2:25 p.m. Jan. 27 by Aaron Gould Sheinin / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The author of 2014 legislation that expanded gun rights in Georgia is back this year with another effort to legalize firearms on college campuses.
Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, and Rep. Mandi Ballinger, R-Canton, have filed House Bill 859, which allows anyone with a weapons license to carry a gun anywhere on a public college or university campus, except for dormitories, Greek housing or at athletic events.
The bill already has dozens of co-sponsors,
I will politely disagree. There are LOTS of students that attend these "off limit" locations and DO NOT live on campus. It's not the entire enchilada, but at least it's something...and hopefully something other than the mess that was created last year.Prohibiting carry in campus housing and at athletic events seems that it would limit the effectiveness of this bill to just removing the campus "gotcha." Prohibiting carry in campus housing has the effect of making the entire thing negligible for students.
I agree that is is a good start. I just feel that still having the "off-limits" areas waters it down, especially for students who may live on campus.I will politely disagree. There are LOTS of students that attend these "off limit" locations and DO NOT live on campus. It's not the entire enchilada, but at least it's something...and hopefully something other than the mess that was created last year.
This is absolutely true. It's written this way to be more palatable to GOP Senators and Deal most likely. GA Dems are not the reason we don't have campus carry and real Constitutional carry.The exceptions highlight the fact that the problem is still within the GOP.
Where have I heard that before? Well, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. :mrgreen:A strategy we have used in the past is to get our foot in the door, which is how we got X, Y and Z. Get in, a year goes by and nothing bad happens, then we get the rest of it. It's not ideal, but in the end we get it all.
Incrementalism certainly can and will continue to be used on both sides of the gun debate--and for either side it's a much more palatable option than the end goal of either side (ie not even all R's want to see Constitutional Carry, and not all D's want to see outright confiscation).Where have I heard that before? Well, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. :mrgreen: