Georgia is in the national headlines again as a result of Governor Deal’s signature on a bill yesterday that allows Georgians with permits to pack their guns into schools, bars, churches, sections of airports and even government buildings.
The new “guns everywhere” law is more of the same from a state administration that is refusing to expand Medicaid, wants to drug test welfare recipients, suppress voter turnout, and cut mental health services. However, there is no question those who value their guns are a key constituent of the Governor during this election year.
For those of us in Georgia who are amazed and horrified by the law, we can only wonder what the long-term impact of this kind of careless legislation will have on our communities. The national media headlines reflect the frustration and outrage that many of us also feel. SMH