Atlanta Police Chief Opposes Campus Carry Based On Her College Days, Not Data

posted on April 25, 2017

In an interview with Atlanta’s NPR affiliate, WABE, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields urged Georgia’s governor to once again veto a bill that would allow permit holders to carry concealed on public college and university campuses. 

“I just think back to when I was in college and, you know, the amount of alcohol that flows there, it’s just … I just don’t see that there is an upside to this,” Shields said. Citing violent crimes near area campuses, she was asked why permit holders shouldn’t be able to choose how to protect themselves. However, Shields ducked the question and minimized the threat on campuses, saying, “Get your data right.” 

Get your data right, Chief. Georgia law requires permit holders to be at least 21 years of age, and prohibits possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. In addition, the new law bars guns in student housing or at sporting events. The image of drunken underclassmen and -women mishandling firearms is a red herring; data from campuses that currently allow carry is proof.

As is the impressive safety record of 15 million permit holders nationwide—whom the chief would disarm for stepping onto campus.

Latest

Springfield Armory SA-35
Springfield Armory SA-35

Friends Of NRA Gun Of The Year: Springfield Armory SA-35

The 2023 Friends of NRA Gun of the Year is a Springfield Armory SA-35 with a unique NRA stock design.

Biden Keeps Pushing To Ban Semi-Automatics

Biden seems determined to try to ban not just so-called “assault weapons,” but also now seems to be going after all semi-automatic firearms, by implying anyone who owns them must be, in his mind, “sick.”

Hollywood Gets It Wrong, Again

Reality tells a different story than Hollywood on Armed Citizens.

The Politically Incorrect Truth About America's Rifle

For the truth on America's rifle, America's 1st Freedom spoke to the man who wrote the book on it.

A Look At Some Of What To Expect In 2023

This year, we will push to expand constitutional carry, right-to-carry laws and fight the gun control groups' continued attempts to use the financial sector to effectively get the restrictions they can't get through legislatures. And this is just the beginning of what we will do!

Gun-Control Groups Present a Demand List to Biden

A long list of gun-control groups recently signed a letter telling President Biden that his gun-control actions are not enough. In his upcoming State of the Union Address, they want him to agree to much more.

Interests



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.