Texas Rep. Jackson Lee Blasts Georgia's New Gun Carry Law

Image: Texas Rep. Jackson Lee Blasts Georgia's New Gun Carry Law

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 09:51 AM

By Drew MacKenzie

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has slammed the new law expanding gun carry rights in Georgia passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill on Wednesday. The legislation will allow legal gun owners to take weapons into bars, churches and government buildings under certain conditions.

The measure, due to take effect on July 1, also permits hunters to use silencers and authorizes schools to allow staff members to carry weapons on campus.

But Lee told the Houston Chronicle that the Safe Carry Protection Act "is not the right step to take when trying to confront gun violence in America."

She said that it "clears the way for school staffers to carry guns in school zones and lets leaders of religious congregations choose whether to allow licensed gun holders inside."

Lee added, "It allows permitted gun owners to carry their weapons in government buildings – including parts of courthouses – where there is no security at the entrance."

The Georgia legislature, which passed the measure in March, opted not to allow gun owners to take weapons onto college campuses, but approved firearms in bars unless the business owner objects and posts a no-weapons sign at the door.

Churches can allow worshipers to bring guns to services under the law, but are not required to do so. Previous Georgia law banned firearms from churches and bars.

Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Charlie Rangel: GOP Believes 'Slavery Isn't Over'

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 23:09 PM

Rep. Charlie Rangel on Thursday likened Republicans to Confederates from the Civil War era, charging that they "believe  . . .

New York Archdiocese to Reorganize, Merge Parishes

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 22:51 PM

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York will merge more than 50 parishes because of lower attendance and rising expen . . .

Michelle Bachmann: World Sees US Has No Plan to Fight Terrorism

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 21:56 PM

The world has no confidence in U.S. leadership because they don't know what our plans to fight terrorism are, Rep. Miche . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved