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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Meanwhile, In Georgia, Guns are Coming to Bars

Posted by Eli Sanders on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:59 AM

The governor of Georgia is about to sign a "pro-gun" law that's so extreme even a majority of Georgians oppose it:


The bill allows people with a weapons permit to carry loaded guns into bars, as long as they do not consume alcohol — although the bill does not say how that caveat would be enforced.

It allows guns in public areas of airports and eliminates criminal charges for permit holders caught with guns at airport security. It authorizes school districts to appoint staff members to carry guns at schools, ostensibly to defend students in case of an attack.

It allows felons to claim the Stand Your Ground defense — in which someone who “reasonably believes” his life is in danger has no duty to walk away and may instead shoot to kill. And that is just the beginning.

Georgia legislators did, however, hold off on allowing guns on college campuses. They also let churches keep the right to prohibit guns. So there's that.

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