Gov. Nathan Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

Friday, April 18, 2014 8:51 PM
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ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal will sign legislation next week expanding gun rights in Georgia.

Spokesman Brian Robin­son confirmed Friday that a bill signing on House Bill 60 is planned Wednesday. Word of the event first came in an online posting by the gun rights group Georgia Carry.

The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don’t have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it’s OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship.

School districts would now be able, if they wanted, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions.

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OJP
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OJP 04/18/14 - 10:54 pm
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If he's signing anything, he needs to be signing the

Medicaid expansion.

People that could have healthcare don't. It's horrible and shameful. Healthcare. Cavities, broken bones... the basics. Denying an affordable way to help prevent those things from causing financial ruin is just awful.

mayocrna
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mayocrna 04/19/14 - 04:45 am
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medicaid expansion

there are plenty of insurance plans available in GA-just not for free

Riverrunner30909
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Riverrunner30909 04/19/14 - 05:51 am
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medicaid expansion
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With all the free things people get that is all the lazy folks want. When you are on Medicaid seeing that is a welfare program, which means you normally are on welfare, which means your food is taken care of with food stamps, you transportation is taken care of thru either car payments or free transportation via government funded program or state funded programs, housing is taken care of either free or dirt cheap, pardon me but about the only way it can throw you into financial ruin is to expand those program until the state and federal government goes belly up which most of them actually are. You can not be in financial ruin, you were there or suppose to be when you got on Medicaid. Get off your high horse and shut up.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/19/14 - 06:33 am
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I notice the sorry

I notice the sorry legislators behind this bill protected themselves so the sick, angry, violent and deranged can't get to them in the state capital with a gun. Now why is that?

Because they care more about their hips than they do about people in bars, or even churches, for that matter.

I wrote the governor but have to admit that I am not surprised he is signing this bill given it's an election year, and given the "hit" he took with the ethics probe.

Shameful!!

The Mick
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The Mick 04/19/14 - 07:29 am
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The right of the people to

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed...I think the Founders passed the only legislation on this topic that was ever needed. If you do not like it, do not keep and bear arms, that is your right. If you want mine, you better get one for yourself first.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 04/19/14 - 08:18 am
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MICK
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You are so right!

ruleoflaw
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ruleoflaw 04/19/14 - 09:48 am
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I generally agree with all

I generally agree with all the provisions stated above, but I take the same position I did with smoking in bars - it should be the bar owner's choice.
Good that the State is allowing carry in bars, but they should not overrule the owner's rights.

WillyWanker
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WillyWanker 04/19/14 - 08:59 am
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Certainly has the potential

Certainly has the potential of thinning out the drunks and religious wacko population.

The Mick
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The Mick 04/19/14 - 09:29 am
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ruleoflaw

If the owner has it posted, I completely agree with you.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/19/14 - 09:48 am
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"Cavities, .............. the

"Cavities, .............. the basics."

CAVITIES?????? Even Medicare does not pay ANYTHING for dental. How much being robbed to provide free stuff welfare do working folks and the elderly have to endure? If you don't want cavities quit buying so much sugary soda pop and snacks with the FOOD STAMPS we give you.

Democrats called this thing the Affordable Care Act but for Democrats the translation of the word "affordable" is FREE to there base and paid for by the WORKING MIDDLE CLASS.

Deal did the right thing denying Medicaid expansion and he is doing the right thing signing the expanded gun rights bill.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/19/14 - 09:55 am
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Make that "Capitol."

Make that "Capitol."

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/19/14 - 09:57 am
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What's The Big Deal?

I was under the impression that our King SMNCICHBO, the Hammer & Sickle man signed a bill that insured ALL Americans have health care.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/19/14 - 11:48 am
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Who are the low income adults

Who are the low income adults that would now qualify for Medicaid?
Here is a summary of some of the key demographic differences between American households in the bottom and top income quintiles in 2010:

1. On average, there were significantly more income earners per household in the top income quintile households (1.97) than earners per household in the lowest-income households (0.43).

2. Married-couple households represented a much greater share of the top income quintile (78.4 percent) than for the bottom income quintile (17 percent), and single-parent or single households represented a much greater share of the bottom quintile (83 percent) than for the top quintile (21.6 percent).

3. Roughly 3 out of 4 households in the top income quintile included individuals in their prime earning years between the ages of 35-64, compared to only 43.6 percent of household members in the bottom fifth who were in that age group.

4. Compared to members of the top income quintile, household members in the bottom income quintile were 1.6 times more likely to be in the youngest age group (under 35 years), and three times more likely to be in the oldest age group (65 years and over).

5. More than four times as many top quintile households included at least one adult who was working full-time in 2010 (77.2 percent) compared to the bottom income quintile (only 17.4 percent), and more than five times as many households in the bottom quintile included adults who did not work at all (68.2 percent) compared to top quintile households whose family members did not work (13.3 percent).

6. Family members of households in the top income quintile were about five times more likely to have a college degree (60.3 percent) than members of households in the bottom income quintile (only 12.1 percent). In contrast, family members of the lowest income quintile were 12 times more likely than those in the top income quintile to have less than a high school degree in 2010 (26.7 percent vs. 2.2 percent).

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/19/14 - 12:03 pm
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One thing for sure all

One thing for sure all working Americans have some twenty new ACA tax increases so we are paying for the expansion of medicaid whether we like it or not-seems it is discriminatory for some states to benefit with federal dollars and others not-seems all states should receive same amount of federal funds and they can spend it on what they want to be fair. Thank the SCOTUS for creating this problematic mess-and likely law suits will come up.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 04/19/14 - 01:27 pm
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Two things

Actually bar owners -- like any other property owners -- can say they don't allow weapons on their premises under the new law.
Second -- YAHOO!! An armed society is a polite society, and I welcome the added protection for ordinary citizens this great law brings!!

mosovich
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mosovich 04/19/14 - 04:57 pm
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I would love to hear law enforcement's take on this..

I can see it now.. You get a call of shots fired.. You show up and there's some wacko out there in the front yard with a gun waving it around, cop drops him, mean time the real crook is getting away.. I just can't imagine law enforcement is for this.

specsta
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specsta 04/19/14 - 07:58 pm
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Wonderful Guns!

Let's all carry guns. Everywhere. Let's shoot when threatened. Let's settle our differences with a bullet. Let's train the children. Let's not use our brains and use our trigger fingers. Guns solve everything. Let's even sleep with them and kiss them goodnight. Let's start a church to worship the almighty gun. They are our salvation.

Meanwhile, some intelligent civilization in the cosmos is looking down on earth and wondering why these barbaric savages are so stupid they they think violence is an actual choice to solve problems. We are probably at amoeba level on their scale of intelligence.

The Mick
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The Mick 04/19/14 - 10:16 pm
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Specsta

Do you know their defense system? It must be better than a gun so I want one! Get back to me PLEASE. Until then, this amoeba is sticking with his Glock!!!!!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/19/14 - 10:35 pm
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Well I am all for gun

Well I am all for gun ownership and no "infringement" on the right, but carrying guns in public is another matter. This isn't sports shooting or hunting but carrying a handgun in public-why if you aren't law enforcement would or should you be carrying a gun-unless an occupation where you need protection. But a bar with alcohol and guns seems like a big mix of "stupid"!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then guns at church=what the hell?????????
So hospitals, school, bars, no where is restricted????????

DLE
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DLE 04/20/14 - 10:26 am
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New Gun Law

Georgia has history in being behind most of the nation regarding gun laws. Even California, arguably the most liberal state in the union, has no laws against church carry, or carry in airports and government buildings. There are forty-seven other states that have no restrictions on church carry, and other states have honored the rights of private property owners for a long time. Why is Georgia so backward?

Read "The Racist Roots of Georgia Gun Laws." It's very well researched and provides good insight into Georgia Gun History.

As an aside, our neighboring state of Alabama has allowed carry on college campuses. The results are a no-brainer. They had zero incidents of violent crime last year, while Georgia Tech and Georgia State alone had a dozen in the first three months of this year. "Gun Free Zones" do nothing more than enable the criminals and render citizens helpless. Criminals don't obey laws.

There are 20,000 laws in this country that restrict where a citizen can defend themselves, and bad guys haven't honored one. I've said that, if anyone can craft a law that keeps evil people from doing bad things, I'll grind every firearm I own into very fine dust. It can't be done!

DLE
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DLE 04/20/14 - 10:34 am
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Gun laws

Georgia, until the passage of SB308, had a "public gather restriction" that nobody could define. We were the only state to have such a law. It was written 150 years ago to disarm blacks. Read the history I gave above.

DLE
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DLE 04/20/14 - 11:03 am
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Gun Laws

BTW; The Georgia Sheriffs Association fully supported HB60.

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