Georgia Governor Vetoes Campus Carry Measure

posted on May 5, 2016

Changing directions from earlier statements on the issue, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday vetoed House Bill 859, the campus safety bill that would have allowed law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense on the state’s public college and university campuses.

“We agreed with Gov. Deal when he said that the arguments against the campus safety bill lacked validity. He was right then, but he is wrong today,” said NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen. “It is unfortunate that Gov. Deal vetoed a bill that would have made Georgia campuses safer for his constituents. The NRA is thankful to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and the legislators who worked to protect law-abiding citizens’ constitutional right to self-defense on campus, and we look forward to working with them next session to pass this important safety legislation.”

According to NRA-ILA, legislators who were instrumental in passing the campus safety legislation include Representatives Rick Jasperse, Mandi Ballinger, Alan Powell, John Meadows, David Ralston and Sen. Jesse Stone.

Latest

gun manufactures at convention
gun manufactures at convention

Inside The War On Your Gun Stores Manufacturers

Using the authority of his pen and the government agencies he oversees, Biden is waging war on gun stores and manufacturers.

“Face the Nation” Airs ATF Propaganda

What transpired in this interview showcases how the ATF has become another arm of the most anti-gun administration in history.

These Magazines are the Standard

Firearms magazines capable of holding 10 or more rounds, often mislabeled as “high-capacity” or “large-capacity” magazines, are overwhelmingly preferred nationally by law-abiding gun owners.

Can Mexico Get Away With This?

A group of Mexican officials, in coordination with American gun-control proponents, want to make American firearms manufacturers pay billions of dollars because of the violent, evil actions of drug cartels in Mexico.

This Professor is Not Politically Correct

This is a perspective on the Second Amendment worth hearing.

From the Editor | A Time for Celebration

The NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, held in Dallas, Texas, next month, are a time for celebration of freedom.



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