Yesterday, a key Senate committee gave the go-ahead to “Campus Carry,” a bill intended to allow firearms at colleges and universities across the state.
This legislation has failed before, even though many Georgians are decidedly pro-Second Amendment. The reason for that is simple: students, parents and administrators of all political backgrounds recognize the danger that this law poses and have vocally opposed it.
Just look at the warning University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby, a former GOP lawmaker who once sported an “A” rating from the NRA, gave his former colleagues last week:
Our campus police officers will tell you that allowing students to have firearms on campus makes their job extremely challenging, particularly if an extreme emergency were to occur.
That’s a powerful statement from a high-ranking Republican. You’d think that other Republicans would take notice, but Gov. Deal was dismissive.
“We heard all the hype that we’re now hearing about campus carry, all the predictions of tragedies. All the predictions that we were going to open our state up to a Wild West scenario,” the governor said.
Those earlier fears don’t appear to have come true, Deal said.
“So, therefore, to use those kind of arguments with the campus carry discussion, I think lacks validity,” he said.
Gov. Deal is wrong. Allowing students to carry concealed firearms on campus will endanger the lives of students, teachers and staff and make it more difficult for campus police to do their jobs.
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