Friday, December 9, 2011

E-mail from Rep. Spencer

Note: this is a TOPIX thing. If you do not follow Topix yu might not get it.


Nice to hear from you. I still agree with you about allowing students to carry on campus. However, my approach in pulling back barriers to exercising our 2nd Amendment rights such as this in my view is the first step. Amending my bill to include this change would be welcomed. As of now, I am in the process of gaining support from other legislators to make this first step.

Allowing students to carry on campus is something all 2nd Amendment supporters should get behind in light of the recent muggings and beatings at Georgia Tech and Georgia State. This may be the right political climate to pursue this. It is my understanding that another legislator may try to introduce this. I want to see how this process shakes out in light of all the politics surrounding gun rights right now. Should we adopt the campus change in my bill or the other legislator's bill, we will get stiff opposition from the Board of Regents...but we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

Thank you for your interest in the bill and the recommendation to allow carry on campuses.


Representative Jason Spencer

(912) 541-0243

-----Original Message-----

From: Jay Moreno []

Sent: Thu 12/8/2011 3:03 PM

To: Spencer, Jason

Subject: Gun bill


I just finished reading your bill.

As I read it, college STUDENTS, 18 and up, who can legally carry with a

permit NOW, (correction: they can carry it in their car without a concealed permit which they can not legally obtain until age 21) under your bill, could carry without a license, yet STILL could
not legally leave a weapon locked up in their car, in the parking lot, while
attending class.

You will recall that we discussed this before the election.

Do you concur with my opinion as to how your bill treats the matter? If not,
could you cite the allowing language?

If you do, is it too late to amend the bill so that college students (not 18
y/o high school students) travel to and from campus armed and leave their
weapons legally in their parked cars?

It makes NO SENSE that a legal 18 year old campus visitor who is NOT a
student can but a student CAN'T!

Thank you.

Jay Moreno

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