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Police: Men with guns face off in Valdosta store

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] -
I'll go back and reread the site.
However, what I posted about long guns has been/was in effect since I was a small kid carrying one (a .22 rifle or a 410) down the street to go hunting.
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OCGA 16-11-126
(b) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry on his or her person a long gun without a valid weapons carry license, provided that if the long gun is loaded, it shall only be carried in an open and fully exposed manner.

posted @ Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 21:23

Police: Men with guns face off in Valdosta store

@dahreese: HB60 changed nothing regarding the manner in which a licensed individual may carry a weapon. Since you asked, open carry has always been legal. Licensing was imposed in 1910 to disarm blacks. Concealed carry was legalized in 1976. I don't think convenience stores were ever on the list of prohibited places.

Regards,
Fat Bubba

posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 13:22

Police: Men with guns face off in Valdosta store

Other than a blatant attempt by the media to link the two, the events described in the article were in no way affected by the new law. Openly carried firearm - legal with license before Tuesday. Openly carried firearm in a convenience store - legal before Tuesday. Being a stupid, crotchety old phart - frowned upon by most but legal before Tuesday. Demanding an id from someone - crotchety old pharts had no authority before Tuesday. Making an ass of yourself - legality pretty much officer's discretion before and after Tuesday.

Now back to the internet ninjas,

posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 09:55

What should you do if confronted with a gunman?

[quote][b]cwillocks[/b] - Sad fact is that most persons armed legally with a concealed weapon never, or rarely, train with it.[/quote] Fair enough.

[quote]They end up killed if they try to react.[/quote] Other than that mentioned in the article do you have supporting data?

posted @ Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 16:43

Athens woman arms self when threatened by bully

Didn't happen. Everyone knows there would have been blood in the streets, scores of innocent children killed or the bully would have taken the lady's gun and killed her with it.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 06:55

Security boosted in wake of new Georgia gun law

[quote][b]sweept[/b] - yep, that's the only part of the new law I dont like. What kind of idiot thought it was a good idea to add it in? Officials should be able to check id's for anything at demand to verify legality... driving, toting, voting, receiving benefits etc.
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Your papers, please.

posted @ Monday, May 5, 2014 - 08:00

Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

A couple of fake boobs, a lab grown vag and men may never (have to) leave the house again.

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:33

What Others Say: Gov. Deal shouldn't sign gun bill (The Telegraph, Macon)

We are Second Amendment advocates, but .....

Any / All credibility lost.

posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:15

Bill would allow firefighters to have guns on duty

Peace officers and a whole crowd of other job descriptions, defined in O.C.G.A. § 16-11-130 Exemptions from Code Sections 16-11-126 through 16-11-127.2, are exempt from the license requirement - on or off duty and it's not a CCW, CCP or any derivative thereof. The current license is titled Georgia Weapons Carry License. Don't know how far back it goes but prior to 2010 it was Georgia Firearms License. No mention of concealed in the title of either. Georgia does not differentiate between open and concealed carry. The license is required for either (with exceptions).

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 18:07

2 shot at Florida movie theater, 1 later dies

@franklingrady:
[quote]Meanwhile today yet another school shooting. I'm open to suggestions. You tell me.[/quote]

Couldn't find a neutral source so I'll use CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/14/justice/new-mexico-school-shooting/?hpt=hp...

[quote]A 12-year-old boy entered his middle school gym, pulled a shotgun out of a bag and opened fire on students waiting for school to begin Tuesday, wounding two of them, said authorities in Roswell, New Mexico.[/quote]

shooting someone - illegal, sounds reasonable, sensible and rational
12 year old with gun - illegal, sounds reasonable, sensible and rational
12 year old with gun at middle school - don't know the current law for NM but fairly certain illegal, sounds reasonable, sensible and rational

What now?

Ban "assault weapons" - totally irrelevant depending upon definition
Ban "high capacity" magazines - totally irrelevant
Universal background checks - totally irrelevant
Mandatory training for those with carry license - totally irrelevant
Limit number firearms purchased in a specified time period - totally irrelevant
Track volume of ammunition purchased - totally irrelevant

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 19:38

2 shot at Florida movie theater, 1 later dies

@franklingrady: Rational, sensible, reasonable as defined by whom? NRA or Bloomberg?

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:34

2 shot at Florida movie theater, 1 later dies

@mpd0.59: I don't think (quite sure of it actually) that all active duty cops know all concealed carry ordinances of their own state. What's your point?

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:01

2 shot at Florida movie theater, 1 later dies

I must have missed the part of the story stating that the suspect was a concealed carry permit holder.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:05

State Patrol: 117 car wrecks last month in Athens

But ability to drive must be demonstrated before one can get a license and mandatory, state approved training if 16. There should be no accidents or negligent acts.

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 07:34

Man accidentally fires gun in Athens restaurant

@workhard2play: Supporting data?

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 12:50

Man accidentally fires gun in Athens restaurant

Keyboard ninja

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 10:34

Danielsville man caught with stolen gun, meth at Athens mall

If you have a permit and you choose to drive, there are consequences that sometimes you have to face. If you are doing nothing wrong, and someone calls the police since they saw you driving your car, you should be happy to show the ACCPD your permit. They are doing their job.

posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:13

Big rig strikes occupied port-a-potty in Athens, sparks altercation

Could have resulted in a not so white Christmas.

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 08:36

Athens biker runs into car

I've often considered driving my bike into a larger vehicle.

posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 09:04

Man ordered to serve weekends in jail for Athens penis-shaking incident

It was mushrooms, crack and slap a hoe in the original story.

posted @ Monday, October 28, 2013 - 13:29

Georgia school locked down following dog attack

"According to Fulton County Animal Control, two rottweilers attacked the student..."

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/school-lockdown-due-pit-bull-attack...

posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 08:00

Herschel Walker to pit cooking skills against celebrities on Food Network

If Herschel’s Famous 34 Pub & Grill is any indication of his culinary skills he'll need to step up his game considerably.

posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 15:31

Investigators review erratic behavior of DC gunman

"...bringing with him a sawed-off shotgun..."

Fact or poorly veiled attempt at sensationalism?

posted @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 11:01

Athens commission talks trash

Thought there was provision in the current SPLOST for a "walled-and-locked" area to hold Athens trash.

posted @ Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 07:26

Teen dead, more hurt in Texas high school stabbing

[quote][b]avenger[/b]What are you? A vegan?[/quote]

Just wanted to see where you draw the line with your "regulations".

posted @ Friday, September 6, 2013 - 15:14

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