Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Nelson, Ga., follows Kennesaw's example in mandating gun ownership for households, while Connecticut looks to strengthen gun controls — both attempts to improve safety.
After passing a law requiring gun ownership for each household, the little town of Nelson, Ga., was the talk of the nation this week. Monday's passage of the city's Family Protection Ordinance was reported by The Huffington Post, which noted the city council's agenda said the ordinance was a deterrent to potential criminals. It also said it is "opposition of any future attempt by the federal government to confiscate personal firearms." Kennesaw, Ga., passed a similar law years ago and Kennesaw Police Lt. Craig Graydon told Kennesaw Patch he was not surprised another city had opted for a similar ordinance. He said for years he had fielded calls from reporters around the world interested in the city's famous 1982 gun law. With some …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Because of fatigue, I always regret staying up so late into the night (or early morning) the day after Sine Die.
Staying until the last gavel falls has become a tradition under the Gold Dome. The last hours of the last day of the 40-day session always means interesting “people watching.” Because of fatigue, I always regret having stayed up so late into the night (or early morning) the day after Sine Die. Our lawmakers must be drained, and as some refer to their feelings when tired and exhausted, as being brain dead. Some people, while hearing about many of the decisions made by the members of the General Assembly, would paint with a broad brush, feeling certain they were watching the activity of brain dead people. I would not be as harsh in my assessment of this session of the General Assembly. I did not like everything that happened and certainly …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The vice president said recently he keeps two shotguns in his own home.
Vice President Joe Biden recently caused a stir when he told people at a roundtable discussion that if they were worried about protecting themselves at home, a shotgun would be more beneficial than an AR-15. This was being debated in the context of the Obama administration’s calls to renew the federal assault weapons ban. In a Fox News story, Biden was quoted as telling the group that he instructs his wife to use a shotgun in the event of a problem. He reportedly said he’s told his wife to walk out onto the balcony and fire two blasts from the double-barreled shotgun. “I promise you whoever’s coming in is not gonna,” Biden is reported as saying. “You don’t need an AR-15 (assault rifle). It’s harder to aim. It’s harder to use and in fact …
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.
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 …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Friday's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has ignited the gun control debate.
Friday's shooting tragedy at a Connecticut school has again brought the topic of gun control to the forefront. Twenty elementary school children were among the 27 people killed when a gunman opened fire inside a kindergarten class at Sandy Hook Elementary. Adam Lanza, who killed his mother first, was identified as the shooter. He killed himself as a finale to the massacre. Immediately the debate turned to gun control with advocates saying stricter gun controls are obviously needed. This is the fifth time this president has had to visit the families of mass shooting victims. White House press secretary Jay Carney, however, said Friday "was not the day" to discuss gun control. But the president made it clear that this does bring the topic …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
This plan will encourage the recreational and protective use of most rifles and shotguns while making it illegal for most Americans to own a handgun or unnecessarily lethal long gun.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
A South Carolina sheriff advises citizens to obtain a concealed weapons permit after a woman is attacked and sexually assaulted.
A clearly frustrated South Carolina sheriff had some harsh words for the criminal justice system after a man with a long history of arrests attacked and sexually assaulted a woman in a Spartanburg park. “I can tell you that our form of justice is not making it,” said Sheriff Chuck Wright in a videotaped press conference posted on YouTube. Wright said the suspect in the attack, Walter Monroe Lance, 46, has been arrested multiple times and convicted of 20 charges dating back to 1983. The charges range from disorderly conduct to assault and battery with intent to kill. Most recently, the suspect served 14 months for a federal probation violation. “I’ve had liberals call me and tell me ‘a chain gang is not going to work.’ Well, let me inform …