Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Three bills in the Georgia House of Representatives—including two introduced by a Cobb legislator—take aim at restrictions on where gun owners can take their firearms in public. Tell us which of them, if any, you would like to see passed.
Gun owners in Georgia could soon be allowed to have their firearms on them in more public areas if lawmakers pass one of several bills currently within the state House of Representatives. House Bill 28, dubbed the “Restoring Private Property Rights for Places of Worship Act of 2013,” would take out the state’s restriction against carrying a weapon into a church or place of worship. House Bill 29, known as the “Georgia Campus Carry Act of 2013,” would lift the restriction against carrying a firearm onto a “campus of any public or private technical school, vocational school, college, university, or institution of postsecondary education.” Charles Gregory, R-Kennesaw, is the primary sponsor of both bills. Gregory went on the record to say …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Several metro Atlanta sheriffs have come out against President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders tightening gun restrictions. Tell us if you agree with them.
Several metro Atlanta sheriffs have stepped forward in recent days to say they will not enforce a number of gun measures proposed earlier this month by President Barack Obama. Some of the president’s proposals include a limit on the number of bullets in an ammo clip and a renewed ban on assault rifles. In Cherokee County, Sheriff Roger Garrison said he and his deputies would not enforce “any laws or regulations that negate the constitutional rights of the citizens of Cherokee County,” nor will allow the enforcement of “Any unconstitutional regulations or orders by federal officers” within his county’s borders. “In the aftermath of the recent criminal events, the president, vice-president and many members of Congress are attempting to …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
President Barack Obama last week said the laws, including universal background checks and a renewed ban on assault rifles, would lead to "fewer atrocities like the one that happened in Newtown." Tell us what you think of the proposals.
Friday, January 18, 2013
President Obama said the laws, including universal background checks and a renewed ban on assault rifles, would lead to "fewer atrocities like the one that happened in Newtown."
Alongside Vice President Joe Biden and a group of children who had written in support, President Barack Obama signed a proposal to Congress on Wednesday to strengthen United States gun laws. These included universal background checks, limiting the number of bullets in a clip and renewing a ban on military-grade assault rifles. "If America worked harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities like the one that occurred in Newtown," Obama said. He listed some specific measures, including a 10-round limit on magazines for firearms, and asked Congress to confirm Todd Jones to fill the long-dormant role of chief for the Bureau of Alchol, Tobacco and Firearms — and briefly mentioned other measures, …