amendment and will make people safer. ”When we limit a Georgian’s ability to carry a weapon ”” to defend themselves ”” we’re empowering the bad guys,” said Georgia state Rep. Rick Jasperse, who introduced the bill.
We don’t want to empower the bad guy, because I’m sure every single person that has a license to carry a firearm is a good guy. Bars actually have to “opt out” if they want them banned. Thanks to the new law, I guess just saying, “I do not allow guns in my privately owned establishment” isn’t good enough.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; if you are going to take the time to craft a bill that basically allows gun owners to bring their guns anywhere they damn please, why not save time and just say
BRING YOUR GUNS WHEREVER YOU WANT.
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