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Who could forget New Orleans resident Patricia Konie being forcibly disarmed by police during Hurricane Katrina?

News footage of the 58-year-old being tackled in her home for refusing to abide by the city’s unconstitutional gun confiscation order became one of the disaster’s more searing images of governmental dysfunction.

A bill expected to be signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal will ensure Georgia police never receive such a directive.

Though House Bill 60 has received the most attention for repealing blanket bans on carrying in bars and churches, it’s sanest provision reaffirms one’s right to remain armed during a declared state of emergency – precisely the type of situation where self-defense needs would be most evident.

The bill, which passed 112-58, states law-abiding gun owners will not have their Second Amendment rights restricted or infringed by executive authority during emergencies.

The last thing a law-abiding gun owner should worry about during an emergency is forced confiscation from authorities. We applaud the Georgia General Assembly for enshrining that into law.

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deestafford
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deestafford 03/29/14 - 07:28 am
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One area that is off limits to the carrying of concealed...

One area that is off limits to the carrying of concealed handguns is college campuses. That needs to be changed. The thugs surround some urban campuses such as GA Tech prey on students at night and they have no protection other than late responding campus police.

The left have brained washed the students and faulty (a stalwart of the left) to believing all that is needed is a whistle and campus police. As they say, "Seconds count when the police are minutes away."

Some of the anti-gun hysteria is because of ignorance and much is because of propaganda against the Second Amendment.

People with Concealed Weapons Permits (CWP) are not the ones causing problems. I know of no instance, there maybe some, where a person with a CWP was involved with illegal use of firearms.

It has got so crazy that a man in DC was arrested and charged with a firearms violation which will follow him forever for having a musket ball, no weapon, but a musket ball in his house. The DC police broke into the man's house based on a tip from his ex-wife that he had illegal firearms in his house.

grouse
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grouse 03/29/14 - 10:05 am
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Yeah, the first place I'll
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Yeah, the first place I'll head to in a national emergency is a bar or a church. Geez...

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/29/14 - 10:18 am
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The Georgia legislature

The Georgia legislature refused to pass even the strictest medical marijuana bill. I am talking about MJ with low THC, cannot get one high and has NO street value. This is for children who have severe seizures. Even Utah (more conservative and Republican than Georgia) passed a similar bill. It is called Charlee's Law. Charlee passed away only a few days before the republican Utah governor signed the bill. Too bad she wont benefit from the law that bears her name, but many children will.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728706-78/cannabis-utah-law-oil.html...
Yet the AC raves about what great people the Georgia legislators are because they allow guns to be carried in even more places. Why doesn't the AC post something about how mean and evil these same people are? They won't. You see, in Georgia, guns will trump compassion every time.

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Riverman1 03/29/14 - 10:55 am
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A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

The Constitution is the Constitution is the Constitution. People have the right to be armed. The writers wanted us to be secure plus they wanted us protected from dictatorial government. I have no plans to take on our current government in a shootout, but if a “Wolverines” type situation was in place with a foreign government or a dictatorial regime somehow gaining control of our country my plans could change.

Law enforcement at all levels should understand our constitutional rights and not react as if a person who is armed is breaking the law. The individual has an absolute right to have that gun visible or not.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/29/14 - 10:57 am
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GAD is right, too

GAD is right, too. Decriminalize MJ and all drugs. If you are stupid enough to use them that's you. Save billions of dollars trying to stop something we obviously can't stop. Educate against the evils of drug use instead.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/29/14 - 11:56 am
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Riverman, I appreciate your

Riverman, I appreciate your comment. All I was asking for was some compassion from those heartless fools under the dome in Atlanta. The particular strain of cannabis is called "Charlotte's Web".
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/kids-seizure-charlotte-web-...
Utah's new law has heavy restrictions. Read it if you have time. A panel of neurologists have to approve the child. Then the parents have to obtain a certificate (around $400.00). Also Utah's law states that after 2 years they will do a study to see if the law is actually helping people and if not, the law is repealed. This session Georgia Assembly had a chance to pass a similar law to help this state's own children.. There are parents right now from all over (Georgia, Alabama, etc) camped out in hotel rooms in Colorado seeking treatment for their children. But, no, Georgia lawmakers would rather expand the list of places where people are allowed to carry guns!! And the Augusta Chronicle applauds them. And you know what else? After the lawmakers in Atlanta got through denying children relief from their suffering and expanding gun rights, they probably celebrated the end of this year's session with several and perhaps many drinks of alcohol.

deestafford
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deestafford 03/29/14 - 08:10 pm
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Let me ask a question out of ignorance...

Let me ask a question out of ignorance. Assuming THC has some legitimate medicinal qualities and properties, why can't it be processed and only these beneficial ingredients are put into a pill and sold via prescription?

corgimom
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corgimom 03/29/14 - 08:21 pm
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There are no clinical trials

There are no clinical trials that have been done of medical cannabis in children. It is all anecdotal- meaning, it's anybody's guess.

That means that there is no scientific proof that it is effective.

And before the state passes a law designed to administer a drug to children, they have to have proof that it does what it says it's supposed to do and not have harmful effects.

We frequently hear of drugs that are supposedly safe and then wind up killing people. And children are not little adults; they have totally different metabolisms and they process and react to medicines differently than adults.

But if someone feels that strongly about it, they are free to go to another state and have it done.

Remember how thalidomide and DES were considered great drugs- until doctors found out what it did to children in the womb?

It was the right decision.

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burninater 03/29/14 - 08:23 pm
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"Let me ask a question out of

"Let me ask a question out of ignorance. Assuming THC has some legitimate medicinal qualities and properties, why can't it be processed and only these beneficial ingredients are put into a pill and sold via prescription?"
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Because current federal law prohibits it.

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fedex227 03/29/14 - 08:40 pm
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Phew, at least gun owners are safe.
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Now if Georgia can just work on the fact that it has the 5th highest number of medically uninsured citizens of any state in the union, that would be nice. Actually, in this category, I think they're actually shooting to become number one (no pun intended).

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Gage Creed 03/29/14 - 09:05 pm
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"Now if Georgia can just work

"Now if Georgia can just work on the fact that it has the 5th highest number of medically uninsured citizens of any state in the union"

I wonder how that corresponds to the fact that Georgia has the 6th largest population of "undocumented workers?"

burninater
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burninater 03/29/14 - 09:15 pm
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""Now if Georgia can just

""Now if Georgia can just work on the fact that it has the 5th highest number of medically uninsured citizens of any state in the union"

I wonder how that corresponds to the fact that Georgia has the 6th largest population of "undocumented workers?""
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Well, considering that undocumented workers are not citizens, the one would have absolutely zero correspondence to the other.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 03/29/14 - 09:48 pm
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Burn do you really believe

Burn do you really believe that or are you just regurgitating the party line?

burninater
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burninater 03/29/14 - 10:28 pm
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When did simple fact become

When did simple fact become political?

Undocumented workers aren't citizens. That isn't rocket science.

You can read the methodology here if you like -- estimates of the uninsured were adjusted specifically to exclude nonlegal residents --

http://marketplace.cms.gov/exploreresearch/census-data.html

Of course, if you're just feeding off regurgitated party lines, no amount of data or documentation will matter, I suppose.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 03/29/14 - 10:34 pm
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I think you are arguing

I think you are arguing semantics.... KFF indicates that in many states, undocumented workers are included in the uninsured category.

And that is rocket surgery......

Of course, as you're just feeding off regurgitated party lines, no amount of data or documentation will matter, I suppose. (Credit to you, with a minor rewording)

Well the conversation will have to wait for another time, I must rise early to help pay for my uninsured brethren.

burninater
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burninater 03/29/14 - 10:41 pm
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Have a good day at work!

Have a good day at work!

Just remember that actually, you're mostly paying for retired legal citizens.

Your party talks about that, right?

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Little Lamb 03/29/14 - 10:42 pm
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Missed Opportunity

GAD posted:

The Georgia legislature refused to pass even the strictest medical marijuana bill. I am talking about MJ with low THC, cannot get one high and has NO street value. This is for children who have severe seizures.

Yes, you are right. But the reason the bill failed is because the Autism Spectrum crowd poisoned the bill. There were majorities of both parties set to pass the cannabis oil bill. But the militant autism parents married their flawed bill to force insurance companies (i.e., insurance premium payers) to cover experimental and controversial and very expensive psychiatric "treatments" for children with autism onto the cannabis oil bill. That is what killed it.

Our local representative Ben Harbin was behind the autism debacle. He deserves our scorn. And he deserves to be unseated in the next election.

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