I’m unsure of what Cobb is unsure of.
The new law is very specific, and for once, seems to deal with the very civic need opposed by many elected officials as well as the uninformed public. State Rep. David Wilkerson says he voted against the bill because guns will now be allowed in places “where children frequently gather.” He obviously does not realize that an “active shooter” can only be stopped by a good guy with another gun.
Hopefully, State Sen. Judson Hill misspoke, referring to the law as “concealed carry,” when in reality it allows those citizens fingerprinted and screened for past bad acts, to carry a handgun openly or concealed. Via the Georgia Gun Permit, citizens may now carry in bars and churches and other gatherings, along with permitted visitors from other states that partner with Georgia in the firearms reciprocity program. Most anti-gun advocates don’t want to discuss how many “active shooter” incidents have taken place in schools, fast food shops, workplaces and hundreds more in churches. Personally, I do not shop nor frequent “gun free” locations because they are invitations to would-be shooters that they will rule.
I am sure (not unsure) that this bold action taken by the majority of our elected officials will result in less gun violence and provide a safer environment for the citizens of Georgia. As a former instructor for the NRA program, Refuse to be a Victim, I urge all to take responsibility for their own safety and that of their loved ones. I have five members of my family who have made their careers in law enforcement, but even they know how far away 911 is when you really need them.