As gun grabbers continue to creep toward a firearm-less (except for the criminals of course) nation, there are still gun loving Americans trying to hold on to our Constitutional rights. Recently echoing that sentiment, was the state of Georgia that just passed a landmark decision that actually loosened gun control in the state.
The Safe Carry Protection Act was signed today from bill to law by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Already being hailed, “a historic victory for the 2nd Amendment,” by the NRA, the Safe Carry Protection Act has actually allowed more rights to gun carrying Americans.
According to Deal, “People who follow the rules can protect themselves and their families from people who don’t follow the rules. The Second Amendment should never be an afterthought. It should reside at the forefronts of our minds.”
The law actually takes aim at allowing citizens the right to defend themselves in the most places possible. Now allowing residents the right to carry firearms in places they were previously banned, here’s a list of just a few:
Bars and Restaurants: Gun owners may bring a gun into an establishment unless directly requested by the owner that they leave. The previous law required owners to specifically state whether or not they would allow guns inside.
Places of worship: Churches may allow guns onto their premises, whereas before it was illegal under any circumstance.
Schools: Teachers and staff may request to be allowed to bring guns to campus, and after a school board approval, will be be required to go through a training process.
Airports: Having a permitted gun in public areas will be allowed and if confiscated at a checkpoint, the gun will be returned without penalty. TSA checkpoints, as they are under federal authority, do not apply.
Government buildings: Guns will be allowed in all unsecured state and local buildings, however they will not be allowed in any buildings with security checkpoints. This was designed for rural areas that do not have a formal security perimeter, usually due to financial constraints.
Databases and fingerprinting: There will be no statewide database of gun owners and the previous fingerprint requirement for licenses was removed.
Now we all know that legislation like this gets Liberal’s panties in a twist, but you just have to love the Americanism around such a law. Clearly defending what our forefathers set before us amongst recent demonizing in the name of tolerance, is not only commendable, it restores a little bit of faith that was lost in America.
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