On Tuesday, before Brian Kemp visited Douglasville to sign the dangerous “criminal carry” bill into law, concerned Georgians gathered nearby to denounce the legislation, discuss the detrimental impact it will have on public safety, and condemn the governor’s politically-driven support for the initiative.
Kemp pushed the new law, which has caused major concerns among law enforcement and is opposed by 70 percent of Georgians, as he faces brutal attacks from Donald Trump and his endorsed gubernatorial candidate David Perdue in a Republican primary which is growing nastier each day. Perdue has claimed credit for the dangerous new law, telling Fox News that it wasn’t until he got into the race against Kemp that the legislation was filed and that the initiative was “going nowhere” without his efforts.
Seven mayors from across Georgia also sent Brian Kemp a letter ahead of the “criminal carry” bill signing to share concerns from their communities – including local law enforcement – and ask Kemp to reconsider his support for the bill. Watch coverage from WTVM (Columbus), WALB (Albany), and WSAV(Savannah).
Here’s what Georgians are seeing:
Henry Herald (Capitol Beat): Gov. Brian Kemp signs legislation allowing people to carry concealed firearms without a permit in Georgia