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Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jul 20, 2007.
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/news/2/A ... 07-19.html
Very good read.
That was a good read and a well written article.
Smart guy, clear concise and accurate.
Excellent article. Perhaps worthy of inclusion in the GCO newsletter...
The article did bring up a point that slightly concerns me regarding the GFL and the ease of obtaining one. Not the time it takes for Pinkie to get off her ass, but the total lack of required training or proof of proficiency. Most states require at least some training but GA is only concerned an applicant have cash and a money order.
I hate the thought of adding to the burden of obtaining a GFL. However, I think some training or proof of proficiency, such as prior military or LEO, wouldn't be too onerous.
I didn't have a chance to read the article - I'll be sure to get to it later.
regarding some sort of training - well I'm not military or LEO
so if Georgia required that I go to an open field & prove that I can handle a firearm safely - similiar to parking when I get a drivers license - so be it.
if that were the case - Would less people apply for a GFL? perhaps?
I agree with GAGunowner ... if a training certification from a firearms school, NRA class, DD-214, or prior LEO experience were required and for a firearms permit, but all of the restrictions on carry were done away with and employers and private property owners were not allowed to institute any restriction beyond excluding firearms from the structure itself (not parking lot) then I would have no problem with certification.
But to add certification to our current restrictions? No way.
I love the thinly-veiled smackdown at the end of the article.
Very well written, and worthy (IMO) of inclusion in the newsletter.
Most people in the world need to read this.
Free Speech Zones...those sound familiar...
I have always enjoyed that argument and had to pull it out (argument, not gun) on a roommate once. I agreed to remove my pistols from the home, but she had to give up her 1st amendment right.
She kept her right and I kept mine, but I'm amazed that so many can solidly stand by ALL of the Amendments... except the ones they don't like.
It's like - I'm all for Freedom of the Press, but some days I'm convinced that there should be an application, proof of appropriate training/usage, and a 6 month waiting period for a license.
Let's also add a 'demonstrative need'