Georgia Firearm Forums - Georgia Packing banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Moderator
Joined
·
69,743 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I know not all of you hunt or fish, but on the editorial pages of the AJC, after a page with an article on how burqa's do not opress women (unless you get beaten for taking it off- article did not mention that) and next to a letter from a clueless college girl titled Marriage Robs Women of Identity :roll: , there was a letter from the President of the Georgia Wildlife Federation about a constitutional amendment to protect hunting and fishing.

Vote Yes to Protect Right to Hunt, Fish
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,283 Posts
Well, that's a no-brainer 8) Looks like it will be on the ballot.. I'll start telling everyone at work.

I'm going to give hunting a whirl next year... I agree with the guy from the GWF... we can't let that tradition die!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
From reading the text that will be on the ballot I don't really understand exactly what this amendment does. Does it protect anything new or give the state any more power than it had before? My first impression was that it was just fluff to make hunters and fishers happy but I may be wrong.

That article discussed how important hunting and fishing were to the state but didn't really discuss what effect this amendment will have.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,139 Posts
I don't think it actually does anything. Still I voted for it on my absentee ballot. I dearly love to hunt and would hate to see it die away.
 

·
Sledgehammer
Joined
·
4,812 Posts
I think it does a little something on the margin. There already is a state statute that says about the same thing. Putting it in the constitution, and thereby making it a constitutional right, will make it harder for the government (especially local governments) to enforce laws that infringe on that constitutional right.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
69,743 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
jrm said:
I think it does a little something on the margin. There already is a state statute that says about the same thing. Putting it in the constitution, and thereby making it a constitutional right, will make it harder for the government (especially local governments) to enforce laws that infringe on that constitutional right.
Exactly. :righton:

If someone makes a constitutional right out of something that is not now illegal, it becomes very difficult to make it illegal.

Think what might have happened if the Founders had argued, like so many logic and history deprived persons argue today, that since the new government had no designs on firearms like the British did, well, a Second Amendment to that Constitution thingy really would not do much of anything.

What would be the status of firearms law today?
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
69,743 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
This kind of reminds me of the debate last year over the "Stand Your Ground Law," which the antis argued was unecessary because the judiciary had imposed no duty to retreat!

"But, then, why oppose it, Rep. Benefield?" :D

Don't you know these people were hoping for a judicial reversal? Now they will not get it without a statutory change.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,139 Posts
Okay, okay MP and jrm, you guys convinced me of the error in my thinking. As an avid hunter of winged things, I get that special tingling this time of year at the first cold snap that must have clouded my judgment.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top