This is big!
After much controversy in the state of Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp recently signed into law a new bill which removes license and background check requirements for Americans who want to carry guns in public.
According to Fox, after signing the bill into law, Gov. Kemp said that the new law would ensure Georgia citizens’ rights to protect themselves when in public.
“SB 319 makes sure that law-abiding Georgians — law-abiding Georgians, including our daughters and your family too — can protect themselves without having the permission of the state government. The Constitution of the United States gives us that right, not the government. HB 218 ensures that individuals who are licensed to carry in another state are also authorized to do so here in Georgia,” Kemp stated.
Georgia State Sen. Jason Anavitarte added, “This isn’t a bill that’s going to create more crime. This is allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a weapon without a license in Georgia.”
Critics of the new law immediately lashed out at the decision.
Democrat Rep. Kimberly Alexander stated, “This legislation will potentially allow individuals with a criminal history who purchase a gun through a private sale to legally carry a hidden, loaded weapon in our communities.”