Georgia Governor to Sign “Guns Everywhere Bill"


That’s what the liberal gun-grabbers are calling it, because it loosens some restrictions having to do with where guns can be carried. Here’s NBC News’s account of the bill:

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 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.

As usual, the left is predicting a bloodbath resulting from the passage of this law, which goes into effect July 1st. But the bill actually isn’t all that revolutionary. I think it makes things better, but there are still other states in the country that have more gun-friendly laws than Georgia’s.

Even the Atlanta-Journal Constitution’s “PolitiFact” ruled that the liberals’ fears over this bill are completely unfounded. They gave a gun control groups’ statement that it’s the “most extreme gun bill in America” a “mostly false” rating.

There have been some locales in Georgia that have tried nearly mandating gun ownership for homeowners. Kennesaw is one of them. The same thing was predicted then, that a bloodbath would ensue. What actually happened? Well, today, it’s one of the safest places to be in the state. Perhaps even the country.

Look what’s been happening in Detroit ever since a police chief with common sense took over there. He encouraged citizens to protect themselves with guns, because there were going to be situations where waiting on the police would not be feasible. Self-defense shootings have been up, and criminal homicides have been down. Innocent people are able to defend themselves from violent criminals, and they’re winning. Liberals hate it when that happens, when gun ownership is encouraged and there is a marked decrease in crime as a result.







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  • woonsocket

    Time to move out of the state. The “party of life” keeps tempting death for its constituents. The cowardly gun makers are still in hiding. They leave the dirty work to the politicians who’s campaigns they fund.

    • keithbreedlove

      Yeah, move to one of those police states where the mark that YOU leave on society is your outline in chalk on the ground. I just hope that no one is hurt if they come to your defense sometime because you’re too lazy, naive or feckless to protect yourself.

    • Susan

      Are you brain-dead and ignorant? “More guns-Less Crime”. Gun “laws” are never obeyed by criminals. ALL GUN CONTROL is for those who OBEY the laws.

      You have such an evil concept of “Freedom”—yours is of slavery—having masters and having others protecting us.

      I want to protect myself, thank you! And I have the Individual Natural Right from God to do so. It is NOT the State’s right to “protect” except from foreign nations—and look how they allow illegals to invade our country.

      This country can’t even protect its own borders and they are NOT supposed to treat me like a slave who needs PERMISSION to protect myself, family and private property.

    • Richard

      Why don’t you move to Chicago and see how you like it. You won’t be missed in georgia!

      • Beedogs

        Swoonpuppet doesn’t live in GA. He/she/it lives in some liberal cess pool.

    • gary

      Hey poonsocket, didnt you ever wonder why gun free zones like NYC and states with tough gun laws like NJ where I live have high instances of gun violence? Yet places like Kennesaw are some of the safest places to live ad that is DUE to gun ownership? Seriousla bra, ya cant argue with statistics. Even in Chicago, since the Supreme Court declared Chicago had to issue CCW permits, people have been getting carry permits, and gun violence is DOWN. Sorry, but all that liberal BS you were taught in school just doesnt work.

      • Michael S Smith NJ

        I agree but also disagree you should be able to have a gun in your home or not if you want Kennesaw GA goes to far in the other extreme

      • http://www.comcast.net/ Rick

        Well said and presented Gary.

    • craig

      the truth is..your just pissed your not personally protected like the rest of us because of your own personal fear of guns…you can over come it with some easy training …don’t think the rest of us should waller in your insecurities and remain unprotected just because of your own personal issues…we all know misery loves company.. but come on ..just maybe one of us will be around when you need the help.

      • GeneralSpecific

        Very true statement. I’ve noticed that many liberals have little trust in themselves to control their emotions, as well. Hell, my first wife was liberal, and she actually said, “if I’d had a knife I would have stabbed you.” This was over some petty argument, and it finally dawned on me that their insecurities are what motivate them to compel others to surrender their freedoms. I also suspect that if one of their political darlings started screeching about how driving cars made them 10 times more likely to drive into telephone poles you’d see a significant increase in the number of them who ended up doing so.

    • ken.

      here in arizona we have always had open carry without a permit, very low crime rate compared to no carry leftist states. we now have concealed carry without a permit and with a permit that gives a little bit more places available to carry then without one. still low crime rates. we can carry full auto machine guns legally and yet it’s low crime rates. phoenix is the 5th. largest city in america and it’s safer here then any leftist anti-gun cities in the country. we can own and use full auto’s, artillery, explosives, tanks and yet it’s not all out raging gun battles and death. it’s very peaceful, calm and safe.

      • WVF

        ken, you gave me a good belly laugh today! I/we live next door in Dingy Harry Reid country, but we can still get a concealed weapons permit. Arizona has the right idea, we just might have to move.

    • Admiral America

      What is it with people like you that trust government which are the greatest serial killers in global history? Why do you liberal types always want to turn adults into child slaves of the parent slave master government? Why do you fear freedom? Why do you want to impose your ways on everyone else by what is ultimately violent force of the government? I personally don’t like guns but nobody is free when things are banned. Certainly leaving the guns only in the hands of the criminals, and the criminal government is the quickest road to tyranny. We’re either adults or child slaves who are controlled by the government through a diabolical web of insane police nanny state laws, and taxes that should have never existed to begin with. The only purpose for government should be to protect people’s right to lead their life as they see fit, and insure they don’t infringe on others right to do the same. If people want to carry guns, do drugs, pay for sex, or whatever else that’s their business, and not the governments along with control freak weirdos like yourself! GO live in China! You’d love it there!

    • AG Dot Com!

      Holy Baseless Statements, Batman …

      But, that is all you libtards ever have …

    • MAS01

      Guns don’t kill people; criminals kill people . . . . with guns and knives and clubs and . . . .

    • aviationfinance

      Time for you to move to Cuba where none of the ” citizen subjects” have guns….

      ( Or rights or freedom or hope….)

      See how you like it there……

    • Beedogs

      You are finally going to leave your state of denial? About time!

    • GeneralSpecific

      “…keeps tempting death for its constituents.” Pfft. Yeah, for its criminal constituents.

    • Skeptical_Boomer

      Spoken like a true liberal zombie sheeple programmed from birth without an original thought. You’re really just a bot like MrMalibuBarbieLABobE aren’t you loonjockey?

  • ScotWarrior1066

    Don’t let the door hit you there moondocket (whatever). You sound just lie the libtards in ny and the other communist states. By the way, you need not come crying to any gun owner when you get your butt kicked by someone who does have a weapon.

    • ken.

      poop rocket

  • Busdriver Bill

    It certainly “feels good.” But, I hope I’m not the only one who sees the hidden trap – that it requires these weapons to be registered! So we take a step forward, and three steps backward?

    The Constitution, Second Amendment, guarantees the lack of infringement on the right. I see this bill as a huge infringement, and therefore, much more “bad” than “good.” I hope I’m not alone in this. It still implies criminality in owning an unregistered gun, and does nothing to prevent confiscation.

    ALMOST FELL FOR IT, DIDN’T YOU?

    • JOHN T. FOX

      ALL GUN LAWS ARE INFRINGEMENTS ON THE RIGHT TO OWN AND BEAR ARMS!

      • Michael S Smith NJ

        Infringement is saying you can not have a gun not sensible gun regulations like licensing and registration or having reasonable waiting periods and background checks. So no NOT ALL guns laws are infringements!

        • JOHN T. FOX

          HITLER MADE THE SAME ARGUEMENTS THAT YOU JUST DID! THE RESULT WAS OVER 6,000,000 JEWS AND WORLD WAR II. FIND YOU A DICTIONARY FROM THE YEAR 1700 A.D. AND READ THE DEFINITION FOR THE WORDS (SHALL NOT INFRINGE UPON). TRANSLATED INTO MODERN AMERICAN IT MEANS (NOT IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM). YOUR BELIEF HAS NO BASIS IN FACT@!

        • betterboy

          Look up the word infringe. If there was a law that stated I could not infringe your wife would it be ok if I just touched her with a stick somewhere? After all I didn’t infringe the stick did something not me. All gun laws infringe in one way or another no matter how small. Why do you think the framers used the word infringe?

        • Michael S Smith NJ

          infringe means to prevent or not allow or permit  so you are saying that the  government can not have any rules and regulations of any type on guns how about safety rules do you know about the problems with miss fires with the Remington model 700s but because are exempt form product safety regulations they are not held responsible for the deaths and many injuries that were the result.

        • betterboy

          Product safety is about something other than infringing on the right to own and bear. A product can be tested for safety and poor quality can be stated and if some dummy wants to use it then that is his problem. If the gov prevents someone from owning an unsafe firearm then it is infringing – suppose you want to buy an 1886 gun that is now unsafe to fire for example.

    • jorgaone

      It is a start–and exactly how many of those old mountain men up around Ellijay or Cherry Log will actually register them, do you think? For that matter–nobody around Jasper or Marble Hill would either–EVER…They LIVE the Second Amendment.

  • Jerry Shuck

    May God bless Gov. Deal. Finally another Gov. who has a brain and the gust to use it!!

    • Leijona

      Yeah that takes a lot of gust! LOL Seriously though, I bet their crime rate goes down.

  • Richard

    It’s already been signed and goes into effect July 1st. Won’t affect me though. I have already been carrying every where I go. Can’t Waite to see others do the same. Kind of gives one a warm safe feeling. If you don’t like it then move elsewhere and shut up. As obuma said, it’s the law now, get used to it.

    • Mort Leith

      me too

    • woonsocket

      You can’t shut us up. We have free speech too.

      • AG Dot Com!

        You may say whatever the hell you like. Just stop attempting to subvert the Bill of Rights, and we’ll get on just fine.

      • helen sabin

        and you can also be called a WILLING VICTIM too – as criminals look for sheep like you to feed upon! GO ahead -don’t carry! Please put a sign in front of your house that says, GUN FREE why don’t you?

  • GoodBusiness

    Restore States rights and powers so they can protect the people from a usurping Federal government.

    http://articlevprojecttorestoreliberty.com/take-action.html

  • AG Dot Com!

    We already have a bill like that for the entire country. It is called “The Second Amendment”. It is only asshat politicians and liberal/socialist/leftist morons who feel uncomfortable with an armed citizenry, who write laws which limit, or prohibit, the citizens of the United States of America from being armed (Bloomberg, you POS, I mean you…) and deprive us of our Second Amendment RIGHTS.

    “Shall Not Be Infringed”.

    Nuff said.

    • woonsocket

      Gun ownership is not a right. Consult a lawyer and he/she will tell you the same thing.

      • glenn

        If it’s not a right to own a weapon then what is it.As far as I’m concerned it’s a GOD given right to own a firearm and defend myself and family with it even if it means taking a life.Especially if mine or my families life is in danger.As for me it’s about time someone stood up to lilylivered liberals and did what Nathan Deal did.Thanks to him the state of Georgia will be a safer place to live.I have lived in the state of Georgia all my life and will live and die for this state if it takes it.Thank you Nathan Deal for making Georgia a safer place to live.

      • AG Dot Com!

        “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Shall Not Be Infringed” – SCOTUS has already called you on your bullshi* so I won’t bother. What you are citing is various judges legislating from the bench (illegal but often done), various anti-gun or outright gun control groups lobbying and pressuring politicians to pass gun control bills (again, illegal, but often done), and various attorneys manipulating juries and judges to gain wins for personal financial gain in cases where firearms are used. None of that points to the ownership of a gun not being a right in the United States of America. I could give two flying f**ks about gun laws in other countries, just to head off any arguments on that path..

      • jondarmes

        The Second Amendment did not confer the right ot own/carry a firearm. The Second Amendment merely recognizes that the right exists. The riight to own, carry, and use a firearm, predates the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence.You don’t have to consult a lawyer. Just pull your head out of the dark damp place where you keep it and read the Second Amendment as written.

      • betterboy

        Self defense is a right whether you use a knife, bat, or gun. We don’t need the criminals that run things to tell us what rights we have. We need them to stop the corruption. Government is all lies, manipulations, greed, and dysfunction. What a sickning group to be telling us what is right and wrong.

      • A_Nobody

        Why because some dumbass liberal politicos say so? The constitution says other wise, so P.O.

      • wmgill

        You obviously consult with some real dumb azz lawyers. Are they English speaking? Can they read the Second Amendment? Can you? Try thinking with your brain instead of your heart and maybe you’ll actually be right once in a while.

      • USMC 64-68

        Consult a lawyer – that’s your first mistake.

        Why not go to the authoritative source: I’ll take the words of the Constitution. It’s a shame that’s not your “go to” advice.

      • helen sabin

        The constitution bests a lawyer any day!

      • Earl

        Guest? Says a lot…Why don’t you use your real name… Liberal troll.

      • petroskhan

        LOL

        What “lawyer” have you been listening to?

    • betterboy

      Absolutely, shall not be infringed means all gun laws are unconstitutional. Many people are afraid of guns and cringe when asked to hold one. These are the aholes that trample our rights and pass illegal laws. Too bad these pansies don’t realize that people who are not afraid of guns are the ones that protect their rights and might some day save their family from the bad guys.

    • wmgill

      It really is that simple. I’ve had my carry permit long before I was even born.

  • El Camino

    The whole state…..Not a gun free zone! Makes the bad guys less safe.

  • cmjavier

    Georgia gun law is not only becoming popular but a must for the innocent citizens who otherwise would be target of criminal elements without defense.

  • needlesandthreads

    Liberals think “Guns everywhere” is supposed to be scary? I find it rather comforting. The liberals will probably try to concoct a bloodbath in Georgia to “prove” their point — won’t work — Sandy Hook is proof.

    • Michael S Smith NJ

      Oh for crying out loud to you really think that what have you been smoking

      • needlesandthreads

        Oh, I’m sorry, was my comment too insane for you? The liberals, the Feds, will stop at nothing to achieve their evil agenda against the citizens of this country.

        • Guest

          You sound crazy. Not all men consider their guns to be an extension of their you-know-what.

        • needlesandthreads

          You mean “their puny brains?” That’s what I was thinking.

      • ort

        For crying out loud, do you actually eat, and believe, the crap the government spoon feeds you???

        • A_Nobody

          Obviously the fool does. Everywhere legal gun ownership ahs gone up, crime has gone down, and note I say legal. When liberals fools make laws against it, only outlaws have guns and aren’t afraid to pull their crap. Surveys have been done in prisons and the felons have said so, but libs are too stupid to listen to even them.

        • ort

          Yes. Libs make crap up all the time, and their pet lockstep zombies eat up every word like it is Gospel truth. Forget logic and facts when talking to a liberal.

  • pupster40

    Great piece, shows how the pendulm can swing just as hard in both directions. If this is what it takes for the feds and the progressive know-it-alls to keep their noses out of everyday American lives, so be it.

    • Guest

      You forgot something. People want to live and more guns do not make us safer.

      • pupster40

        You might want to take another look at the stats, without bias.

      • ort

        Really? More guns in the hands of gang bangers and other assorted d-bags do not make us safer. More guns in the hands of law abiding upstanding citizens do.

      • glenn

        You must have fallen off the turnip truck a long long time ago.You must not of heard that guns don’t kill people,People kill people.So which came first? I do believe people did. Guns weren’t the first weapon of choose. It was sticks and stones.

      • betterboy

        LOL – you must be talking as a criminal. Guns in the hands of good people do make it less safe for criminals.

  • DenisetheCelt

    BRAVO!!!! Well done, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal!!!!

    • JOHN T. FOX

      NOT WELL DONE, BUT A GOOD START.

    • Guest

      Cruelty & greed is one of the hallmarks of the far right. The gun makers must have given deal a lot of campaign money.

      • AG Dot Com!

        Yeah … seriously … that evil Right … the KKK, Jim Crow laws, slavery, segregation … oh wait – silly me! That was the democrats all the way!

      • betterboy

        Both parties are corrupt. It is like 2 religions fighting each other and the public chooses a side. Forget the parties and just go with what is right.

      • ort

        You are so full of it.

  • suzy2

    LOVE YOU GEORGIA GOVERNOR. I hope all states get the message. More guns less crime!!!!!! Why? Because you will get shot if you commit an assault crime of any kind.

  • KJ

    Unlike Washington, D.C. and Chicago which have the most repressive gun laws and among the worst gun violence in the country, the people of Georgia are enacting common sense laws that should enable such senseless violence to be minimized or contained.

    Wouldn’t it be better to stop the criminals in their tracks rather than waiting for the police to arrive with body bags and pencils?

    • Henry L

      It would be better still if we could KILL (not just “stop”) the criminals in their tracks. Think about all the money saved.

      • Michael S Smith NJ

        You take a very extreme view my good man if the person was mentally insane like the Newton shooter and most people who have committed most (but not all of the serious gun incidents ) killing them should only be the last resort

        • Henry L

          I have no use for a criminal, sane or not so sane. The not so sane will become sane if they keep running into guns.

        • teapartypatriot

          They were liberals. Anyone who is not on dope that is listening to what the liberal media says and makes any effort to understand it would naturally become mentally insane. Not to mention when you tell a different lie every time you see someone, your mind would be confused trying to remember what lie you told to who. But then again, liberals are also allowed to change their lie whenever they feel it necessary.

        • Guest

          90% of Americans want strict background checks. The only reason the gun lobby wins is $$$$$$. It’s blood money. Only an idiot would want guns everywhere.

        • glenn

          Woonsocket you must be an idiot but a liberal who can’t stand having their toes stepped on.Money doesn’t do the gun lobbies any good .It’s the patriotic people that back them that counts.And yes we idiots love to have everywhere.

        • Bob Compton

          Strict background checks have been federal law for many years, and it is a felony to lie on them. There were well over a hundred thousand rejects by the FBI of applications to buy guns last year, and except for mistakes in filling out the form, ALL were punishable as a felony. As was done in the Clinton administration, the obama administration prosecuted less than 75 of those, and won convictions on less than 40. Look it up. That information was released this week. The push is not for background checks, but for a national gun registry, similar to Hitler’s, Mao’s, Stalin’s, Pol Pot’s, Connecticut’s and NY’s. When you come up on a crazy in a mall with an AK and a half-dozen 30-round magazines, who do you want nearby, a person with a phone to call 911 so they can bring the coroner and the body bags, or your typical, upstanding, lawfully gun-carrying citizen? If you were a mugger, a car-jacker, a home invader, or even a bank robber, where would you want to ply your trade now – Georgia, or Washington, DC? Use your head for something other than a hat-rack!

        • teapartypatriot

          Did I hurt your feelings liberal. Why don’t you get a job. I’m tired of buying food stamps for losers like you. You need to hang out on a liberal loser forum where other losers don’t know or care that we already have strict background checks.

        • aptos 2012

          Stay in NJ… maybe some sane people shut you and that will change your mind (Nothing else can teach the liberal)

        • ort

          We don’t need the criminally insane running around, really.

        • betterboy

          If you do research on youtube you will find people that admit they felt like killing people as a side effect of anti-depressant drugs. Naturally, most people are not effected that way, but the evidence shows that the handful that are want to commit suicide or do mass killings. They blame the guns, but the drug side effects are the reason.

      • betterboy

        What! and get rid of the revolving door for attorneys to make money? Kill the cash cow for all the private prisons and all others in the legal system? The big joke – consider all the crime related to illegal drugs and all the people that feed off it like parasites – that is a far greater cost than making drugs legal and dealing with the few that are a problem from using drugs (and they are using drugs now). They make a big deal about legalizing pot when you can buy it at any school. Colorado has the right idea, but legalization should come from the federal gov. Maybe the cartels have control over our feds to keep it illegal because if drugs were legal the cartels would be out of business and that should be the #1 priority.

    • WVF

      KJ, I have adopted the motto of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty. “Where I live, I am 911.”

    • Leijona

      Maybe it would be better to clean up the drug problem, and fix the demeaning welfare cycle of poverty? The things that create crime in the first place?

      • Mort Leith

        I wouldn’t say “better”,, but helpful

        Put me in charge . . .

        Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of EBT cards; no cash for Ding
        Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of
        cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and
        frozen pizza, then get a job.

        Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant
        birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we’ll test recipients for
        drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos and piercings. If you
        want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, smoke or get tats and
        piercings, then get a job.

        Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of
        repair. Your “home” will be subject to inspections anytime and
        possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get
        a job and your own place.

        In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you
        will report to a “government” job. It may be cleaning the roadways of
        trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will
        sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and
        speakers and put that money toward the “common good.”

        Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the
        above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say
        that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self-esteem,”
        consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for
        doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self-esteem.

        If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least
        attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system
        rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

        AND while you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes that is
        correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily
        remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If
        you want to vote, then get a job.

        • aptos 2012

          I like to vote you up a 100+ times but I can’t

        • Leijona

          You’re Hired!

        • betterboy

          I’ve seen this in an email. Glad you posted it so others can see it too. This is the right thing to do, but our gov is not about doing the right thing unless it is a byproduct of what their special interests want. Someone in congress comes up with a good bill and then others add unrelated items to it, like a bridge to nowhere, and then cheat us with the special interest projects that would never pass on their own. This is corruption. This practice should not be allowed and would not be in any business situation. No matter what party you are in you should be against the pork they add to unrelated bills. Let’s put pressure on our elected clowns to put a stop to this practice – by passing a law against it!

  • ort

    I have got to move to Georgia. When hubby retires, Georgia here we come.

    • ihavetopickastupidname
      • ort

        Thank you! : )

    • betterboy

      I have a friend that moved to Taccoa GA and he loves it there. I visited and was impressed, but I’ll stay in CA – gun laws suck, but the rest is outstanding.

      • ort

        I wish nothing but the best for you in Cali, but I bear no love for the laws and rampant liberalism of California. The only thing it has going for it is the weather. JMO.

        • betterboy

          Boxer and Finestein are nasty and we can’t seem to get rid of them. I guess too many unions, teachers, and civil service jobs and other demwits and too many freeloaders.
          We have very few toll roads and I can grow avocados, citrus, and cherimoya. And I don’t like flat land and like the topography. Beaches, mountains, desert, etc easily available. Can’t beat San Diego!

        • ort

          My uncle (RIP) lived in Palm Springs. He had a ruby red grapefruit tree growing in his yard. I would just pick them off the tree and eat them like an orange. So sweet. They were amazing.
          Yes, I would love to be able to grow all sorts of things, but I live in an area where that is not possible.

          Boxcar and Frankenstein keep winning because the voting is rigged. That is how Ohomo won his second term.

        • betterboy

          grapefruit do well in Palm Springs because they require the most heat of all citrus. Every place has it positives and negatives. We also need to get rid of the electoral college – bunch of BS that is past it’s need – like the labor unions.

  • JOHN T. FOX

    I’LL NEVER SEE SUCH GOOD COMMONSENSE APPLIED WITH SUCH INTELLIGENCE, HERE IN ILLINOIS!

  • Stinky

    Hooray for Gov. Nathan Deal. I hope we get this Safe Carry Protection Act law in Iowa.

  • Michael S Smith NJ

    While I believe in the right to carry a gun openly or concealed in public I think it is a bad idea to allow someone to bring a gun into a bar or any place that sells alcoholic drinks and why would anyone want to bring gun to church is beyond me, Owners of a business establishment should have the right to decide if they would want to allow people to come into their place of business with a gun. No one should be forced to have a gun in their home if they do not want to nor should they not be able to have a gun in their home ( taken proper care to see any gun is stored in a safe and secure manner so that a young child can not get to it) guns should be licensed and registered to ensure that a person who has a gun is responsible and registered not so that the Fed or State Gov can come and take away anyone’s gun unless they are found to be mentally disturbed but that in case the persons gun is lost or stolen and the police happen to find and recover it they can return it to the proper owner. We need to have common sense gun laws that keep guns away from those who are mentally insane and break the law but do not keep guns away from those who obey it we should not be banning certain types of guns for all people just ban some people from all guns

    • WVF

      Michael, why don’t you just stay in New Jersey? I’m sure Governor Christie will protect you from bad people.

    • Skinpower

      Michael, I too am from New Jersey and we have just witnessed a “common sense gun law” being passed in Georgia. New Jersey needs to follow suite. In New Jersey we can’t even protect ourselves from thugs and robbers. Just try to get a carry permit in this crime ridden state.

      • Michael S Smith NJ

        I believe that a person who is not mentally disturbed or is on parole or probation for a crime nor has been convicted twice for a violent crime the right to own and posses any type of weapon they want except atomic (nuclear) Biological and chemical WMDs that means Any kind a tank if one wanted or jet bomber but, they should be licensed and registered we should require that before anyone can get a gun have to be given a thorough and complete mental health examination and have to be re tested at least once a year to be sure that they are not mentally disturbed this should also include all members or the potential gun owners family over age 15 who could have access to the gun(s) to be sure they are not mentally ill as well remember that the Newton shooter got the guns he used from his mom whom he also killed.I am against the HI cap mag ban and so called assault gun ban but I am for expanding the requirement for background checks to include gun shows but if a father wants to sell to his son or if you know the person real well say for over 25 years My Dad has a old M-1911 and he said that I will get it when he passes on . This is one of two or three issues where I would like to take both sides and smack them in the head.. You need to have sensible gun laws and regulations do you think that a person should just go and be able to buy a gun like a pack of gum!?

        • aptos 2012

          You are a typical Liberal you belongs to NJ.

        • Leijona

          Mike makes perfect sense. Of course you can’t understand him when you don’t have any. Even in the old west the cowboys usually had to check their weapons at the door when entering a watering hole. Lets face it, excessive alcohol even makes sensible people act stupid.

  • IsRaeLi_BaBe29

    Kudos to Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia!
    Why are the liberals so terrified of guns?
    I have never heard of a liberal disapprove of Obama and Holder arming Mexican drug cartels during Fast and Furious EVER.
    Guns Up America!

    • Skinpower

      The liberals fear not the firearms . They fear honest citizens having firearms. Our firearms are to protect us from the tyrannical government (which we are now experiencing) and to give us the strength to stand our ground and fight back. Without the power of superior force the citizens will not even have a voice in their own lives. Without firearms the liberals can, and will do whatever they please.

      • ihavetopickastupidname

        “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Tom Jefferson

  • smogdew

    Someone with a SPINE – how wonderful…………

  • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

    I bet the Democrap gun grabbers are beside themselves. But is it enough to get them to move to New Yuak? Probably not, unfortunately.

  • Korean War Vet

    God bless Governor Deal!! Someone who knows what he’s talking about!!!

  • WVF

    Every state in the union should follow suit! Governor Deal is doing the correct thing. He probably came to that conclusion because of Kennesaw, Georgia. About 30 years ago, the City Commission passed an ordinance which required every homeowner to have a gun in every house, which resulted in the crime rate practically dropping through the floor!

  • carlton goodson

    good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jaydee

    This should be interesting to watch as Georgia becomes one of the safest states in the union. But watch if one person is killed by a gun in an accident…the liberal press will go nuts blaming the ‘new’ gun law…which is really an old gun law as in the Second Amendment.

  • pFeather

    Of course progressives hate this law because crime and crazies shootings will go down. Gun free zones are killing zones where criminals and crazies have free reign to kill as they wish.

  • Randolph Rivers

    FINALLY a Governor that was raised with the same values I was raised with. God Bless the great state of Georgia! I’m in virginia maybe it is time to move south. To all you gun HATERS, legal guns and legal gun owners save lives. It is only the dirt bag raised liberals that cannot handle this GOD given RIGHT.
    PS. “F” allah.

  • Randolph Rivers

    Voting in this pussy president obama believe it or not in my opinion has been good for our country. We now have a face to put on the enemy we face here in GODS COUNTRY. God Bless Real Americans.

    • aptos 2012

      You have the point there but this idiot president we have also made so much damage to this country it is almost impossible to revers it.

  • teapartypatriot

    Liberals hate it because every time a thief or mugger is shot it’s a loss of a vote for them. When the liberal thug does rob and kill someone the vote loss can go either way because liberals don’t care who they rob. BUT, 99.999999999999% of the time when the victim wins a liberal bites the dust. Arm all conservatives!!!!

  • mbnick

    How will this change things in GA.? The brothers been carrying for years while the Atlanta and GA. cops look the other way.

  • dangerouspatriot

    As usual the stupid libturds got it all backwards, upside down and turned around with their silly thinking that there’s going to be a bloodbath know that more guns are allowed everywhere. Guns ARE EVERYWHERE you idiots and have you seen any bloodbaths taking place due to that fact? Oh, except for the shootings that are usually committed by sick, depraved liberal democraps who have passed a background check or just simply went out and stole a gun to use in their nefarious and wanton act of violence. With more guns around, you won’t see these random acts of violence occurring because there will too many people who are carrying that these depraved, liberal democrap types won’t know who is carrying and who is not. So there will most likely be a reduction in gun violence rather than more. But try telling that to these idiots who walk around with blinders on and earplugs in when common sense comes knocking. L&L

    • betterboy

      You forgot to mention that when criminals come in contact with a person with a gun for self defense, that criminal will not be around to do another crime and they all do repeat crimes when they can. So, it is a numbers game. Just remember that privatized prisons are against anything that lowers their numbers.

  • Leijona

    I just hope they require the training to go with the law. The thought of some people with a hand gun is scary.

    • ihavetopickastupidname

      You do realize there are criminals walking around with them right now. How does that make you feel? Or would you feel better if they passed a law requiring criminals to take training classes before they carry a concealed weapon in public?

      “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.” – Cesare Beccaria

      • Leijona

        You completely missed my meaning. I am all for open carry. I am also for proper training.

        • ihavetopickastupidname

          The fact that criminals are walking around with guns should be the only source of your fear. Don’t worry about the “untrained” populace that purchased a weapon through proper channels and had a NICS check, it is probably safe to say they know how to handle a weapon.

    • RedMeatState

      so don’t frickin’ buy one.

      • Leijona

        I already own several. I was merely trying to make the point that proper training is needed to properly handle a firearm. My dad had me carry just the stock of a double twelve when I was 9 years old. I got the fore-stock and barrels at 12 and learned how to break the barrel and pass it under fences etc. A lot of people get shot “By accident” that is not really an accident it is lack of proper training. It is especially needed with a hand gun because it is so easy to inadvertently point it at someone you do not intend to shoot.

        If you were in the Military, You would have witnessed and received proper small arms training. Walk in, over the counter retail sales gun buyers do not get that.

        I have absolutely nothing against guns. I do against idiots with guns.

        • RedMeatState

          thanks for the clarification. I agree.

  • fritzmerde

    It’s been proved that you’re better off armed, the stats speak for themselves. Liberals crack me up, they’re against the 2nd amendment until they have a problem & then want to know what the police are doing to protect them. Nothing, zero, zip they’ve got speeders to catch. If they don’t want to carry firearms to protect themselves, property & loved ones fine. The left will never admit that they’re wrong, moronic & violating our rights. The bad guys don’t care about laws against carrying a weapon, only law abiding citizens obey the law. It’s time to get back to what made this country a superpower. Punishing law abiding citizens is not in the public’s best interest

    • betterboy

      The “left” are against guns in every way possible because the “right” has the NRA as a special interest. It is that simple. People afraid of guns gravitate to the left – the miserable little chicken schitts.

  • Mort Leith

    Actually, people here in GA were already carrying them in bars,,, we carry them almost everywhere,,, only now it’s legal.

    The main reason for this law was to eliminate almost ALL ‘Gu n free zones”,, which the pretend journalist forgot to mention…

    Gu n free zones is where most of these mass-k1l lings are happening.

  • ttpog

    I read about another southern state…….MS maybe?…….that has a similar law. As far as I know, there has been no indication that guns are blazing or that the wild west has ensued on their state. Seems the south may be first in something yet…..first in common sense and first in most safe place in our nation. Good for “y’all”!

  • Paul Brown

    I Love it, another state with this kind of law. South Carolina has something just like it, they have already signed theirs a few months ago. I am starting to really think about retiring to the south, I would feel much safer if I can walk around with my weapon all over the state. Keep up the good work Georgia and South Carolina, stand firms and spit in this muslim terrorists eyes.

  • ABBAsFernando

    God bless him for honoring his oath to support and defend the Untied States Constitution against all enemies. Both Foreign and Domestic. VIVA the Second Amendment.

  • sandman

    Next year at this time the left will be tripping all over themselves with excuses and lies to try and admonish the fact the crime rate will be down! in the Great State of Georgia! This state just went right to the top of my short list of states to move too!

  • GrizzMann

    When seconds count, police are just minutes away.

  • danhspoonhourdc

    Why not? Criminals run around with guns all the time! Why not law abiding citizens having “‘equal opportunity” to protect themselves against the criminal element. If I were a criminal; I’d think twice before I ran up and tried to snatch someone’s purse or wallet wearing a gun on their person!

  • Terry Cornell

    Anybody know what the crime rate is in Georgia as apposed to the crime rate in, oh, say, Illinois???

  • Guest

    What about banks? Let everyone bring their guns into banks.
    What about police stations? Wouldn’t it be safer to bring your guns into police stations?

  • Tommyzax

    What’s wrong with bloodbaths? Why should blood be unhygienic?
    But seriously folks, the issue is not whether guns will cause havoc, but whether they are permitted.
    Speech causes havoc and it is mostly permitted, except for violence.
    Assembly causes havoc (Wisconsin State House), and is permitted, except for violence.
    Same applies for guns. Those who cause violence lose their gun rights.
    WE DO NOT LOSE OURS WHEN OTHERS ARE STUPID!!!

  • petroskhan

    Still confuses me why people think we need “laws” like this signed by anyone. The 2nd Amendment is all the “Carry Permit” anyone needs.

    You all need to remember that a permit is defined as someone with authority granting permission to something that would otherwise be illegal. What’s so “illegal” about freely exercising a RIGHT over which the government has no authority or control? I need no one’s permission to exercise my rights…ANY of them. Why is the 2nd any different?

    • betterboy

      I agree with your concept of the 2nd amendment, but corrupt aholes passed unconstitutional laws and will prosecute you whether you are right or wrong when you break them. That is corruption.

      • petroskhan

        That’s true. That’s why, when anyone is convicted, charges and lawsuits need to be filed. The violation of our Rights is NOT something we should take lightly, nor should someone give up, and think, “Well, I was convicted, I guess I lost.”

        File suit after suit, attacking the person as an individual, and the game changes.

  • Guest

    Gov. Deal is building up quite a resume. He closes hospitals in poor areas of Georgia. He refuses to extend Medicaid to poor working families and now guns. Will Georgia’s new state flag be the skull and cross bones?

  • helen sabin

    This is SOOOOO ridiculous! Colorado has had these “permissive” gun laws for a long time!! Wake up georgia and the idiots who FEAR guns being carried everywhere. They aren’t as businesses and government offices, hospitals, doctor offices, federal buildings, etc etc can ALL restrict the right to come in with a gun – just like HOMEOWNERS can do. This story is so overblown – drama queens are what the anti-gunner should be called.

  • PALADIN

    Deal, behind the scenes, has not really been a total pro-gun promoter. In the past, he has not signed the bills. If he was not coming up for re-election, I doubt he would have signed this bill. He knew he wouldn’t get re-elected unless he did. still….I’m glad that he did. Now—-what’s he going to do about the dumbing down of our children through common core??? four apples and four apples make 7 apples?? Math has been fine for thousands of years and now they want to change it into some kind of rationalizing crap???? And what’s he going to do about the new Prentice Hall textbooks that boast an entire chapter on saying how good Islam is while at the same time having very little Christianity mentioned and it being all negative???

  • betterboy

    Does it really need interpretation?

    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
    ————————
    It is clear that the people of the day were needed to keep the state free from any and all abuse or invasion and therefore the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. That means nothing can infringe gun ownership or usage. It is as true today as it was then. When corrupt gov gets involved they chip away at gun ownership with the goal of getting rid of guns, so the people have no ability to defend against their corruption. All gun laws are unconstitutional! Period! Sensible or not all those laws are unconstitutional. Congress should pass a change to the second amendment if they don’t like the way it is written – not just piss on it like it does not matter.