Gov. Deal has until May 3 to sign a bill that would allow guns on college campuses in Georgia, and the opposition growing louder.
After ignoring the protests of Georgia students, parents, teachers and law enforcement officials, conservative legislators sent the bill to the governor’s desk, even after he asked for changes he didn’t get.
Now opponents of the legislation are focusing their efforts on Deal, taking to social media to urge the governor to veto HB 859:
— Veto HB859 (@VetoCampusCarry) April 23, 2016
— R.E.M. HQ (@remhq) April 20, 2016
— Kim Haltiwanger (@kimhalti) April 21, 2016
Gov. Deal has been tight-lipped on his plans for the bill, but you can be sure that this editorial in the AJC was on his weekend reading list.
With the passage of House Bill 859, a law allowing students to bring guns into their public university classrooms, Georgia’s elected leaders are undertaking an unprecedented educational experiment: How quickly can one of the most highly ranked and regarded public universities in the world be knocked out of the top 10?
We can’t let Gov. Deal sign this dangerous bill. Tell him to VETO HB 859.