Not a Good First Day for Georgia’s New “Guns Everywhere” Law

July 2, 2014 at 2:53 PM 1 comment

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Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) (Image via Wikimedia)

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Georgia’s new “Safe Carry Protection Act” went into effect.

Certifiably insane Georgia Congressman Paul Broun (R) explained the Act on Newsmax yesterday afternoon:

“We know that when law abiding citizens — who know how to use one — have one on their person, it helps to prevent crime.  A law that I think is going to help prevent shootings, that is going to help prevent crime.”

“We need to go back to the Constitution for not only the First Amendment, but the Second Amendment,” he explained. “Because the First and Second Amendments are the guardians of our liberties. The Second Amendment is the one that really protects all of our liberties that we are given by our Lord, and our God-given rights, and are protected under the Constitution.”

“Folks that don’t understand firearms are fearful of them, but actually firearms have been proven to reduce crime,” he insisted. “We see as we go forward that schools are going to be safer, that anybody around in any locale is going to be safer because someone who understands how to utilize a firearm will be there to protect other folks, and I think it’s going to be a very positive move.”

“These gun-free areas are actually — they’re free-shooting zones for people,” he said. “Because they know that there won’t be anybody there that can stop them.”

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Okay, hold that thought:  This happened yesterday (again, the first day of the new law) in Valdosta, Georgia:

At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call regarding a customer dispute at the Enmark on the corner of Park Avenue and North Lee Street.

A man carrying a holstered firearm entered the store to make a purchase. Another customer, also with a holstered firearm, approached him and demanded to see his identification and firearms license, according to the Valdosta Police Department report.

The customer making demands for ID pulled his firearm from its holster but never pointed it at the other customer, who said he was not obligated to show any permits or identification.

He demanded the man’s ID again. Undeterred by the drawn gun, the man paid for his items, left the store and called for police.

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“This is an example of my concern with the new gun law that people will take the law into their own hands which we will not tolerate,” [Police Chief Brian] Childress said.

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Geezus.  Let’s check back in a few years to see how much gun deaths have skyrocketed increased there.

P.S.  Just an aside, Broun’s on his fourth marriage.  I wonder what “our Lord” thinks about that.

 

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Entry filed under: Firearms, Religion, Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates", WingNutO'Sphere.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. coconutspeak  |  July 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    One day a long beard sporting, camouflage wearing, hard drinking gun nut is going to walk into Broun’s office and shoot away with his plainly visible assault rifle. His defense will be that the voices told him he had to kill Democrats.

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