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Gun Policy News, 24 August 2008

United States

24 August 2008

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia), Editorial

The argument for allowing concealed-carry permit holders to cart loaded firearms everywhere, even to places of worship and college campuses, is based on the assumption that such gun owners are beyond reproach and pose no threat to anyone except criminals. "We are dealing with the safest of the safe," says state Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock). "People who get these permits are extremely law-abiding citizens," says state Senate Majority Whip Mitch Seabaugh... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

24 August 2008

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia), Opinion

GeorgiaCarry.Org's mission is to foster the civil right of its members to bear arms. While the phrase "bear arms" is familiar to most people from text of the Second Amendment, GCO's mission is focused on the notion that people have an inherent right to self-defense that is firmly rooted in our history. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms, based on a human right of self-defense that existed... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

24 August 2008

Chicago Tribune, Column

Supporters of the right to keep and bear arms have long recognized the value of firearms for the defense of life, liberty and property. But in Florida, a perverse conception of the 2nd Amendment has produced the opposite effect: The cause of gun rights is being used to attack property rights. In 1987, Florida wisely affirmed personal freedom by letting law-abiding citizens get permits to carry concealed weapons. But this year, the legislature decided it was not enough... (GunPolicy.org)

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