Earlier this year, South Carolina passed the Restaurant Carry bill that allows concealed permit holders to conceal carry firearms into restaurants that serves alcohol. Georgia is advancing a similar bill called the Safe Carry Protection Act (HB512).
According to the LA Times, the bill would allow guns in schools, bars, airports (up to screening areas), and churches.
The NRA called the bill’s passage a “historic victory for the 2nd Amendment.”
Second Amendment activists are pushing legislators in almost every state to restore a right that is already theirs, the right to keep and bear arms. But there is always resistance from gun-control advocates who claim that more rights lead to an “increased potential for gun violence.”
No hard evidence or statistics can prove that more firearm freedom leads to more violence. On the contrary, there are reports almost every day where citizens are able to defend themselves and others with firearms. See below.
This year South Carolina was unable to pass the Constitutional Carry bill that would restore 2nd Amendment rights to citizens. Hopefully Georgia will have success signing this bill into law and become model legislation for the rest of the nation.