Libertarians wear holsters to protest Ga. gun law

ATHENS (AP) -- Georgia Libertarians are pushing for a change in state gun laws and have urged members to show up on the University of Georgia campus wearing empty holsters.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports the state Libertarian Party called for supporters to wear their holsters Friday in advance of their state convention in Athens this weekend.

Libertarians want state lawmakers to change laws banning the carrying of concealed guns in most public places, including college campuses. Brian Underwood of UGA's Young Americans for Liberty says Americans' right to bear arms shouldn't stop when a gun owner enters public property.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson says Georgia's campuses are safer without more people carrying guns.


Award88 3 years, 7 months ago

To the UGA Police Chief: If Georgia's campuses are safer, explain all the attacks on students. And how come mass shootings always seem to happen at gun free zones, usually college campuses?


kevin 3 years, 7 months ago

What do public workers have to worry about? If you can carry a weapon in a grocery, why not a public place? Are the politicians scared they have stepped on someone's toes? Maybe if we cold carry guns in a public place, those polticians and other public workers would doo the will of the people instead of their own. This is why they are scared for us to carry guns there. They all know the are not representing us they they should be. MOre power to the people. Not the politicians. They are all replaceable.


BooRadley 3 years, 7 months ago

Banning guns anywhere makes that place a free-fire zone for any scum-bag wacko with 9 mil and a bad attitude. It is an invitation to trouble.

Imagine what a polite society we would have if every person walking around was packing.


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