Yes, yes, yes, the good citizens of Georgia (or some of them - more on that later) now have the right to carry firearms into bars, restaurants, libraries, schools and churches. Sure, some wimp preachers may choose to forbid gun owners to bring them to Sunday Meetings, but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes when some of their freedom loving parishioners pay a visit to debate the matter. I hear Mr. Glock, Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson can be very persuasive when it comes to matters of WWJD.
However, the Georgia legislature and its Governor failed the rights of all of their citizens miserably when they passed this law. As everyone knows, the Second Amendment is the only absolute right God gave us. Just ask any responsible gun owner and they will tell you that God intended to limit our rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly and freedom from
torture cruel and unusual punishment (Mr. Pepper Spray and Mr.Taser can attest to that). Indeed, all our rights are subject to limitations. Except one, the only one that matters, the glorious right to "keep and bear arms." Because without the 2nd amendment the government tyranny would force atheism down our throats, make is all bow to Mecca five times a day, and we would have no ability to keep those government officials from stealing our sacred cattle off grazing on government land and lots of other bad stuff like - Communism!!!!!
So, while it is wonderful that Georgia's lawmakers have seen the light and specifically allowed gun owners to bring their guns into public places like God intended, they failed to protect the 2nd amendment rights of a significant group of Georgia residents, and we all know that once you deny anyone their right to bear arms and keep them safe under your pillow at night, you run the risk that in the future other people will have their right to shoot shit up stolen from them because - Judicial activism!!!!!! We all know that if you don't make it perfectly clear that your right to a gun is sacrosanct, some clever lawyer and some unscrupulous judge will find a loophole big enough to drive an ATF SWAT team through, swooping up all of your pistols and rifles and shotguns and ammunition as they go.
My message to the Great State of Georgia, but especially its chickenshit legislators and Governor, is to fix that law, pronto. For if even one person is denied the right to a firearm, are not we all at risk of losing ours? You see, the Georgia legislators, whether out of stupidity, cupidity or craven cowardice denied thousands of Georgians their rights under the second amendment. I speak of course, of those poor people who are held in Georgia jails or prisons, whether awaiting trial or already convicted. At a minimum, this includes in all likelihood at least 55,000 people who the State of Georgia, in violation of the Constitution, is depriving of their right to keep and bear firearms.
Now, some of you libtards no doubt want to say that the Second Amendment doesn't apply to criminals, to which I say Hoooey! Where in the language of that amendment does it say one word that all people EXCEPT convicted criminals or those charged with a crime have the right to firearms? Nowhere, that's where! And if mentally disturbed people and people who don't like how other people dress, or even people who get scared sitting in their cars at a convenience store can keep and bear arms for their protection, what gives the State of Georgia, or any other Nanny State Agency the power to deny prisoners their guns just because they happen to suffer the misfortune of being held behind bars? Are their rights less important than yours? Is their need for protection from dangerous rapists and murderers less than George Zimmerman's? Hell no!
Indeed, we all know that prisons are extremely violent places where the threat of assault, rape, and even murder is present on a daily basis. If drunks in a bar need guns to protect themselves from other drunks, how much greater is the need for prisoners held in confinement to have the means to defend themselves from those who would prey on them.
Yes, prisons employ guards, but it's a known fact that even prison guards can go bad, and harm prisoners or allow them to come to harm through neglect, indifference or sheer meanness. Let me give you just two of examples where a prisoner having a firearm would have made all the difference:
An Alabama jail guard raped an inmate repeatedly, and the female warden told her there was nothing she could do about it - but put her on birth control, the woman claims in court. [...]
Warden Smith transferred Cheatham to another facility to try to cover up the assaults, Osborne says in the lawsuit.
But six weeks later, while working at a hotel as part of her program, Osborne says she "ended her shift by locking the pool and taking garbage out to a gated Dumpster. As plaintiff entered the gated fence where the Dumpster was located, defendant Cheatham drove a blue Trailblazer in front of the gate to block her exit. Defendant Cheatham grabbed plaintiff, put her in his back seat, tore her Best Western shirt and forced her khaki pants off. He then proceeded to brutally rape plaintiff through intercourse and sodomy. Plaintiff received bruises on her chest and arms. When defendant Cheatham was done raping plaintiff, he repeatedly said, 'Just relax, that wasn't so bad,' and 'Once you go black, you won't go back.'"
I think Ms. Osbourne could have used a Ruger LCP or a Beretta Nano under the circumstances, don't you? A well placed shot to a certain "organ" would have done wonders for her. Even the threat of a well placed nine millimeter slug could have saved her from a world of trouble.
Of course, it is not just female inmates that need handguns for their protection as my Example No. 2 makes clear.
Michigan prison officials needlessly housed juvenile inmates with adult convicts, where the guards then ignored allegations that the young inmates were sexually abused and essentially used as currency inside the facility, according to a new lawsuit. [...]
... It alleges that at least two of the plaintiffs were repeatedly raped because their older cellmates were selling access to the younger ones. It goes on to implicate corrections officers for allowing the rape to continue.
“MDOC staff was aware of the assaults and aware that male adult prisoners were paying John Doe 5’s cellmate access for access to John Doe 5 for purposes of sexually assaulting him,” the suit claims. [...]
The class-action suit cites seven plaintiffs, but was filed on behalf of more than 500 others who have been put in dangerous situations because of treatment from staff and inmates. It also accuses the MDOC of violating the Prison Rape Elimination Act by failing to adhere to guidelines that demand prisoners under the age of 18 have no sight, sound, or physical contact with adult prisoners.
Now, if more guns in public places makes us a safer society, why does not the same rule apply for those held in prison? The Second Amendment either protects all of us, or none of us. This is only logical. A society that denies guns to those who need them most is a society ripe for government overreach. Why, who knows if some tyrannical government bureaucrat this very minute is plotting to sic
the dogs federal or local law enforcement on you for some imagined crime. You can be innocent nine ways to Sunday for all the good it will do you. And when you are sitting in your jail cell next to a real felon, your beloved Sig Sauer in some police property room after it was taken from your warm loving hands, who will be there to protect you from a fate worse than death (or death for that matter)? No one, that's who, and without a firearm at your disposal , you will be just a piece of fresh meat for hardened criminals or corrupt prison officials to do with as they please.
Let me put it to you in a way that anyone can understand. If a 67 year old Nevada rancher can use his guns and the guns of other patriots to protect himself, his family and his cows from a bunch of "rogue" BLM agents and succeed in forcing that evil government to back down, how can we deny Ms. Jane No. 27865 or Mr. Joe No. 57366 the same right to protect their lives from known criminals and "rogue" prison guards?
So Georgia Legislature, do the right thing. All Georgians should be able to enjoy their 2nd amendment rights, not just the ones that have managed to avoid serving time for "alleged" crimes. If a gun can go to church, surely it should go to jail, too.