Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A couple of very good questions

The recent Georgia legislation (the "Safe Carry Protection Act", don't you love it? Carrying is protected. People aren't) makes it legal to carry guns pretty much anyplace in the state, including school zones and - you have just got to wonder - bars.
The Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, which goes into effect July 1, allows Georgia residents with concealed carry permits to bring guns into churches that give express permission, while lowering the fine for bringing a gun into a place of worship to $100. It permits guns in bars, school zones, government buildings and certain areas inside airports. It says the state no longer has to fingerprint law-abiding gun owners to renew their licenses, and that dealers won’t be required to keep sales records for state purposes (federal government record-keeping laws still apply).
But one of the few places you can't carry a gun is the lege.

A commenter at Fred's Slacktivist asks:
In case anyone thought I was joking, I wasn't. If Georgia legislators think it should be legal to wave a gun at somebody's child at a baseball field, why don't they think it's also fine and dandy for people to visit their workplace and wave guns at them?

Could it be that they actually think it's dangerous? Could it be that they are colossal hypocrites, who are happy to curry favor and votes with the gun lobby while other people die, but who demur at exposing themselves to equal risk? Why is that?

I think this is a question everybody should be asking politicians who vote for shit like this. That should be the challenge. Why are you exempt from all this? Where's your commitment to gun rights when the gun is in the same room as you?
All very good questions and worthy of answers.

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At 11:07 AM, May 09, 2014 Anonymous Mark P had this to say...

A TV reporter actually asked this question to Gov. Deal when he signed the law. Deal obfuscated, of course.


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