Aside from the Atlanta contingent, I would expect that most Georgians either support it, or don't care one way or another. I know my family members back home are happy about it.
"Well, we're all victims of our own gene pool. Someone must have peed in yours." - Walter Bishop, from Fringe.
"Then tell me this: Why would you want to hang around people that get uncomfortable, or even scared, about that kind of thing?" "Maybe to feel normal," I said. He laughed. "Normal's not all it's cracked up to be." "You think?" "Hell, I know." - from Spirits In The Wires, by Charles de Lint.
Yup, it was a featured article on NBC news and on the PBS Newshour.
People are tired of being victims of crime.
It's the Old West all over again.
I would not call it "the Old West all over again."
I would call it "people making sound decisions based on their needs".
Safety is a need for self preservation. We build homes to protect us from the environment. We have first aid kits. We have fire extinguishers. We wear protective clothing as required for the task at hand. And knowledge that a firearm could be present can (sometimes) keep the violence out and open a channel for arbitration in conflicts or disagreements with others.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
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Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)