Readers sound off on gun laws
December 27, 2012 12:00 AM | 1237 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a selection of the responses from readers of in reaction to recent MDJ stories.

Kennesaw state Rep. Charles Gregory would do away with permits for concealed weapons …

SG68 — Let’s see, we are willing to allow college campus cops to carry guns to protect college students. A group who, to a large extent, are at least capable of responding and taking action to protect themselves. We are willing to arm other law enforcement or security personnel to protect any number of other adult populated venues but we are not willing to provide protection to the most vulnerable portion of our population, our children? How does that make sense?

Tyler Durden — The most insecure, cowardly man you will ever meet is a man that lifts guns up as some miraculous thing that will save him from any threat. A gun is a tool, like a hammer. I own one. It’s a handgun. I am military trained and I can hit my target. I don’t need an extended clip or armor piercing rounds, and I’m not some insecure pansy that cries about it.

Lib in Cobb — Guns everywhere! Yup, weeeeeeeee!

Too funny — What a nut case. What is the level of paranoia and insecurity that must exist between the ears of someone who thinks more gun saturation is the answer to anything.

Awful news — Complete madness, sent this to friends who couldn’t believe such a thing is being proposed. Recommended they read the comment section to hear what rednecks and lunatics sound like. This should be an embarrassment to everyone in the state of Georgia.

The Truth — How did this region elect another idiot?

Lib in Cobb — @The Truth: Idiot constituents.

StuartG — Rep. Gregory is spot on! These are the times when we need to fight the hardest to secure our liberties.

VFP42 — SO our problem with guns is “not enough of them?” Absolutely brilliant.

Bill Evelyn — Since 1996 when Georgia’s concealed carry law went into effect violent crime is down 53% and murders 40%. In all cases every state that implemented concealed carry violent crime is down 89%. Concealed carry works and it will work to reduce crime on campus. These are well thought out.

Kennesaw resident — Please resign and let’s get a reasonable person to represent us. As a conservative I am ashamed that such legislation was purposed.

J in Cobb — You, sir, are not a conservative. You don’t even have the slightest clue what the word even means.

Atlanta resident — You are wrong and I will do everything in my power to prevent you and others like you from arrogantly imposing your will on others when you have no right to do so. Conservatism is about liberty! You are a clueless hypocrite.

LTCjRet — In the last several days we have seen two mass shootings. In one, there were two victims. In the other there were 20. At Sandy Hook, guns were not “allowed” and yet there they were. No one stopped the killer because they were powerless to do so. At the Oregon mall, the shooter killed two and was then confronted by a civilian with a concealed carry permit and a hand gun. He chose not to fire because he could not safely do so with the field of fire he was presented with. But the minute he was confronted the shooter’s gun went from killing the defenseless to killing the evil man wielding it. So God forbid, if your family found themselves in one of those two situations, which would you hope it to be? Let’s put away visceral reactions and unsubstantiated opinions, and let reason rule the day.

Ben Mihalski — The whole premise, as Charles states is for people to allow whatever on their own property! If they (a church or school) want to allow guns on their property then it’s their right. Please let’s not lose sight of property rights. I am very proud to know Charles. He has my support.

Tgeezy — Way to go Mr. Gregory! I hope more legislators will follow suit. All it takes is researching and looking at facts to prove that allowing more good people to carry guns cuts back dramatically on crime. Thanks, Mr. Gregory. You will always have my support now!!!

Be Careful — Oh, and by the way, maybe Kennesaw NEEDS more attention from the media. The “gun lovers’ paradise” has THE lowest crime rate of any city in Cobb County, and of any city of comparable size in the whole country. Criminals want situations where they KNOW the potential victim is incapable of protecting themselves. They facts speak for themselves.

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jeff smith
January 01, 2013
Again, the nieveness and socialistic mindset of the far left, the dictorial nature and greed of the far right,and the ignorance of the general public puts this great nation in a continual downhill sprial!!!!
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