Friday, October 07, 2022

Pro-Gun Group Argues Georgia’s New Gun Law Could Be Dangerous

A national gun association believes Georgia’s new gun law, which allows some residents to carry a concealed handgun in public without a permit, could be dangerous to its citizens.

Philip Smith, founder of the National African American Gun Association, told WSB-TV in Atlanta that he worries the law may allow people to buy firearms without knowing enough about them.

“My fear is that you will have a lot of people buying guns who are not trained in gun details. That is my biggest fear,” Smith said.

SB 319, which supporters described as a “constitutional carry,” was passed by the state legislature on April 1, and Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed the bill into law on Wednesday. The law does not apply to minors or those who cannot bear a weapon because of a felony.

Smith told WSB-TV that he planned to keep an eye on the new law and how it would affect the black community. a survey by Atlanta Journal-Constitution It turned out that 70% of Georgia residents were opposed to allowing unlicensed people to carry guns. Voting was done before it became law.

Other states, such as Wisconsin, South Carolina, Indiana and Nebraska, have enacted similar gun laws, according to Nation World News.

On April 11, President Joe Biden announced new gun rules, including a plan to phase out “ghost guns,” or weapons without serial numbers. Biden’s administration requires the makers of ghost guns to be licensed, run background checks, and put a serial number on each gun.

HuffPost has reached out to the National African American Gun Association for further comment.

According to its website, the association, founded in 2015 to promote gun ownership rights in the black community, has more than 30,000 members in more than 75 chapters nationwide.

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