Legislators going nuts with guns

Georgia’s legislators are so busy working on the hottest issue in the state, guns. The legislators say that more guns on the streets makes us all safer. The legislators say that we need guns in our churches, bars and schools. With college students carrying concealed weapons and teachers carrying weapons, the legislators say that citizens are safer with more guns around them.

Why is it that the legislators think that is true while they sit at the capital in a gun-free zone and surrounded by state troopers that are armed like a small army? When the gun rights citizens come to the capital, we see on all the news reports the state troopers lined up at the doors with all the firepower that they can find. I would think that a citizen with a gun would be welcome at the capital and it would make it safer for the legislators and all other citizens in the capital. Just like it is making us all safer on the streets, in our churches and on our college campuses.

After thinking about it I can see the advantages. Just think, we can now have the teachers protect our children. They have so much spare time at school, they only have to teach our kids, be their counselor, and be their recreation director, and much more. We can all save money because we won’t need school police anymore.

The University of Georgia will no longer need state troopers to be with the football coach anymore; he can just strap on his gun and protect himself. All the troopers at the capital can now get back on the streets to write more tickets to help the counties and cities out with their budgets.

Teachers should be happy. This is an election year, and they are going to get a pay raise in the new budget. Just think, a raise that can replace all the money taken from them the past few years to balance the budget.

Now while they are using their own money to buy school supplies they can go ahead and buy their gun and holster for the school year. While they are shopping they can also shop for liability insurance to cover them if the gun ever has to be used or if a kid gets his or her hands on it and uses it.

I am just one voter that thinks the legislators need to be realistic about guns and stop trying to out-gun one another.

Stanley Tuggle 

Sharpsburg



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