A year ago, Georgia governor Nathan Deal vetoed a measure that would allow licensed gun owners carry concealed weapons on college campuses.
Well, apparently Nathan Deal was either on vacation this week, or was too busy counting money from all movie studios and/or European car makers shoveling money into his coffers, because for whatever reason, the bill came back for 2017, and somehow, it passed.
Licensed gun owners will now be allowed to carry concealed firearms on Georgia college campuses.
Don’t worry, they won’t be allowed on housing or athletic facilities. But who’s going to notice if they make it onto them? After all, they’ll be concealed, so who’s going to notice when some unhinged college kid brings firearms onto campus, legal or otherwise? Nothing bad can happen at all. Nope, nothing at all.
I love the logic that gun owners will be able to stop a future Cho Seung-Hui if they have firearms. Surely, none of them would be capable of being the next Cho Seung-Hui, because concealed firearms are solely for protection, right?? No possible ways that they’ll be instruments of intimidation, illegal activity or end games to grudges gone way too overboard?
As I used as an example this time last year when I wrote about how stupid of an idea it is to allow guns on Georgia campuses, I can already see it when Georgia plays Georgia Tech, and the fans take the sports rivalry too seriously, and regardless of which campus they’re on, a tailgate confrontation goes a little too far, one guy whips out his piece, then the other guy whips out their Glock, and then five other bystanders whip out their guns, shots are fired, prompting people who hear it to all pull out their firearms, and the next thing you know, it’s a Mexican standoff, but only like the one from Inglourious Basterds.
The only bright side to this, and it’s solely ironic, is that with such a pointless bill passed, I guess it’s only a matter of time when the next college massacre happens, and Virginia Tech won’t be the only name associated with tragic gun violence. After all, misery loves company.