Notwithstanding the new law in Georgia, common sense should continue to be a priority for gun owners

Every time we are in the car with other people, the law requires us to have a driver’s license with us. Last week, the governor signed legislation eliminating the permit to carry a concealed weapon. Essentially, the new law allows any person who lawfully owns a gun to hide it and carry it with them — wherever they go. It’s being called the constitutional carry law of whatever else has happened in the past few weeks. First, a gunman murdered two grandparents and their grandson at a shooting range in Grantville, Georgia. Then several gunmen had a shootout that injured 15 people at a Columbia mall. On Easter morning, another gunman opened fire, killing 9 people outside a Hampton County nightclub. According to a poll by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 70% of Georgia voters don’t think people should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon without a license. Of those, 70 percent – 60 percent identify as conservative. Look, responsible gun ownership is a natural part of American life. My father is a retired police officer. My family has always hunted and enjoyed shooting for the sport. Our editorial team agrees that common sense should always apply to anything dangerous. If you are buying a car, you must have common sense to drive it in public. If it’s not supposed to be a license, let’s find a way to agree on common sense. I’m Ben Hart Thank you for sharing this time.

Every time we are out on the road with other people, the law requires us to have a driver’s license with us.

Last week, the governor signed legislation that will eliminate the permit to carry a concealed weapon.

In essence, the new law allows anyone who lawfully owns a gun to hide it and carry it with them wherever they go.

It’s called the constitutional law of carry.

Proponents say it gives gun owners the freedom to carry guns to protect themselves.

It’s important timing because of what has happened in the last few weeks.

First, a gunman murdered two grandparents and their grandson at a shooting range in Grantville, Georgia. Then a shooting broke out at a mall in Columbia, injuring 15 people.

On Easter morning, another gunman opened fire outside a Hampton County nightclub, killing nine people.

According to a poll by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 70% of Georgia voters believe people should not be allowed to carry a concealed weapon without a license.

Of these, 70 to 60 percent describe themselves as conservative.

Look, responsible gun ownership is a natural part of American life.

My father is a retired police officer. My family has always hunted and enjoyed shooting for the sport.

Our editorial team agrees that common sense should always apply to anything dangerous.

When you buy a car, you must have common sense to drive it in public.

If you buy a gun and want to hide it in public, the community should be able to trust that you have the common sense to use it properly.

If it’s not supposed to be a license, let’s find a way to agree on common sense.

I’m Ben Hart

Thank you for sharing this time.