Cross posted from a comment-at Skips Page on this topic
I want to add CCW and open carry is a discussion that we want to happen, I really wish that were not at the behest of a law already signed. The precise requirements and regs work that goes with concealed or open carry and how that has to play out day to day is essential to avoid violence, tragic misunderstandings and worse. Cross posting in my Page on this law.
Thing is click bait screaming memes and headlines add to the problem.
From Huffpo. Not the NRA, nor Brietbart, nor any advocacy site.
You know that gun control is no longer an issue, either pro or con, when both sides try to make you believe that something big has happened when nothing of any real importance happened at all. I’m referring to the gun law just passed in Georgia which is awaiting Governor Nathan Deal’s expected signature, a law described by the New York Times as one of “breathtaking sweep” and by the NRA as a “historic victory for the 2nd Amendment.”
Since I really do believe in evidence-based discussion about guns, I took the trouble to read HB60, as the new law is known. If this law represents a “historic victory” for the 2nd Amendment, the NRA better find someone else to defend the beloved constitutional rights of gun owners. On the other hand, if the editors of Mother Jones really believe that this new law will result in guns being “everywhere” in Georgia, then there must be some place named Georgia other than the state where this law just passed.
Here’s what the bill basically does: 1) It allows guns to be carried in places where liquor is served, which previously had been off-limits for guns; 2) It also allows guns to be carried in churches which, like restaurants and bars, were also off-limits for guns; 3) It further allows guns to be carried in certain non-secure areas of airports, which is really funny since Atlanta’s airport was ranked #1 nationally in the number of guns confiscated in 2013.