In Georgia, gun controllers are once again proving that common sense gun laws to them only include ones that seek to stamp out the 2nd Amendment completely.
The gun haters are currently foaming at the mouth at HB-60 that is currently awaiting Governor Deal’s signature to be enacted into law.
HB-60 basically tosses in a whole helping of common sense but the gun control zealots are once again doing their prognostication of blood running in the streets.
Here are the highlights of HB-60:
It allows CHOICE of private business owners on who they allow into their establishments
It forces the government to adhere to the rights of the people
It updates the Licensing procedure
Straightens out violations at an airport
Restores the 4th Amendment for gun carriers
Restores the 4th and 5th Amendments during times of Emergency
And in General
Now, while this isn’t exactly on the same level of Arizona, Vermont or Alaska, it is a GREAT start filled with plenty of good common sense gun laws.
For instance, as a private business owner or church, why would the government have a say in who I cannot allow into my privately owned place? In fact, as a minister at a church, for the government to expressly forbid one of my congregation to come to worship because they wish to do so armed is a clear example of a violation of the first Amendment. The government is trying to establish a religion of hoplophobes. Fortunately this bill is addressing that.
If a minister/priest/rabbi/cleric or otherwise now overtly doesn’t allow weapons into their church/temple/mosque etc, if I was a Georgian I would find a different place to worship. Same goes with businesses. If they want to deny me my rights on their property I have the right to go somewhere else.
As for public places, the government should not be allowed to disarm me ESPECIALLY if it is a place I am living at.
It is bad enough that I would need a permit to carry to begin with but at least now I do not have to be treated like a criminal and be fingerprinted in order to do so. With HB-60, now those in the military who are under 18 can continue to use a firearm to protect themselves at home as they do when they are overseas fighting for our freedom. I don’t particularly care for different rules for different citizens but let us hope this is a first step to allowing all adults over the age of 18 to exercise their rights fully.
I love the part where police cannot go all 1938 Berlin and ask for “your papers” just for walking around with a gun. This is America and we have a presumption of innocence. To be allowed to hold up and shakedown innocent people in a fishing expedition to try and find guilt would be like pulling people over just to check if they have a license.
One of the BIGGEST things is the section that protects Georgians from the same fate of Hurricane Katrina victims who were disarmed and beaten by police who were parading around like SS storm troopers.
During natural disasters and emergencies, that is the time when the people MOST need to be armed.
And there is even something for hunters, they are now allowed to hunt with suppressors. That’s great, it keeps noise pollution down, protects hearing and gives hunters a better chance to not scare off game.
Of course, where a normal, rational person sees nothing but good common sense gun laws here, gun hating mouth droolers are wetting themselves talking about how Georgia will fall into some Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome state.
There one note that they keep blaring from their mouths is so tedious and tiresome and has been proven false SO many times all ready (see Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming, Arkansas) that it really is pathetic.
Common Sense gun laws have NOTHING to do with stripping the rights from the law abiding. Common sense gun laws have everything to do with ensuring that the law abiding are not violated and screwed over by an overarching tyrannical government.
As such, HB-60 is chock full of common sense and hopefully will be expanded upon in the future. Georgians deserve to be free from oppression. HB-60 seems to pretty much completely encapsulate Georgia’s State Motto: Wisdom, Justice, Moderation
I look forward to Governor Deal signing HB-60, thereby doing his job: protecting the people from the government.
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