Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action issued the following statement today in reaction to Governor Nathan Deal’s veto of House Bill 859, a campus safety bill that would have allowed law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense on Georgia’s public college and university campuses.
“We agreed with Governor Deal when he said that the arguments against the campus safety bill lacked validity. He was right then, but he is wrong today,” said NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen.
“It is unfortunate that Governor Deal vetoed a bill that would have made Georgia campuses safer for his constituents. The NRA is thankful to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and the legislators who worked to protect law-abiding citizens’ constitutional right to self-defense on campus and we look forward to working with them next session to pass this important safety legislation.”
Legislators instrumental in passing the campus safety legislation include Representatives Rick Jasperse, Mandi Ballinger, Alan Powell, John Meadows, David Ralston and Senator Jesse Stone.
Governor Deal’s February 29, 2016 comments regarding the …Read the Rest