House Bill 60 : A Safe Carry Protection Act Essay

1404 Words Mar 30th, 2016 6 Pages
House Bill 60 also known as the “Safe Carry Protection Act” became effective July 1, 2014. It was sponsored by Doug Holt and sponsored in the Senate by Ronald Ramsey Sr. This Act was assigned to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee in the House and the Judiciary Non-Civil committee in the Senate. Officially the “Safe Carry Protection Act” amended Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. It addresses laws concerning the possession of weapons and/or firearms in the State of Georgia and repeals any laws that may be conflicting with it. The new Act carries much weight and has created many ramifications in how gun holders carry themselves in public environments. HB 60 expands upon Second Amendment rights to bear arms that has divided many people and been the cause of either celebration or controversy. Probably the most significant change the Act has created is where one can carry their weapon. One of the significant places is a bar. Before the Act one could not carry a gun into a bar unless it was directly permitted by the owner. Now this has been reversed as anyone can carry a gun into bar with no questions asked unless the owner specifically states that they cannot have guns in their establishment. Now some bar owners will run the risk of being unpopular if majority of their customers are gun enthusiasts, and they disallow guns. Though many may just allow guns if they see no imminent harm in it bartenders and owners…

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