Connect with us

News

Georgia State Rep. Wants to Suspend Enforcement of Concealed Carry Laws During Chinese Virus Crisis

Published

on

The Georgia Generaly Assembly approved an executive order for a public health state of emergency on March 16th. This was done to give Governor Kemp some power to overide Georgia state laws, if needed, to lessen the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

One Republican representative in Georgia, Matt Gurtler, is calling for the Governor to use his powers to stop the enforcement of concealed carry laws.

Gurtler believes that families have a right to defend themselves, particularly with police departments very possibly being overwhelmed with problems associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The state representative says,

Trending: Stanford University Babies Demand “Removal” of College Republicans from Campus

We need to suspend enforcement especially during the state of emergency, when so many individuals need to be able to defend themselves and their families and their loved ones and their property.

take our poll - story continues below

POLL: Would you vote for Donald Trump in 2024?

  • POLL: Would you vote for Donald Trump in 2024? 

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Big League Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

This is being suggested by Gurtler on the brink of surging gun sales, not just in Georgia, but across the entire country.

Some lawmakers take Gurtler’s approach, seeing more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens, as a net positive. They are happy that the second amendment is allowing citizens the option to be able to defend themselves, especially since police departments are being stretched thin.

On the other hand, there are politicians who are worried about spiking gun sales.

One of Gurtler’s Democrat collegues, Senator Jen Jordan, insists that Gurtler is pushing a dangerous policy.

Jordan believes, “the fact that we’ve seen a spike in sales of guns and ammunition underscores just how wrong Gurtler is.” She also says that the gun sales spike is a result of fear mongering by the NRA, a relatively common Leftist talking point throughout this pandemic.

This particular battle between pro-second amendment politicians and pro-gun control politicians in the Georgia Senate and House is not entirely new, though.

Gurter has advocated for ending the concealed carry permit system in Georgia for some time. He was one the main sponsors of a piece of legislation to allow constitutional carry in Georgia in 2018.

Gurtler would like to see the law changed so that Georgia citizens wouldn’t have to get approval to carry a concealed handgun, and he sees such laws as even more neccessary in times of crisis.

Big League Guns

Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation

Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.

Published

on

If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.

Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional. 

AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.

In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.

take our poll - story continues below

POLL: Would you vote for Donald Trump in 2024?

  • POLL: Would you vote for Donald Trump in 2024? 

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Big League Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”

In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.” 

Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”

According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”

When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”

Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.

Continue Reading
It's time to name Antifa a terror org! Sign your petition now!


Trending