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Follow up on the Gun Bill Issue by clintmurphy
January 13, 2008, 1:03 am
Filed under: Guns, Private Property Rights | Tags: , ,

Written by Clint Murphy

I’m hearing that the gun bill may come up as early as WEDNESDAY in the State Senate.  It is imperative that we email our State Senators and let them know how we feel about this issue. 

You can reach State Senator Eric Johnson at Eric.Johnson@senate.ga.gov
You can reach State Senator Regina Thomas at  regina.thomas@senate.ga.gov

Also, contact the Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle, and let him know how you feel about this issue. 



Gun lobby hits the state house by drewwade
January 7, 2008, 5:54 pm
Filed under: Guns, Local Politics

The NRA has descended for a second assault on our capitol to force a bill requiring private property owners to allow guns in cars parked on their property.

Mark Barton, who killed 9 at his office in AtlantaHave they forgotten the horrible scene of 1999 that made international news? The gun activists will of course say: Well, that’s an isolated incident, obviously a very sick individual. Not so, however if you read the interviews of Mark Barton’s family and friends. Why would we invite guns into our workplaces? Easy access makes what could be a diffusible problem into something extremely volatile and potentially disastrous.

Sensibly, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce is against the measure which flies in the face of private property rights. Surely we don’t think the 2nd amendment trumps all the others.



Massacre in the heartland… by clintmurphy
December 5, 2007, 10:03 pm
Filed under: Depression, Guns

I couldn’t even believe the news today when I got home. 

What has happened to our society when someone choses to not only take their own life, but create such horror in a horrific way?  

If this were the first time that someone chose to commit such an action it would be more surprising, but behavior such as this continues to occur without a real national outcry on the issues that affect mental health. 

It’s time for mental health parity.  It’s time for us as a society to get serious and sincerely address the matter of depression and the real toll that it takes on the psyche of its victims. 

As well, the issue of guns must be addressed, or at least efforts to encourage taking guns to work need to be scuttled permanently.  Some elements of the NRA and their supporters are advocating and advancing efforts to allow guns to be be carried to work.  And not only that, but the employer would be liable for any crimes or harm that may occur from the gun being brought to work. 

I’m a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and believe strongly that we must ensure that freedom; however, I mean, seriously, we have “Take Your Child to Work Day”, but do we really need, “Take Your Gun to Work Day?” 

My heart just aches for the family of this killer and for those harmed today in Nebraska.