MACON, GEORGIA — Governor Nathan Deal simultaneously struck down concealed carry on campus and approved legislation which would allow students and faculty attending Georgia public universities to carry stun guns.
via FOX News
“From the early days of our nation and state, colleges have been treated as sanctuaries of learning where firearms have not been allowed,” Deal said in a statement when he struck down the campus carry bill and approved the stun gun bill. “To depart from such time-honored protections should require overwhelming justification. I do not find that such justification exists.”
This new stun gun bill is being touted as “campus carry lite” by pundits and politicians and we agree — it’s empty.
“We had to place a large order, because they were selling out,” Eric Wallace manager of Adventure Outdoors, a hunting and camping supply store in Smyrna, told WSB-TV. “More people are coming in and buying these. A lot of fathers are buying them for their daughters and ladies who go to Georgia State, Kennesaw State, UGA and Georgia Tech.”
While some students interviewed by FOX News and other news affiliates appear to be in favor of the measure, make no mistake: campus carry was vetoed by the governor.
The ability for a student or faculty member to use legally justified lethal force against an attacker is off the table.
Don’t worry, though, criminals don’t have anything to worry about.
How in the world will students and faculty be expected to form any resistance against an attacker or attackers armed with actual guns?
What we’re seeing here is the absolutely dilution of people’s constitutional right to carry arms. So the analogy of “campus carry lite” is apropos in the sense that they take a single ingredient and water it down until you can barely taste it.
This is how the disintegration of basic liberties begin — by watering down virtues which we have upheld as a country to be paramount for our own protection.
What boggles the mind is that people pay in excess of $20,000 a year and undertake usurious loans only excusable by death or 10 years of federal service and willingly submit themselves to the mercy of any bad agent out there.
“I think it’s an excellent idea. It’s a non-lethal solution,” Kennesaw State University student Aaron Leix told the news station. “Kind of a compromise for campus carry and I think it’s going to make our campus a lot safer.”
This is supposed to be the next generation of leaders and future politicians. If they’re willing to accept a far lesser amount for what they’re putting in, we’ve got a lot of suckers coming down the pike.
Well, for the rest of you great people — carry concealed every single day, everywhere you legally can. Because, as we’ve seen, once you’re legally restricted, only criminals will be carrying.