Thursday, May 9, 2013
SB 101's sponsor Sen. Frank Ginn vows to keep fighting for the measure.
The campus carry bill, HB 512, didn't pass in the last session of the Georgia General Assembly. The Board of Regents, the Chancellor of the University System and the Presidents of Georgia's public universities and colleges opposed it. As did many parents, faculty and community members. No matter. According to Senator Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville), "that bill is alive and well and in the Conference Committee right now. It could be passed on the first day of the session next year." Ginn told people who attended a Federation of Neighborhoods meeting Monday night that his pupose in introducing SB 101 was to address reciprocity between Georgia and South Carolina for licensed gun owners. His bill more or less got away from him, and other …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Woodall urged to "stand up against gun violence and know that the extreme NRA doesn't speak for many gun owners."
A group of concerned citizens stood with signs outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Thursday to call for support of reasonable gun safety laws. The rally took place a little more than two months after the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty-six people, mostly young children, lost their lives when a gunman opened fire in the school. MoveOn.org sponsored the event urging U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) -- whose office is housed in GJAC -- to take action on gun safety. “We ask Representative Woodall to listen to his constituents and stand up for common sense reforms that will reduce gun violence,” said Kathleen Allen in a release. Allen is a mother in Norcross, …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Congressman also addressed border security, called Obamacare “a destroyer” during Feb. 19 town hall meeting in Dacula, Ga.
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA-10) visited Dacula City Hall Tuesday evening for a town hall meeting attended by approximately 65 people. The meeting, held in a question and answer format, covered a wide range of topics, chief among them the Second Amendment. “The Second Amendment is what protects all the rest of our liberty. It is critical that we maintain private ownership of firearms,” Broun said. Identifying himself as an original intent constitutionalist, Broun said it was hunting rights and gun owners’ rights that launched his political activism. “It got me to study the Constitution and what our founding fathers intended for not only the Second Amendment, but for the whole of the Constitution of the United States,” he said. Broun, chairman of …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Sheriff vows to fight laws that would infringe upon citizens' 2nd amendment rights.
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Tuesday, January 29
Gun control has been a much discussed topic in the media lately, with Gwinnett County's sheriff going as far as saying he encourages law-abiding citizens to acquire firearms. Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said he will fully exercise his power to protect and defend the Constitutional rights of the citizens of Barrow County. Read Sheriff Smith's full statement on Barrow Patch.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Large crowd reported on Saturday as fears about future accessibility of guns and ammunition drive purchases.
Sunday, January 27
The gun control debate that heated up earlier this month when President Obama proposed a series of gun-control measures led to a large turnout Jan. 26 at a gun show in Lawrenceville. According to myfoxatlanta.com, the line at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds wrapped around the complex just to get inside. "People are starting to understand that they need to look out for their own safety," gun show vendor Bruce Greenfield said in a video with the Fox5 article. "There's a sense of fear ..." vendor Fred Augat also said in the video. In Gwinnett last week, Sheriff Butch Conway joined the conversation by issuing a statement urging "all law abiding citizens" to acquire the necessary skills to use a firearm safely. The Fox5 article and video noted …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Conway posts a statement in response to "many" emails.
Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway has released a statement in support of citizens' right to legally use firearms. "I encourage all law abiding citizens to acquire and maintain the skills to safely carry a firearm in order to protect themselves and others," the statement reads. Conway issued the statement under the heading "The 2nd Amendment." The U.S Constitution's Second Amendment says, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Also, it was in response to "the many emails received," the website states. The statement comes just over a month after the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Coalition urges Americans to show support for the Second Amendment by going to firing ranges, gun stores and shows.
Americans nationwide are being urged to show their support for gun ownership by visiting gun stores, ranges and shows on Saturday, Jan. 19 -- a day designated as "Gun Appreciation Day" by a coalition of gun rights and conservative groups. Organizers hope the event, scheduled two days before President Barack Obama's second inauguration, will rival "Chick-fil-A Day" as "a public statement of protest against government policies." Members of the coalition include the Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Special Operations Speaks, Revolution PAC, Citizens and Country, Social Security Institute, Committee to Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano, Conservative Action Alerts, Women Warriors PAC, Conservative…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Criminals and psychopathic murderers find a way to commit their heinous deeds.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution says: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” That is a clear statement regarding the freedom for the citizens to own a gun. At a time when the nation is in mourning as a result of the heinous crimes in the multiple murders of innocent children in Connecticut, the big government crowd, wanting to never let a crisis go to waste, sees this as the time to disarm law abiding citizens. The vast number of laws broken by the person killing those precious children and some of their teachers could not possibly be made right in order to bring back any of those killed or stop someone from …