Guns (almost) Everywhere in Georgia
Georgia legislators are gun-happy and/or NRA-fearing guys, but they aren't completely crazy:
But, while patting themselves on the back for protecting the Second Amendment rights of their fellow citizens and dismissing any notion that guns could be a danger to the public, Georgia lawmakers were careful to continue to ban the carrying of weapons in government buildings with security checkpoints, like the Capitol itself, though guns are welcomed in buildings without screening.That's from an NYT editorial that ends with a real kicker:
This bill is evidence that cynics were wrong when they said nothing would come of the surge of attention to guns after the Newtown, Conn., massacre in December 2012. Since then, The Times reported, 70 laws have been passed to loosen restrictions.
Hoo boy. Another state I'm glad I've been to...