The south has given us yet another reason to love it. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal yesterday signed into law the Safe Carry Protection Act, more commonly known as the Guns Everywhere Bill. It is now legal to carry a firearm almost anywhere in Georgia. And I say, Great move, Georgia!
Governor Deal told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “People who follow the rules can protect themselves and their families from people who don’t follow the rules.” And he is absolutely right. As the NRA says, the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. And for all of us in the room that is getting shot up, we can seek solace in knowing we can now dodge the bullets of thirty guns held by good guys, rather than just one held by a bad guy.
And in case that wasn’t sport enough, the law allows hunters to put silencers on their guns. Because nothing is sadder than watching a baby deer flinch at a loud sound just before she sees her mother drop dead from a gunshot. Too bad this wasn’t in place a few years ago. If Dick Cheney shoots someone in the face in the woods and no one hears it, did he really get shot?
The law also forbids police from asking someone with a gun if they have a permit for the gun, unless that person is committing another crime. Talk about awkward. Imagine assaulting someone at gunpoint, only to realize you left your permit at home.