ATLANTA – Rep. Dexter Sharper (D)* didn’t vote to allow guns to be carried in more places in Georgia last year. But when the so-called “guns everywhere” law took effect last summer and permitted firearms in bars, schools, churches and government offices, the legislator from Valdosta found himself applying for a license.
Sharper, a Democrat who works as a paramedic, said he didn’t want to be caught somewhere as the only person without a firearm. It’s a growing possibility in his district in Lowndes County, which now issues more than double the number of licenses it did five years ago.
While Sharper and his .32-caliber Kel-Tec may no longer be outgunned, he said he now realizes that his pistol is of little use without guidance as to what to do with it. He suspects other inexperienced, gun-toting Georgians know too little about the state’s gun laws, or how to safely use and store firearms, as well.
Sharper is proposing that those who get a license to carry firearms be required to take a gun safety class. (* I added the “D”)
I will admit publicly that I read this article before I had my obligatory dose of caffeine so I might be just a skosh cranky.
Let me see if I am reading this right: He did not support Georgia’s Gun Laws, but he had no qualms taking advantage of them and getting himself a gun to carry. He realizes that he may need additional training and instead exercising some initiative and take the training, this idle-minded moron’s only attempt at discharging low-level electric current through the neurons in his brain is to come up with a bill (which he will now be exempted) demanding that people must take a class or else they are not worth of exercising their Second Amendment Right?
I am gonna get some coffee….
Update: More details here. Hat tip to Jeff A.