Monday, January 11, 2010

Liquor & Guns

We already went through this debate down in Louisiana, when the legislature debated allowing guns on college campuses. That bill failed.

But the same lobbyists were working in more than one state, which is why Georgia is now considering the allowance of concealed guns anywhere but court and jail. This includes the ability to carry concealed into churches, bars, and college campuses.

I hope I'm not the only one who sees this not only as a terrible idea, but a direct play on voter's public safety fears, and an election year ploy to keep candidates in line.



S.A.W.B. said...

An armed society is a polite society. The statistics collected over the years from sources not aligned/funded by the Brady bunch prove, over and over, that areas with 'liberal' conceal/carry laws have drastically lower instances of violent and gun related crimes.

I'll look up the stats for you later, as I'm sure there will be commentary to counter mine.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

If only the old adage were true, the United States would enjoy the most well-mannered society ever to have existed in the planet's history.

The New Orleans metropolitan area is a very well armed society, and I doubt anyone could say we have "drastically lower instances of violent and gun related crimes."

I think the statistics of lower instances of violent and gun crimes in areas with more liberal (you used the term correctly) conceal/carry laws would also coincide to additional factors such as education attained, median income, and population density.

Existing culture matters just as much as firearms regulation.