As a native of Atlanta, Georgia, former Congressman Allen West stays in tune with what is going on in his home State even while living in the Great State of Texas. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and has two speaking assignments during the upcoming Atlanta convention. He is aware that Governor Deal has a bill to sign to guarantee the 2nd Amendment even on a college campus. The Governor is under pressure not to do this. What do you think Mr. West recommends?
As Written By Allen B. West:
It just doesn’t get any better than the opportunity to return to my hometown of Atlanta.
I’ll be landing in Atlanta this Thursday morning for the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting and convention. What a true honor to come home as a life member of this great American organization that stands for the protection of our unalienable individual rights…life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – and also as a Board Member. On Friday, I have the humble and distinct pleasure of taking to the NRA stage to address our membership. Then on Sunday, I have been blessed to be the keynote speaker for the NRA Prayer Breakfast. Hope to see y’all there!
Regardless of where life takes me, I shall always be a son of Georgia, and a native son of Atlanta. I’m so very proud to have been born and raised in that magnificent and historic city. But there are some things that do indeed cause me concern and distress about my hometown.
As reported by Guns.com, “Among those calling on Georgia’s Republican Gov. Nathan Deal to once again veto a measure dropping gun free zones at the state’s public colleges and universities is Atlanta’s new top cop.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, speaking earlier this month with Denis O’Hayer on Atlanta’s NPR affiliate, said she hopes Deal vetoes the measure. “I just think back to when I was in college and you know, the amount of alcohol that flows there, I just don’t see that there is an upside to this,” said Shields, arguing that if there is a problem with crime on campus, school authorities would be better off reaching out to local law enforcement for help. “I just think this really has the potential to really not be good.”
The proposal, HB 280, would amend Georgia law to drop some gun free zones on public post secondary campuses. It was approved by the legislature last month and sent to Deal — who vetoed a similar bill in 2016 — for further action. He is fast approaching the 40-day deadline to veto, sign or allow the measure to become law without his signature.
Pressed by O’Hayer about incidents of violent crime around Atlanta-area public college campuses, Shields downplayed the problem saying it was not “significant enough that you can take on the potential downside that will come with authorizing it [campus carry] and that is not to say that there is not a component of the argument that isn’t valid, it’s to say it’s a risk analysis– what is the downside that you are absorbing in trying to offset in what has occurred on a few isolated incidents.”
It never ceases to amaze me how these self-righteous individuals, such as Chief Shields, believe law abiding citizens cannot be trusted with the important responsibility of protecting themselves. What I find truly disturbing is we have a country where five Supreme Court justices can determine that same-sex marriage is the “law of the land” yet Americans are being told where their Second Amendment right applies? What about the 14th Amendment “equal protection under the law clause” — unless we’re now saying the Second Amendment isn’t law?
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