You have reason now to fear more for your life after July 1, 2014 if you live in the state of Georgia: Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a bill that allows licensed gun owners in Georgia and visitors from 28 other states to bring a gun into a bar without restrictions and to carry a firearm into government buildings that don’t have security measures in place. The new law also allows concealed weapons to be carried into churches, school zones, and certain parts of airports. The law goes into effect July 1, 2014.
Gov. Deal called the passage of the law a “great day to reaffirm our liberties,” saying Georgia residents can now “protect their families.” We cannot argue against the fact that most Georgians will now need guns to protect themselves, albeit from they themselves.
We can only wonder what the TSA, which is responsible for security at Atlanta’s international airport – the world’s busiest – have to say about the new Georgia law. The same can be said of people responsible for security at government office buildings, churches, schools, and even bars.
It should be pretty clear that the new Georgia law will make it easier for the criminally inclined to enter populated places with concealed weapons.