Yikes – I’m still sorting how I feel about my new representative. I thought it was pretty cool that someone my age could unseat a seasoned representative with a massive warchest; it gave me hope that activists could actually effect change. He’s in the headlines today….and I think it’s a little much, too soon :/ Emotions are still simply too raw over Newtown.
Alas, here’s the story:
An incoming freshman House Republican from Kennesaw has become the first since the Connecticut shootings to propose an expansion of gun rights in Georgia.
State Rep.-elect Charles Gregory, who campaigned heavily on the Second Amendment and limited government power, filed four gun bills this week at the Capitol that would sweep away any restrictions on carrying firearms in Georgia — including on college campuses and in churches.
House Bills 26, 27, 28 and 29 would declare that “evil resides in the heart of the individual, not in material objects,” and would also bar the governor from suspending gun sales during an emergency.
Sure, Rep-elect Gregory will get plenty of earned media over this. We see you – congrats. The victims aren’t even buried; the parents of those babies likely still see wrapped presents for their kindergartener sitting under the tree every time they walk into the living room.
For reference, I own multiple handguns, a rifle, and a shotgun. I also have a concealed weapon permit. Yes, I’d be that citizen in the news for taking matters into my hands during an emergency.
Your timing could’ve been better. This isn’t who we are in Cobb County. Merry Christmas, sir.