What’s there for county to be unsure about with new gun law?
July 05, 2014 01:08 AM | 1500 views | 3 3 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR,

I’m unsure of what Cobb is unsure of.

The new law is very specific, and for once, seems to deal with the very civic need opposed by many elected officials as well as the uninformed public. State Rep. David Wilkerson says he voted against the bill because guns will now be allowed in places “where children frequently gather.” He obviously does not realize that an “active shooter” can only be stopped by a good guy with another gun.

Hopefully, State Sen. Judson Hill misspoke, referring to the law as “concealed carry,” when in reality it allows those citizens fingerprinted and screened for past bad acts, to carry a handgun openly or concealed. Via the Georgia Gun Permit, citizens may now carry in bars and churches and other gatherings, along with permitted visitors from other states that partner with Georgia in the firearms reciprocity program. Most anti-gun advocates don’t want to discuss how many “active shooter” incidents have taken place in schools, fast food shops, workplaces and hundreds more in churches. Personally, I do not shop nor frequent “gun free” locations because they are invitations to would-be shooters that they will rule.

I am sure (not unsure) that this bold action taken by the majority of our elected officials will result in less gun violence and provide a safer environment for the citizens of Georgia. As a former instructor for the NRA program, Refuse to be a Victim, I urge all to take responsibility for their own safety and that of their loved ones. I have five members of my family who have made their careers in law enforcement, but even they know how far away 911 is when you really need them.

Tom Gifford

Acworth

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Civic Citizen
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July 05, 2014
Mr. Gifford,

Here is what I can deduct from your "facts" and conclusions.

There is no requirement in Georgia's new Gun Permit law for passing a gun safety and handling class. And definitely no accuracy test. I do not want to be caught in the crossfire between a bad guy with the gun of John or Jane Q. Public. Especially if John or Jane is as old as the man I saw carrying his gun into the Publix I frequent. I do not know how steady his hand was or how good his eyesight is. Even Georgia makes you take an eye exam for a driver's license.

And finally, when I go into the stores which I frequent, I do not know who is the "good citizen" and who is the bad guy when so many people are carrying their gun. And the crazy thing is Georgia's law does not allow the police to ask that "good citizen" if they have a permit. My suggestion is the GA legislators use a special gun and tattoo the permit numbers on the forehead of the "good citizens" so we will know the good from the bad.

You are kidding righ
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July 07, 2014
So you want licensed weapon carriers to be branded like the Nazi did to the Jew?

That is a totally stupid comment! I cannot believe anyone could make a statement like that!

And if you were in Publix on Bells Ferry that might have been me with a weapon on my hip. I may be 64 but I have 20/20 vision and and empty a clip into the ten ring on a target at 50 ft.

Anyone carrying a weapon unconcealed can be considered a good guy because the thugs normally carry theirs under their clothes usually down close to their knees the way they wear their pants.

Freak show
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July 09, 2014
You are kidding righ - The fact you feel the need to carry a gun around simply speaks to your own pathetic insecurities...weirdo.
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