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On April 23rd, 2014, a new law was put into action in the state of Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal passed a Bill into a law that greatly supports the liberties of the Second Amendment. This new law now allows guns to be carried on a person in churches, bars, some schools, government buildings, and certain airports.
I know what everyone is thinking… Why churches? Why would anyone need to have a gun while they’re in church? It sounds so ridiculous that it seems almost laughable! Why would people of faith be so consumed by fear?
But this alarming change is also allowing guns to be carried on a person’s body through an airport. Allowing possession in airports will possibly increase the likelihood of another terrorist attack or put people in danger. Now, why would they allow people to carry guns in some schools? That’s almost asking for certain schools to be put at a greater risk of a shooting. Hasn’t the nation already witnessed enough school tragedies over the past few years?
“The Second Amendment should never be an afterthought. It should be at the forefront of our minds.” – Georgia Governor Deal
As expected, many people are up in arms about this law, insisting that it will only lead to an increase in future violence. Unfortunately, this law will be hard to remove. The things is, this isn’t just some new law, it’s an Amendment of the United States of America: The Right to Bear Arms. The people can fight this law tooth and nail, but at the end of the day it is still part of the U.S. Bill of Rights. People in favor of this new law are using the Second Amendment as their primary source of defense if the law is threatened. A Judge who sees the interpretation of this amendment in the same way as many Georgia citizens is pretty much all that is needed to keep this law enforced. It will be interesting to see how the state judiciary deals with future challenges to this law.
For continued information about gun control in Georgia:
Georgia Governor Signs ‘Unprecedented’ Gun Rights Bill
Georgia. Why Risk It?
GUN LAW: Georgia Allows Guns In Some Schools, Bars, Churches
Georgia law allows guns in churches