NRA: Georgia’s ‘campus carry’ bill not a threat to public safety

| February 23, 2016

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From the National Rifle Association

ATLANTA – This week, the Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 859 on a 113-59 vote.  Sponsored by state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11), HB 859 seeks to amend restrictions in state law by allowing law-abiding Georgia Weapons License (GWL) holders to carry when they are in or on any building or real property owned by or leased to any public technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of postsecondary education.

Georgia Weapons License holders do not present a threat to public safety, as they are one of the most law-abiding segments of the population. These individuals should not be prevented from exercising their right to self-defense simply because they choose to seek a college education.  HB 859 now moves to the Senate where it awaits committee assignment and consideration.  Please contact your state Representative if they supported this important measure and thank them for protecting your right to self-defense.  You can contact your Representative by clicking here.

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4 Comments on "NRA: Georgia’s ‘campus carry’ bill not a threat to public safety"

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  1. whitesavage says:

    Too bad the NRA is not the people teaching on campus this will cause a mass exodus of good professors thanks to some idiot legislators who think kids with guns is a good idea

  2. Robert says:

    There won’t be a “mass exodus of good professors” because of this bill should it pass. There also won’t be any “kids with guns” as you have to be 21 to have a GWL unless you are a military member that has completed basic training which would allow an 18 year old to apply and have a GWL. Outside of these 2 possibilities, there shouldn’t be any kids with a gun.

  3. Steve says:

    In 2012 I graduated from VSU. During that prior 4 years time I remember the constant bombardment of emails and alerts on my phone about robberies and other criminal incidents that sometimes had the students on edge. VSU’s response during that time was to put up kiosks linked to the VSU Police scattered around the campus. There were also reminders that students weren’t allowed to carry firearms even in their cars while on school property.

    Sorry, VSU but my plan was always to be proactive and shoot the criminal and then call you using the kiosk. Not to run away and find one. Yes, I did break a few rules that would have got be expelled…

  4. whitesavage says:

    Obviously you haven’t heard the responses form professors around the country not to mention the ones from VSU and when I say kids 21 is just I mean you mix guns with kids who have just reached legal drinking age in a closed environment like a college campus you are just asking for trouble so lets just wait until its one of these gun nuts kids who gets killed and I bet they will have a change of tune