COMMENTARY: Georgia Gun Law Sets Dangerous Precedent

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“They have instead passed bills which eases the carrying of guns in public places, churches, airport, and Little League ball parks,” he added.

Nothing good can come from this bill. Apparently, Deal doesn’t care about the great potential for more shootings in his state. In 2011, gunfire killed 1,175 people in Georgia, including 443 who were murdered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most up-to-date statistics. Meanwhile, The National Rifle Association called the law “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent history” and the gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org said it will “restore our right to carry and be allowed to protect ourselves anywhere we go.”

But Rev. Raphael Warnock, of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, brings some sanity to the debate as a leading opponent of the gun law.

“Our politicians, tragically, are owned by the gun lobby,” Warnock told reporters. “We will remind them in November that they work for the people.”

Warnock is right. Getting rid of misguided politicians who support the gun law may be the only way to repeal it.

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