gun laws

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Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Nathan Deal, Georgia State Senate, Georgia State House, Mandi Ballinger, Casey Cagle

Georgians Against Campus Carry

Nathan Deal has signed House Bill 280, which allows anyone 21 or older with a weapons license to carry a gun anywhere on a public college or university campus, except inside dormitories, fraternities and sorority houses, daycare facilities, and at athletic events.  HB 280 Was Signed. Now What? The Georgia Board of Regents controls the implementation of Georgia university policy, so it is now up to them to decide on the policy that universities will enact in response to the passing of this bill. HB 280 has many flaws and its implementation is so flawed that it is frowned upon by those on both sides of the issue. It is imperative that we contact the Board of Regents with our concerns and to voice our opinion that we believe that this law is too flawed to implement while also preserving the safety needs of our college campuses and surrounding communities. Calls to action: Write the board of regents, their correspondence addresses can be found here: Attend the May 16, 2017 Board of Regents meeting in the Atlanta Office:        Room 8003        270 Washington Street, SW        Atlanta, GA 30334 Note: The meeting is open to the public, but no comments/concerns will be taken during the meeting. Call the Board of Regents at 404-962-3049 and voice your concerns as a student, parent, faculty member, staff, community member, Georgian, etc. for the implementation of HB 280. Write letters/emails to Georgia university administrators; presidents, provosts, and deans of students. (cc the Board of regents members).  Please Join me in Opposition to HB 280  Special Thanks to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Evan Gillon, and Ayo Aladesanmi 

Paul Oshinski
8,310 supporters
Started 7 months ago

Petition to CT General Assembly

Let CT police confirm that those openly carrying guns in public are doing so lawfully.

H.B. 6200 would provide what Connecticut law enforcement says it needs: the authority to confirm that individuals openly carrying firearms in public are doing so lawfully. Current statute only allows law enforcement to request to see the permit if they have “reasonable suspicion" of a crime, even though the individual is required to have the permit on his person. When police respond to reports of a person carrying a gun in public they can’t assume the individual is simply “exercising his rights.” When officers respond to these calls they have to consider the individual a potential threat until they can assess the situation. Law enforcement's duty to protect the public is compromised when they don’t have the authority to quickly and easily determine whether the individual is legally allowed to carry a firearm in public. The gun lobby vehemently opposes the bill because it challenges its unfettered “guns everywhere” agenda. NRA sympathizers don’t recognize any limitations or requirements on the right to bear arms, despite the Heller Supreme Court decision which reads, “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited.”  H.B. 6200, An Act Concerning Presentation of a Carry Permit, gives law enforcement the authority it needs to assure public safety and diffuse situations which the general public finds threatening while respecting the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.

CT Against Gun Violence
204 supporters