Thursday, February 18, 2016

Concealed Carry

In order to legally carry a concealed weapon in the State of Georgia you need a Carry License and the associated FBI background check--ignore the fact that licensing is a responsibility of the states. But if you want to carry a bill, a campus carry bill, out of committee you need no license. You just need last minute agenda updates.

Which comes as quite a surprise to the opponents of licensed carry on University System properties. Bear in mind the facts of the current situation. Today's prohibition is not just against students, faculty, administration and employees of the University System, it prohibits all licensed carry by all legally licensed and background checked gun toters. And that applies to all University System property including off-campus properties which are often hard to identify as legally allowed gun free zones.

Most disappointing is not that Alan Powell pulled a fast one by tacking the legislation to the agenda but that he did not tack on a provision for licensed carry under the Gold Dome.