> Allows for option to carry in bars and churches.
(Now at venue’s discretion. I used to carry regularly in church. Found out my Pastor used to own a firearm before his wife made him get rid of it. He had a blast when we went out shooting. Another pastor in the denomination also owned a .40, shepherds are responsible for protecting their sheep.)
> 5% of population now licensed to carry. Go Georgia!!!“No one asked for this bill but the gun lobby…” maybe, just maybe it was the 5% of permitted carriers plus probably another large chunk that are pro-2A and liberty.
> Airport access – considering Federal law allows you to check your firearm as baggage. All this really says, is that we’re not going to bust you with state laws when you are legally following Federal law. So it is now okay to park, walk into airport, stand in line, and check your firearm. NOTE: This does not allow firearms at TSA checkpoints.
> Schools when individual is an authorized person (ie: principal, school board, teacher, etc)
> Soldiers may now obtain a carry permit at 18 years of age. If they have been properly trained. Reasoning being, if they’re old enough to wield a firearm in defense of us. Then we should recognize their right to defend themselves.
> Hunters authorized to use silencers/suppressors on lands which the owner has given permission to use such devices.
> Allows those who have had their permits revoked to re-apply after 3 years. (Realize that many times, if an incident occurs ones permit may be automatically rescinded. Even when cleared it may be difficult to receive a permit again.)
> Restricts access of mentally ill to firearms.
> Restricts officers from requiring an individual to show their permit unless actively engaged in a criminal act.
Passed a 112-58, 37-18 in the Georgia state legislature
Wow, is it April 1st or did we wake up in an alternate universe. Two awesome positives in 24 hours.