” Georgia lawmakers are now considering passing the most extreme gun bill in America,” Pia Carusone, the group’s executive director, said in the release.
Knowing the many and varied gun measures that exist or are proposed across the nation, could Georgia really be looking at “the most extreme gun bill in America?” We wondered.”
” We decided to run the statement through the Truth-O-Meter.
On its website, the National Rifle Association calls HB 875 by state Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history.”
We began by circling back to Giffords’ group to explain the claim that it is the most extreme legislation out there. Carusone said her group is tracking 200 gun bills in legislatures across the country, many of which “weaken common-sense gun violence prevention policies.” But none of the bills has “as many extreme provisions as we see in this one Georgia bill,” she said.
” Not only does the bill invite guns into virtually every public space, reversing 100-year-old regulations, it allows teachers to carry guns while teaching class and airplane passengers to attempt to bring guns through (Transportation Security Administration) security without consequence,” Carusone said. “It also would allow guns to be in courthouses. State legislation typically focuses on one of these issues, not all of them.”
Experts we checked with said there’s no evidence that, if the bill passes, Georgia would be considered to have the most lax gun laws. Four states, Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming, don’t even require a permit to carry a concealed weapon, they said.”
Politifact is no rightwing shill so when they are calling out the lies of the anti-gunners we should sit up and take notice . Readers , I’m sure , are aware of the hypocrisy that has been demonstrated by Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly when it comes to the subject of gun control and so should assume that anything that originates with their organization is highly suspect with regard to it’s factuality and this plea against Georgia’s “extreme” 2nd amendment reaffirmation is no exception .
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