The bill is not a cure-all for gun control. It is a compromise.
A bunch of Democrats, including Jimmy Carter’s grandson Jason Carter, voted for the bill. Carter said he “helped make the bill better than it was when it first started.” Even Governor Deal admitted that the bill was a compromise: “The main story that should come out of it is the final product is significantly different from earlier versions. And some of the more [pause] interesting parts were removed.”
One of the “interesting parts” that Governor Deal is talking about would have made it legal for law-abiding Georgians to carry guns in secured government spaces. That measure was in the original bill, but politicians backed down. That just goes to show what Georgia politicians really think about guns. If they don’t want people carrying guns around them, they must not truly believe law-abiding gun owners make the world safer. Politicians always say they support gun rights when it gets them votes, but they don’t put their money where their mouth is.
And these are the same politicians who the liberal media are calling gun nuts and “extremists.” Leave it to the liberal media to portray a moderate, bi-partisan bill as an act of domestic terrorism.