Here in Georgia, we see the effects of massive Hispanic immigration into our state. We have Hispanic legislators now, who have no connection at all with the culture of Georgia. Now we have one of these idiots trying to amend the laws here so that you have to take a state mandated course before you can get your concealed carry permit. That's a standard liberal tactic for keeping these permits from being issued. First they pass a law requiring the course, then they make the course cost so much that ordinary Georgians can't afford it. Next they only license a very few facilities to give the course, and they are in cities. So people can't get there to take the thing even if they have the money. You can bet that this will all be worked into Pedro's bill in committee.
The idea of Georgians with concealed carry permits not knowing how to use their weapons is obscene. People here grow up using guns, just like my kids did. So now we have to try to fend this off.
"House Bill 232 was recently introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Representative Pedro Marin (D-96), HB 232 would change Georgia’s current carry laws to require first-time applicants to take basic firearm training in order to obtain a weapons carry license.
"House Bill 232 would require most gun license applicants to first complete a training course that would introduce the features of the handgun and a brief explanation of the loading, firing and unloading of a firearm. However, it would not require the applicant to actually fire a firearm. HB 232 does not provide specifically where the training would come from, nor does it provide a guide on potential costs associated with this training. All that HB 232 provides is that the instructor must be a law enforcement officer, nationally recognized organization that promotes gun safety or a licensed firearms dealer. HB 232 is another added burden of cost and time for a person who may be in a dire self-defense situation and would like to exercise their constitutional right to carry a firearm for self-defense."
Also, with a complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental rights of Georgia residents, state Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D-82) introduced House Bill 10 which would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and require their confiscation.
HB 10 would ban the possession, sale, transport, distribution or use of the most popular and commonly owned semi-automatic firearms sold today by classifying them as “assault weapons.” In addition, it would prohibit the sale and transfer of standard capacity ammunition magazines labeling them as “large-capacity magazines,” as well as .50 caliber cartridges. This gun control legislation would do nothing to prevent crime and would only burden law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Georgia, potentially turning them into criminals overnight."
|Margaret "Bag Lady" Oliver|
And then, there's the local bunch of oldsters from New England via Boca Raton who ought to style themselves the "Senior Citizens Committee of Public Safety."
This week, they launched a new program to make the following changes in our county. It started with a barrage of carefully orchestrated letter writing to our newspaper and our country commissioner.
Here's their latest list of demands:
1. Make it illegal for people to have "yard chickens." That's when someone has five or six chickens that roam around the property. The Half Way Backs don't like yard chickens. They say the crowing bothers them. So they want a county ordnance banning the owning of poultry outside the confines of a licensed poultry farm. No matter that these jack asses moved in right next to someone who has been living there for 50 years and had chickens all that time.
2. Ban the discharge of firearms in the county other than at public ranges. Of course, we don't have a public range. Even the 4H skeet range is just for the kids. But the Half Way Backs say the noise from people shooting on their own land is "intimidating." I hear these twits on the scanner all the time, "someone is shooting guns in the woods!" Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
3. They want a "dog noise ordnance." People keep hunting dogs here. Hunting dogs bark when they are in their kennels and pen. The Half Way Backs don't like this. They want a county animal control officer to come out and take peoples dogs if they bark.
These people have gotten away with a lot of B.S. in the last couple of years, but they have way overstepped it this time. They need to remember that this isn't Manatee County and if you make people here angry enough there can be direct repercussions for you personally.
Local people are equating all this new barrage of "let's change life here so it's like where we came from" with the overall political situation in the country. They see it as part and parcel of the struggle between those who believe in President Trump and those who only want to restore Obamaism, whatever the cost.
Figuratively speaking, I hear the sound of kerosene jugs being swished around to see if there's enough kerosene to do the job. It's an old, old tradition here. There's also the old tradition of "beating his ass on the town square." That has gone out of vogue these last ten years or so, but I see real potential for it coming back. People here have had enough of this B.S.