These paragaphs apear to be in conflict. How can the General Assembly carry out its Constitutional duty to protect the residents of this State, in the full enjoyment of the rights, privileges and immunites, by infringing on the right to keep and bear arms?The Georgia Constitution, Section 1:
Paragraph VII. Citizens, protection of. All citizens of the United States, resident in this state, are hereby declared citizens of this state; and it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to enact such laws as will protect them in the full enjoyment of the rights, privileges, and immunities due to such citizenship.
Paragraph VIII. Arms, right to keep and bear. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne.
Not withstanding the underpinnings of prohibitions on being armed are racist, it would appear that either Paragrah VIII or the General Assembly must be removed.
I favor the latter.