Georgia Rep. Lumsden: The Second Amendment is a Right, NOT a Privilege
On Monday, February 20, the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committees were scheduled to begin to review a number of important gun bills.
In their current state, he expects them to be more acceptable.
HB 280 would allow people with their Georgia Weapons License (GWL) to carry concealed on all property owned or leased by a “public institution of post-secondary education”. There are minimal exemptions, sports facilities, student housing – including sororities and frat houses, and campus preschools. Rep. Lumsden, who is in favor of this bill, points to the Second Amendment in part, for his support of the right to carry on college campuses.
HB 292 would impact Georgia gun laws in several positive and important ways, including:
HB 406 aims to target reciprocity between states and will affect Virginia reciprocity directly through its code changes.
“Most conservatives don’t believe it’s wise of government to require training because this is a right, not a privilege,” said Representative Eddie Lumsden. “We all believe it would be a good thing, if you’re going to carry a weapon, you be trained in its use. But this gets into constitutional questions.”
If you live in Georgia, contact your legislators on both committees and let them know how you feel about these bills.