Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Second Amendment Fetishists

Savannah, GA. Today, it will be legal for Georgians with carry permits to take their firearms aboard buses, light rail, within state parks and into liquor-serving restaurants.

I feel safer; don't you?

A bunch of nutbar state legislators thought this would be a good idea and an even better regulation. Somehow we're supposed to be reassured that the 300,000 permitted gun owners who will soon be packing where they couldn't before will have undergone a criminal background check. Wonderful. Hospitalized as an inpatient in a mental hospital or alcohol or drug treatment center as little as six years ago? No problem--Georgia's only concerned about the last five. How about a drug test for current unlawful use of a controlled substance? Nope; we'll take your word on that. Schizophrenic off your meds? Beats me. Mature enough to pack a pistol into the local steak house and keep it holstered after a third cocktail in the midst of a heated argument? Well, that's none of your business, partner.



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Anonymous said...

I feel safer. And so does MARTA. Crime rate in fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 were per 1,000 riders, 3.9%, 3.34%, 3.35% and 3.09%.

Idiocy is being scared of guns and believing that lawful gunowners somehow spawn uncontrolled violence.

Bally said...

People like "Anonymous" [sic} and organizations such as--real name--GeorgiaPacking.org, and the NRA believe in a faith-based system that permitted, law-abiding, citizens are thoroughly vetted by their States, using tools such as the National Instant Check System (NICS) before granting a license. (The NICS process takes between a minute to 3 days to complete.) Although this process is certainly better than nothing, it does nothing to see if the applicant is a nutbar who is about to be a fruitcake with a concealed weapon permit. Face it: a person packing a gun is looking for an opportunity to use it. Besides, increased transit security patrols are responsible for lower crime rates on MARTA, not strangers sitting with concealed weapons. To think otherwise is sheer folly.