On Tues., Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill removing the requirement for Georgians to apply for a permit to carry concealed handguns.
The law, dubbed the 'Constitutional Carry Act,' will allow any 'lawful weapons carrier' to carry a concealed handgun without a license anywhere the weapons are already allowed.
This is a victory for constitutional rights. Many Georgians consider their carry permit the founding document of their nation. Law-abiding residents will be able to more easily protect themselves thanks to the support of Gov. Kemp.
This will do nothing to protect Georgia's communities. Lawmakers are appropriating the Ukrainian-Russian conflict to make senseless arguments about citizens' rights to protection. De-regulating gun ownership and use puts people at even more risk.