Skip to comments.Jerguson introduces gun bill(GA)
Posted on 02/24/2012 8:26:46 AM PST by marktwain
Under proposed House Bill 981, a piece of legislation that co-sponsor Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Holly Springs, is confident will pass, Georgians would have the right to carry concealed weapons in some traditionally banned places.
I believe it will pass, he said, adding that it has received a tremendous amount of support.
Rep. Stephan Allison, R-Blairsville, is sponsoring the bill.
Im a third signer, Jerguson said last week. Basically, its a culmination of a lot of work from lot of people.
Developed as a tactic to remove state restrictions where a licensed individual can carry a concealed weapon, Jerguson said HB 981 balances personal property rights with maintaining second amendments for all Georgians.
While HB 981 would grant residents the right to carry a concealed weapon in bars and churches, on public schools and college campuses, as well as into some government buildings, Jerguson said the bill would restrict concealed weapons in courthouses, jails and federal sensitivity areas.
Jerguson also said business owners had a right to ban concealed weapons, however, a sign must be posted that reads no firearms allowed.
If caught carrying within a restricted area, Jerguson said it would be a misdemeanor charge under the proposed law.
I much prefer Texas' "30-06" sign:
which is required by law to use specific legal wording, be bilingual, have a minimum font size and color scheme, and be prominently displayed. (The "slashed" "no handguns" icon is not a legal component of the sign.) The penalty for violating it is a mere trespassing charge.
You see very few in these parts, and the only place displaying one that I have patronized is a hospital -- when I was delivered there (incapaciated and unarmed) by ambulance...
Yep, I think I’ve seen it on one place in the Dallas area within the past couple months.. And that’s the Hilton Anatole. Oddly, the sign is posted at the main entrances, but is NOT posted on any service entrances, which are the ones I use alot of the time. And technically, the law requires them posted on all entrances :)
Thanks! The Hilton Anatole has officially been removed from my family’s list of approved lodgings...
At least it is a step in the right direction - too bad they were taken away in the 1st place