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Your Views: No guns allowed in Capitol, but we’re still safer?

POSTED: May 3, 2014 12:50 a.m.

We may all have varying opinions as to whether the Safe Georgia Protection Act makes us safer and in my opinion, it certainly does not.

I thought it was interesting when a reporter asked the governor why the state Capitol was not included in the long list of places where individuals will be allowed to carry guns in July when the law takes effect. The governor mentioned that there were metal detectors at the Capitol. When pressed further as to why individuals with guns shouldn’t be allowed to bypass the metal detectors, the governor seemed to get upset.

Could he be worried about a large group of individuals in the Capitol having guns? Aren’t we supposedly safer with a large group of individuals carrying guns? What could possibly go wrong if a large number of people started firing their weapons in a crowded area?

As proud of this bill as Gov. Nathan Deal seems to be, I would think he would welcome as many guns as possible in the Capitol. Truth is, as with many politicians, he is scared to death of the NRA, and that’s why he signed this bill.

Additionally, with all the talk today regarding the Second Amendment to the Constitution, I thought it might be a good idea to actually read the amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The Second Amendment relates to support of a militia, and not to the right of everyone to have a gun anywhere.

Steve Deming


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