DOWN GE­OR­GIA WAY

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“For anti-gun politi­cians, ac­tivists and their bil­lion­aire al­lies like Michael Bloomberg who want to use the ac­tions of a mad­man to re­strict our Sec­ond Amend­ment rights in Ge­or­gia, we have one sim­ple mes­sage: Don’t even think about it,” says Patrick Parsons, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Ge­or­gia Gun Own­ers, a non­profit in Ken­ne­saw, the same town where a gun­man wounded six people at a FedEx fa­cil­ity last week.

“While our first thoughts are to send out prayers to the vic­tims and their fam­i­lies, the all-too pre­dictable calls for gun con­trol from gun-grab­bers is noth­ing less than de­spi­ca­ble,” he says, tak­ing par­tic­u­lar is­sue with “Gun Free Zone” signs.

“No crim­i­nal, thug or mad­man is afraid of a plas­tic ‘Gun Free Zone’ sign. While we be­lieve pri­vate property own­ers should be able to de­cide for them­selves whether they al­low firearms on their property, those who ban them pub­licly do so at the peril of their em­ploy­ees and their place of busi­ness,” Mr. Parsons says.

The group is now call­ing on the Ge­or­gia Gen­eral As­sem­bly to elim­i­nate all “Gun Free Zones” in Ge­or­gia, and for pri­vate businesses with anti-gun poli­cies to elim­i­nate them “at once.”

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