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Up in Arms: Georgia Governor To Sign Controversial Gun Bill Wednesday
NBC News ^ | April 22, 2013 | Gabe Gutierrez

Posted on 04/23/2014 8:03:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

ATLANTA – Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.”

But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.”

At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation into law. One of the most permissive state gun laws in the nation, it will allow licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including churches, bars and government buildings that don't have security checkpoints.

The law also authorizes school districts to appoint staffers to carry firearms. It allows churches to "opt-in" if they want to allow weapons. Bars could already “opt-in” to allow weapons, but under the new law they must opt out if they want to bar weapons. Permit-holders who accidentally bring a gun to an airport security checkpoint will now be allowed to pick up their weapon and leave with no criminal penalty. (At Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a record 111 guns were found at TSA screening areas last year.)

Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group co-founded by former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, has called the legislation “the most extreme gun bill in America,” and mounted an aggressive campaign against it. So have other gun-control organizations, including Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group started by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; ccw; georgia
Ever notice that everything we do is "controversial" to the media?
1 posted on 04/23/2014 8:03:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals find self-defense “controversial.” That says it all.


2 posted on 04/23/2014 8:05:09 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t Obama say that he wished he had a son like Travon ??


3 posted on 04/23/2014 8:05:21 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The bill is very popular in the state. The media is all over it. Complete freakout.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 8:08:39 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure sounds like crime in Georgia is all set to disappear.


5 posted on 04/23/2014 8:09:16 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say we put the same restrictions on journalists as we have for those wanting to exercise their second amendment rights.

1) must pass a background check
2) must be fingerprinted and photo’d
3) must undergo “writing” training just to be sure they do know how to write
4) must only be allowed to write no more than three paragraphs with each paragraph containing no more than 500 words
5) must pay a “fee” for their journalistic license and this must be renewed every year. this may not be renewed however if said journalist did not write using facts. if found to have made up stuff or lied, they lose their license and face penalties and possible jail time. oh, and they lose their right to vote and ever write again.


6 posted on 04/23/2014 8:11:12 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: ealgeone

Rozkomnazdor does that in Russia. Licensing the media might make it more responsible.

Its a greater threat to freedom than gun owners.


7 posted on 04/23/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

The media is the major threat to freedom in this country. Their selective outrage and Democrat fawning and gushing has placed us in this dreadful position.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 8:19:53 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left is rallying against civil rights.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 8:24:14 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Luke21

Since the media does a pulic service, it should be required to meet professional standards of governance and conduct.

The same stringent oversight the MSM wants to impose on gun owners should be placed on them.

After all, they’re the ones who say freedom is not absolute. What goes for the Second Amendment is equally no less applicable to the First Amendment as well.

Let them eat their own words.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 8:24:33 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Ever notice that everything we do is “controversial” to the media?”

Part of the “progressive” playbook.

If they oppose it, it is “controversial”.

If they like it, it is “needed reform”.

The two terms are nearly interchangable, and they make a huge difference in connotation.

It is how they wield power, and it is almost unconscious with them. Right out of 1984. Orwell said a good party member would know to do these things without thinking.

Any time you read an article with one of the terms, try substituting the other. It may suddenly seem to make sense.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 8:27:11 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: goldstategop

required to meet professional standards of governance and conduct.

The only problem with that is that it would end up being
liberal standards and we already KNOW what those would
be like.

I’m sure the democrats would LOVE to impose that kind
of press “freedom”.


12 posted on 04/23/2014 8:28:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Bias already exists. I’m thinking of leveling the playing field.

But we both know the Left would call it “censorship”

We are cursed to live in interesting times.


13 posted on 04/23/2014 8:30:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: marktwain
..."everything we do is “controversial” to the media?”......


14 posted on 04/23/2014 8:34:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gun crimes will drop in Georgia, but you will never hear about it in the lamestream media.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 8:35:17 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.” "

Works for me.

16 posted on 04/23/2014 8:36:45 PM PDT by mlo
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To: goldstategop

Well, think how bored we’d get otherwise.
we are coming up on the 100 anniversary of the
assassination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand
on June 28 and the start of the Great War just
a little of a month later,
and “some damn thing in the Balkans” is taking
place right before our eyes, while Obama fumbles
the nuclear football.

It doesn’t get much more interesting than this.


17 posted on 04/23/2014 8:40:01 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Great! I love the “guns everywhere” bill! Guns in the hands of law abiding citizens tend to make criminals (and govt officials; is there a difference?) nervous.
18 posted on 04/23/2014 8:51:48 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, follow me closely, since it’s a......LAW......it will affect only the behavior of law abiding people, who aren’t the type to blast away at the wrong time anyway, so......


19 posted on 04/23/2014 9:06:27 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: goldstategop
Rozkomnazdor does that in Russia. Licensing the media might make it more responsible. Its a greater threat to freedom than gun owners.

Putting the government in charge of deciding who can write is unlikely to reduce the degree of statist-sucking.

20 posted on 04/23/2014 9:09:24 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We won. Take that, NBC "News".

And by the way--other states have had for years what the GA governor just signed. The media is just mad because their side is losing.

21 posted on 04/23/2014 9:10:38 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It really bothers me that the phrase “allow licensed owners” is emphasized.

I’ll know that the “pro-2A” legislators are serious when they introduce and pass Constitutional Carry laws.

Somehow, someway, We the People have got to figure out how to remove the artificial requirement that guns and people need to be “licensed.”


22 posted on 04/23/2014 9:10:42 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and libtards want “abortions everywhere” bills and call laws that force clinics to be clean and their butchers have hospital admitting privileges, awful and evil. hypocrites.


23 posted on 04/23/2014 9:11:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ealgeone
YOU NAILED IT! Post of the century!!!!!! If they wanna pervert and bastardize the 1st Amendment with their cherry-picked propaganda and biased aspersions, then let them stand by their words or face real-time consequences!!!!! Make the alphabet networks get the fear of The Almighty in them - fly the straight and narrow, or lose your FCC charters!! Just like that George Bush bullshit about his National Guard service - make some corporate elite heads roll along with Dan Blather's, who has become a virtual nothingburger since CBS made them their sacrificial lamb! Let them wonder if hearsay and anecdotal smears are worth their cushy jobs, employability, and possible criminal records. I love it!


24 posted on 04/23/2014 9:54:04 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

I think conservatives should all band together and buy out one of the 3 networks. It would scare the hell out of the other 2!


25 posted on 04/23/2014 11:07:34 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: goldstategop

They hide behind the first, but want to obliviate the second.


26 posted on 04/23/2014 11:14:46 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: marktwain

Also, you often hear conservative commentators described as “right-wing attack dogs”, etc. Ever heard of a “LEFT-wing attack dog”? ;)


27 posted on 04/23/2014 11:35:17 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: tet68

I see you subscribe to the Chinese Curse Theory of world affairs re: “interesting times.” I’d extend that to observe that it appears Santayana was prescient.


28 posted on 04/24/2014 3:21:55 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh noes!
Blood in the streets!
Wild West shootouts!
We're doomed!!
29 posted on 04/24/2014 4:11:19 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be nice if Georgia gun owners started open carrying regularly. Seeing handguns everywhere would take away the shock of seeing them only occasionally and would alert the bad guys that we mean business.


30 posted on 04/24/2014 5:44:40 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

That should happen everywhere.


31 posted on 04/24/2014 5:47:12 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Stayfree; All

“I think conservatives should all band together and buy out one of the 3 networks. It would scare the hell out of the other 2!”

The old media will not sell to conservatives.

The New York Times has turned down several offers, even though they are losing money.

Back in the day, I asked an NRA exec, why don’t we buy ads to educate the public on TV.

He said “They won’t sell to us.”


32 posted on 04/24/2014 5:53:23 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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