Get ready for lawsuits seeking to block 'mess' of Georgia campus gun law

"It's impossible to know where you can carry a gun and where you cannot, and if you choose to move forward with this implementation, you will be depriving people with due process," said Democratic state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, outlining a potential legal strategy. "That's my theory about what's going to happen. It's too big a mess."

Republican strategist Heath Garrett said he also expected legal action.

"It's a bureaucratic morass. I think we are going to see litigation," he said. "Obviously, I support expanded carry of the weapons myself, philosophically. But I'm not sure this bill is the perfect example of what we need to be doing."

One example of the fuzzy language in the measure mentioned on the show: The bill exempts any areas designated for disciplinary hearings as gun free zones. Universities could declare vast sections of the campuses as places where such hearings are held, essentially nullifying the measure.

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" What could be the possible point of urging other Democrats into the race other than to block Abrams’s path (resulting in the squandering of precious resources)?" he asks in the story, urging Evans to instead run for lieutenant governor.

Phillips, author of Brown Is the New White, contends that Georgia Democrats should embrace Abrams' approach of mobilizing left-leaning voters who rarely or never cast ballots rather than trying to convince moderate-leaning white residents to flip from the GOP.


The Daily Times reports he highlighted a crackdown on illegal immigration and a push for more rural broadband.

He wants to give rural Georgia the best and fastest Internet.
“If we’re going to do this, we need to go big, we need to go bold. (Internet) is the next interstate, if you will. It’s the next rail line,” Kemp said.
“That will open a lot of doors to a lot of problems in rural Georgia, like getting better paying jobs (and) more opportunities where people’s children can actually stay in their local community versus having to leave to go find a good paying job.”


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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.