Posted: 7:21 pm Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The death knell for campus carry this year? 

By Greg Bluestein

Gov. Nathan Deal said he was opposed to a late charge in the House that would legalize the carrying of guns on college campuses in the final hours of the 2014 legislative session.

Deal said in an interview he had “indicated all along that I prefer that campus carry not be in any legislation.” His staff has been quietly hashing out a compromise between dueling House and Senate bills that would loosen gun restrictions.

The latest House push would allow permit holders to carry guns onto college campuses, but not into dorms or athletic events. The bill would also allow churches to decide whether to allow weapons inside, likely a nod to the Senate.

Said Deal:

“I don’t know what the final legislation will look like. I think there was a fairly general consensus that (campus carry) wouldn’t be in any piece of legislation this year.”

20 comments
mrob
mrob

Republicans of Georgia have lost their mind instead of "Georgia on their Mind". I wonder how many parents are now willing to spend more on their child college education by now paying out of state college tuition and fees for the safety of their loving child to live on college campus where they band guns on campus of any sort for students and faculty members.


Because of the thought of this dangerous law, I start to today to no longer purchase any Georgia lottery tickets that provide funding for the hope scholarship, therefore as of today, I won't be a lottery winner in Georgia.


Because of this law, if passed, my family and I will greatly reduce our entertainment budget by saving money to restrict ourselves from dining in local restaurants where drunks and free carrying guns bandits lie awaiting for a heated confrontation over their favorite team or sport taking a beating.


I now feel sad for all local churches and pastors as they try do their best to heal, restore, and resurrect their members from the abuse of sin. Now with a dangerous vote on allowing guns in churches in Georgia; to heal, restore, and resurrect the mind and soul of an abused sinner will ever become more dangerous and it cause me to more likely to go to the Nation of Islam where every church goer is completely search for all  weapons before entering their service. To me that church will become the most safe and growing church in Georgia because the dangerous Christian Republicans have cross the line to exhibit conservatism by making the Christian church less safe and more dangerous to worship for it's members and visitors.


I clearly understand how some people are very upset over crime and are willing to elect dangerous lawmakers to protect them with dangerous laws where they can carry a gun everywhere in public. Now, ask yourself this question, does Nathan Deal personally carry a gun everywhere he goes?  I don't think he does or in fact, have to. Why? Rich Republicans don't need this law because they socialize among their rich friends so therefore, they live differently and socialize differently. They only need guns as toys for hunting and fishing. Now, The general public need guns for strong protection to hedge against violence and often time the gun are use to incite violence. Georgia will become another Florida and believe me it will be with this dangerous law, if it's passed. 


I also believe that this law may segregate the state of Georgia as it was during the 60's. Just imagine an advertisement marketing for your business if you are looking for a safe place to enjoyed and seeking to filter a certain demographic for the safety of your family because of this dangerous gun bill.


I rather not be among a drunk person that I believe have a concealed weapon. I rather be among a person I know and I can trust that have the concealed weapon and not just any stranger.


Instead of "driving safe in Georgia", I say you now want to live "Safe in Georgia".


Red states are dangerous states with lawmakers equally dangerous to enact dangerous laws to drive home a point to exhibit conservatism---mrob



Ralph-43
Ralph-43

I suppose Ridley Scott and other Hollywood moguls who have made millions selling fiction to the masses, must take some responsibility for convincing the gun nuts that they will need to attack or defend themselves against the U.S. Government.  Couple an alcoholic infused movie-viewing with some back-ground noise passed down from Confederate ancestors and we can understand the bizarre ideation of these rural representatives and senators.  The only problem - their psychosis is going untreated and it endangers us all.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

This has started out to be a bad year for liberals who gather at this AJC blog.  The Republican flip in Florida's Pinellas County, and the GA legislature passing an income tax rate cap, looser gun carry restrictions, barring unemployment benefits during the summer for school workers, and drug testing for welfare benefits among other things.  It is not likely to get any better with the Republican primaries which will elect future winners in the Fall.  The likely loss of the U.S. Senate to Republicans will be make Obama a double lame duck.  Then next year's legislature is likely to take up tax reform.

juliainatlanta
juliainatlanta

We elect these mouth breathing yahoos and then act surprised when they behave like the mouth breathing yahoos they've always shown us they are.  seriously.  someone did make an excellent point about the effect this idiocy will have on fortune 500 companies looking to relocate here.  i'm sure they're all just itching to move here so they can rub shoulders with these inbred imbeciles.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

A.J.C.  -  there is accumulating data on gun carry risks to us all.  Please keep educating the public - Georgia is way behind.  There will be a large group, of course, who dispute all science and facts, and prefer to stew in their own juices (and blood).  But, I am hoping that we have an increasingly well educated group that can take some leadership and begin to turn down this entire stupidity.

BuckheadBoy
BuckheadBoy

Just think of the people-watching games that we can play now that those who are so lacking in self-esteem or frightened of civil interaction must be armed almost everywhere among us. Is that the likes of Mama Lanza and her darling boy in the line behind me? Is that n'er-do-well walking toward me a Zimmerman? Did that fella just slump on the bar because he's drunk, or shot with a silencer? Is that a gun in the creep's pocket, or is he just excited by the women he's leering at? Oh, the fun. And, the "safety" that this will promote -- a "force multiplier" I've heard it said. Yep, just like a hike with a bunch of FNG's. And, how could anyone who did that not want to enjoy it again?

hamiltonAZ
hamiltonAZ

Guns in churches and schools. Somebody said, "what a great idea." Then, in a fit of total lunacy added, "heck, why don't we just call for a referendum for a constitutional amendment on taxes that will tie the government's hands behind its back when the state can't meet it's obligations - say after a weather disaster. (surely it won't depend on the Feds for a handout, what with all those strings attached.)


Wonder how that will affect Georgia's chances the next time a Fortune 500 company looks to relocate.?

"What about schools?" they'll ask. "…and roads and bridges?"  "…access to the courts?" "What's the state's bond rating?""…….Really? That's too bad. The weather's pretty nice down there.

Lynn43
Lynn43

At least what has passed won't be too bad.  I have already told my church that I was resigning if they allowed guns.  Since I sit on a stage in front of everyone, I would certainly be a target.  Also, no guns on a college campus is good.  I know some will disagree, but save your time typing a response.  I've heard it all, and it will only make me not want guns even more. I'm old and will not change my mind.  I'm not trying to change your mind.  Just telling how I think.

Soothsayer2
Soothsayer2

I just pray that they don't away my right to carry in church! How else am I gonna keep the Preacher from goin' off on them long-winded sermons?


Speaking of which, I thank I ought to be able to carry everwhar. You cain't never teel when you might need to shoot somebody!

honested
honested

Occasionally a terrible Governor makes an appropriate choice!

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

At least there is somebody down there that is not insane.  But, I was really looking forward to some campus shoot-outs.  Crawling through the grass firing off a few rounds just to keep things lively.  Those skate boarders really annoy me.  What do you think?  Campus carry.  Everybody has two or three 9 mm on them - who would know which one of us picked one off.  Heck of a lot of fun too when the Prof turns to one of those boring power point lectures - fire off a couple of rounds into the board.  Always gets a laugh from that little blonde - I wonder how many guns she is carrying? 

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

Got to keep those gun free zones, criminals gotta eat.  They need a safe place to shop for prey. 

RadicalRuralDem
RadicalRuralDem

Turncoat! What about our freedumbs?


You might as well vote for Jason Carter in November, Republicans. The difference between the two is that one has had the gonads to call himself a Democrat his whole life.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@The_Centrist This has started out to be a bad year for right wing yahoos who gather at this AJC blog. The bible thumpers won't be allowed to demand proof of one's sexuality before they do business with someone, the anti-Obamacare bill got nowhere, fellow students and professors don't have to worry (quite as much) about a gun fight breaking out in their class room, and Common Core standards will be kept. 

Of course they can always gloat over their 'victories' in arthur blank's $17 Million gift, the tax break for Gulfstream's millionaire customers, the fact that minimum wage workers in the school cafeterias won't be paid unemployment stipends when they are unemployed, and food stamp recipients will have to deprive their children further when they shell out $100 for a drug test instead of buying their school supplies.Inflicting further suffering on the needy is always considered a right wing 'victory,' because it furthers their argument that we are a "christian nation," founded on "christian principles."



"The Republican flip in Florida's Pinellas County,"  Our intrepid cub reporter with his brand new Jimmy Olsen Superman summoner would have us believe that repups holding on to a historically repup district is the harbinger of things to come in November. Parroting right wing talking points is no way to rise to full-fledged reporter for the Daily Planet, dontchaknow? However the Daily Caller would love to see your resume.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

But it will probably get better for liberals in 2016 with Hillary elected and the Senate flipping back to the Democrats.  Gridlock will continue to prevail - unless Hillary decides to try some bi-partisanship compromises to get at least some of what she wants.  Immigration reform comes to mind.  Obama will never accept less than amnesty citizenship, which the House will never agree.  At least a few more years in the shadows.

MariePetree
MariePetree

@Ralph-43 I hope so too Ralph-43. GA will be a very dangerous place to live if some common sense does not prevail.

honested
honested

@Soothsayer2  

Just remember to holler 'standin' my ground' first.

Then everything is cool.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

In other words, wingnuts such as yourself may win a battle or two, but sensible folks will win the war.

I would agree with that.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

And make sure you off the guy - then you can claim that you feared for your life without the unfortunate detail that he can testify.

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