Moms Demand having a fit
Plus the Daily Beast, the HuffPo and Media Matters for America are chiming in as the Club of the Highly Offended and Very Scared Liars. The issue? A new bill in the Georgia legislature that they say will allow felons to carry guns, shoot innocent people and get away with it because Stand Your Ground….huh?
I found a version of the offending bill and the closest I could come up to the general zip code of what these idiots are talking about is this:
Defense of self or others, as contemplated by and provided for under Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 16, shall be an absolute defense to any violation under this part.”
But already in the books in Georgia and not affected by this addendum as far as I ca see (O.C.G.A. § 16-3-21 Use of force in defense of self or others; evidence of belief that force was necessary in murder or manslaughter prosecution) states that:
(b) A person is not justified in using force under the circumstances specified in subsection (a) of this Code section if he:
(2) Is attempting to commit, committing, or fleeing after the commission or attempted commission of a felony
So WTH is going on? Why the sudden lust after this bill? If you read the bill, it is a nuclear strike against Gun Control in Georgia. Twenty six pages of eliminating stupid and proven-useless restrictions, favoring self-defense for Law Abiding Citizens and putting criminals on the defensive. I would call this our version of the SAFE Act plus Colorado & Connecticut Laws all at once. This has to be chaffing the communal underpanties of all Gun Control groups something fierce so that is why suddenly they felt the need to temporarily unite in the effort.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has an NRA ILA rating of ‘A” but I am not up to Georgia politics and have no idea if he will sign or not the bill into law. If he does, good for the state and we can say that It Was The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia for Gun Control Groups.