Wednesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a gun bill into law that some critics say take the Second Amendment too far. CNN.com has the story.
House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 — which opponents have nicknamed the “guns everywhere bill” — specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons. Included are provisions that allow residents who have concealed carry permits to take guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.
GeorgiaCarry, which lobbied for the bill, calls it “meaningful pro-gun legislation,” despite it being watered down from the group’s perspective. Still, the group has lauded the legislation, which will go into effect July 1. Americans for Responsible Solutions opposed the bill, calling it “extremism in action.” Read more.
Thursday on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, economist Stan Veuger and MSNBC’s Goldie Taylor stopped by to discuss the new policy and its implications. Listen to the full conversation below.
In Georgia, You Can Carry A Gun In Bars, Church and Some Schools was originally published on newsone.com