Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

NRA-Backed Campus Safety Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

Friday, March 11, 2016

Fairfax, Va. – Georgia State Senators today handed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yet another defeat in his effort to limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. By a margin of 37 to 17, Senators voted to pass House Bill 859, legislation aimed at improving safety on college campuses in Georgia. The bill now heads to Governor Nathan Deal.

 “This important legislation will make Georgia college campuses safer places for students, faculty and administrators,” said Catherine Mortensen, NRA Spokesperson. “Today’s vote is a clear victory for the Second Amendment and a repudiation of New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s gun control agenda. Bloomberg-funded groups launched a misinformation campaign in the Peach State about this bill. Georgians saw right through the lies and scare tactics.”

 New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, opposes the legislation and is airing television ads in opposition to HB 859. The television buy is part of the gun control group’s misinformation campaign that claims campus carry is dangerous and will result in a spike in crime and firearm accidents. Facts do not support these claims.

 House Bill 859 would allow adult college students the same right to defend themselves on campus that they already have off-campus. Under the proposed law, law-abiding Georgia Weapons License (GWL) holders would be allowed to carry when they are in or on any building or real property owned by or leased to any public technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of post-secondary education.

 “We want to thank our members and supporters in Georgia who rallied behind this bill and urged their senators to vote for it,” added Mortensen. “We also want to thank all the Georgia state lawmakers who supported the fundamental right of students to self-protection, whether on or off-campus.”

 

Facts:

  • People who have carry permits are statistically more law-abiding than the general public.  For example, Florida has issued over 2.7 million carry permits – the most of any state – and has had to revoke only 0.006 percent (six one-thousandths of one percent) of them because of firearm crimes by permit holders.
  • Eight states have provisions, either by legislation or court rulings, allowing the carrying of concealed weapons on public postsecondary campuses: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. (Kansas law goes into effect July 2017. Oregon and Wisconsin laws do not allow for carrying of firearms into campus buildings).
  • In 2006 the Utah Supreme Court held that public colleges and universities could not enforce any policy prohibiting a concealed carry license holder from possessing a firearm on their campus. A comparison of the violent crime data at the University of Utah between 2003-2006 (4 years prior to firearms on campus) and 2007-2010 (4 years after firearms on campus) reveals that permitting law-abiding adults to possess firearms did not lead to an increase in violent crime. In fact, the University of Utah experienced a drop in the rates of violent crime, forcible rapes, and aggravated assaults.
  • Amanda Collins is a good example of why campus carry laws are needed. Collins, a young college student in Reno, NV who was brutally attacked and sexually assaulted on a campus. She had a valid concealed carry permit at the time, but was not allowed to bring her firearm on campus. She was raped at gun point by a man who illegally had a firearm on campus.  Below are 2 links to her story:

http://www.nranews.com/search/video/amanda-collins-only-a-firearm-will-stop-a-determined-stalker?q=amanda%20collins

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/counterpoint-rape-survivor-argues-why-we-need-guns-campus

IN THIS ARTICLE
Georgia Campus Carry
TRENDING NOW
“I Did That!” Biden’s Gas Crisis Creates Public Safety Crisis

News  

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

“I Did That!” Biden’s Gas Crisis Creates Public Safety Crisis

The Biden Administration is serious about making it more difficult for responsible citizens to exercise their gun rights, which is hardly surprising from the most anti-Second Amendment president in history. What is less obvious is ...

SCOTUS Reverses and Remands Two NRA-ILA Backed Magazine Cases

News  

Thursday, June 30, 2022

SCOTUS Reverses and Remands Two NRA-ILA Backed Magazine Cases

One week after our landmark victory in NYSRPA v. Bruen, the Supreme Court issued orders in two other NRA-ILA backed cases. Those cases, ANJRPC v. Bruck and Duncan v. Bonta, challenge New Jersey and California laws that ban magazines capable ...

California: Legislature Passes and Newsom Signs Anti-Gun Bills

Friday, July 1, 2022

California: Legislature Passes and Newsom Signs Anti-Gun Bills

The California Legislature starts their Summer recess today, but not before a busy week full of defiant action against the recent Supreme Court victory in the NRA case of NYSRPA v. Bruen. The legislature passed several anti-gun ...

New Jersey:  Despite Historic Supreme Court Ruling Gun Bills Advance in Trenton

Friday, July 1, 2022

New Jersey: Despite Historic Supreme Court Ruling Gun Bills Advance in Trenton

On the heels of last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, Majority Democrats in Trenton doubled down on even more Second Amendment infringements by passing yet another package of gun bills.  This is ...

California Leaks Personal Data of Carry Permit Holders

News  

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

California Leaks Personal Data of Carry Permit Holders

On Monday June 27, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced the launch of the California Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Firearms Dashboard Portal. The data tool was designed to give granular firearm transaction and Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit ...

A Century of Opposition to New York’s Sullivan Law

News  

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

A Century of Opposition to New York’s Sullivan Law

On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York’s discretionary carry licensing regime as a violation of the Second Amendment right to bear arms in the NRA-backed case NYSRPA v. Bruen. The law at ...

The Dominoes Begin to Fall: NJ Amends Permit Rules After Bruen

News  

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Dominoes Begin to Fall: NJ Amends Permit Rules After Bruen

New Jersey’s acting Attorney General, Matthew J. Platkin, issued a directive “clarifying requirements for carrying firearms in public” a day after the historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. ...

New York:  Majority Democrats Vote in Lockstep to Defy the United States Supreme Court

Friday, July 1, 2022

New York: Majority Democrats Vote in Lockstep to Defy the United States Supreme Court

Anti-Second Amendment politicians returned to Albany late this week and did the bidding of Gov. Kathy Hochul.  She called the Legislature back into an “extraordinary” session this week.  The session was anything but extraordinary. Lawmakers ...

NRA-ILA Asks Court to Stop the California DOJ From Releasing Gun Owners’ Personal Information After Massive Data Leak.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

NRA-ILA Asks Court to Stop the California DOJ From Releasing Gun Owners’ Personal Information After Massive Data Leak.

Earlier this week, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that he would be releasing firearms data via the California DOJ’s Firearms Dashboard Portal. That data contained gun owners’ names, dates of birth, gender, race, driver’s license numbers, addresses, and criminal ...

North Carolina: Carry Permit Training Bill Going to Senate Floor

Thursday, June 30, 2022

North Carolina: Carry Permit Training Bill Going to Senate Floor

Today, the Senate pulled House Bill 49 from the Committee on Rules and Operations and will send it to the floor for final passage. It requires sheriffs to waive the training requirement for former concealed carry permit ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.