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Georgia governor to sign 'unprecedented' bill expanding gun rights
FoxNews.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 04/23/2014 3:45:28 AM PDT by servo1969

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign legislation Wednesday expanding gun rights in the state.

The bill, described by the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm as "the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history," expands the scope of public places where licensed owners are allowed to carry firearms.

The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship.

Democrats resisted the proposal, although they conceded it would pass in the GOP-dominated House of Representatives. They argued that allowing guns in more places will not make society safer and may lead to more deaths.

Under the bill, school districts would now be able, if they wanted, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions. The bill also eliminates the fingerprinting requirement for renewing weapons carry licenses.

According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the legislation prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of licensed weapons carriers and repeals the state-required license for firearms dealers.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; georgia; guncontrol; gunrights; nathandeal; northcarolina; secondamendment

Nathan Deal
Governor of Georgia
John Nathan Deal is an American politician who has been the 82nd Governor of Georgia since January 2011.
He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democratic Party candidate in 1992, but switched to the Republican Party in 1995.
1 posted on 04/23/2014 3:45:28 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

BAD LINK.


2 posted on 04/23/2014 4:08:00 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I don’t understand. It works when I click on it.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 4:20:21 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I’m a manufacturer / dealer in Georgia. The state firearms license that they’re getting rid of was just a paltry sum, basically a small tax, that gave you the right to sell handguns. Not a big deal, but glad it’s gone.
The big part they didn’t cover in that article is we can now hunt with suppressors. That’s going to increase demand in-state beyond what there already is, so the ATF transfer process is going to be pressed to keep up.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 4:32:34 AM PDT by nin_kasi
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To: servo1969

Well, it took me to Fox News, but the Fox site said “Page down” - so not sure….


5 posted on 04/23/2014 4:33:11 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: servo1969
...and may lead to more deaths

depending on who is doing the dying, this may not be a bad thing

6 posted on 04/23/2014 4:36:03 AM PDT by BRL
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To: C. Edmund Wright; servo1969

It worked fine for me just now. iPad, iOS 7.1 and Safari, fwiw.


7 posted on 04/23/2014 4:36:05 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Apple Pan Dowdy; bfh333; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; Dick Bachert; ...

GA FReeper ping. Good news here.

My state senator voted against this one. Another check in the minus column, and a rather big one.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 4:38:33 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

It’s a conspiracy to keep me off the Fox News site….:)
Safari on macbook pro…..


9 posted on 04/23/2014 4:39:04 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: nin_kasi

I lived in Manila back in the late 60’s. When you went to the movies or some restaurants, there were signs “We do not allow firearms on the premises. Please check at the door.”

Will the new law allow business owners to forbid carrying on their establishment?


10 posted on 04/23/2014 4:39:53 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

Yes, they can still post signs, as they are a private business. Refusing to obey those signs is akin to trespassing, a very minor of fence.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 4:44:30 AM PDT by nin_kasi
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To: nin_kasi

My point was, the business owner is able to control his own property. Also, in the event of a shooting incident law suit, the owner can claim not liable,” I put up the sign.”


12 posted on 04/23/2014 4:47:39 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: FreedomPoster

God I love this state.


13 posted on 04/23/2014 4:57:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks servo1969.
It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship... school districts would now be able, if they wanted, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions. The bill also eliminates the fingerprinting requirement for renewing weapons carry licenses... prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of licensed weapons carriers and repeals the state-required license for firearms dealers.

14 posted on 04/23/2014 5:13:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nin_kasi

I’ve witnessed a gun-shop owner tell a cop that no loaded guns were allowed in the store as the cop entered.

Cop responded “but I’m a cop?”

Owner said “I don’t care”.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 5:15:31 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Lazamataz

Yup! Ain’t the Peach State grand? (well in most aspects)....


16 posted on 04/23/2014 5:17:05 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: servo1969

“Democrats resisted the proposal, although they conceded it would pass in the GOP-dominated House of Representatives. They argued that allowing guns in more places will not make society safer and may lead to more deaths.”

Lead to the death of more Democrat-voting thugs, yes. They’re just trying to protect their own.


17 posted on 04/23/2014 5:22:01 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
I would LOVE to have seen how that worked out.

/johnny

18 posted on 04/23/2014 5:24:21 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Cop went his own merry way....big deal...
Owner of that place doesn’t put up with crap, he’s an old man (probably a “dangerous scary vet”) and I’ve also seen him reject sales to your typical gang-banger lookalike since the clowns don’t know how to fill out a 4473.


19 posted on 04/23/2014 5:30:03 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: servo1969

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign legislation Wednesday expanding gun rights in the state.
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Shouldn’t that be “restoring” gun rights?


20 posted on 04/23/2014 5:45:14 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Yeh, “Raw” Deal signs after he gets the bill watered down.
Vote for David Pennington in the May 20th primary for GA governor.


21 posted on 04/23/2014 7:29:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nin_kasi

I so wish suppressors would come off NFA regulation.
They should be regarded as safety devices instead of some kind of murderous up-to-no-good item.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 7:37:28 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Georgia Girl 2

David Pennington? Tell me more.


23 posted on 04/23/2014 8:32:24 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: ctdonath2

www.davidforgeorgia.com

Former Mayor of Dalton, GA. Good solid conservative. No ehtics problems. Check him out.


24 posted on 04/23/2014 8:47:48 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: FreedomPoster

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/arms-georgia-governor-sign-controversial-gun-bill-wednesday-n86941


25 posted on 04/23/2014 10:37:13 AM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: servo1969
To anyone who lives in North Carolina: What are the chances something like this will pass in your state (North Carolina) within the next say... five or six years? What about just allowing ccw inside theaters there? Don't want to stumble into a Aurora CO situation if I can help it.
26 posted on 04/29/2014 9:20:12 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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