Posted February 19, 2019 3:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Stacey Abrams came a lot closer to being the next governor of Georgia than I thought she would. Governor Brian Kemp won, but it was a tightly fought campaign and one that took far too long to be declared.

Apparently, Abrams’ near win and the victory by Lucy McBath for the House has emboldened Georgia Democrats to push for gun control in one of the most pro-gun states in the nation.

Georgia’s Democratic lawmakers have filed a flurry of bills this session that take nearly every possible approach to enacting more gun control in the state.

The proposals include efforts to require those who apply for gun licenses to get hands-on training before they carry concealed weapons, repeal the campus gun bill that was approved in 2017, and rid the state of a law that requires records be purged after five years for those who were involuntarily hospitalized for mental health treatment.

The proposals flowing into the legislative hoppers are likely futile.

Each legislative session lawmakers introduce similar legislation that would promote what they call “safe gun ownership.” And each year, none see the light of day.

Still, Democrats aren’t giving up, state <a target="_blank" …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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