Second Amendment activists are readying for a fight. Republican lawmakers, who hold overwhelming advantages in the Georgia Legislature, are looking to bounce back after Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a "campus carry" measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons onto pubic college campuses.
Jerry Henry of GeorgiaCarry.org, one of the more aggressive gun rights groups in the state, said the civil rights icon was at the center of a "hypocritical" crusade to deprive citizens of their constitutional right to bear arms. Next year, he said, expect a push to expand the places where permitholders can carry their guns to a range of new places.
“The overwhelming majority of these incidents occur in gun-free zones,” he said. “Do away with gun free zones and allow citizens the right to protect themselves if they desire to do so.”