Georgia’s governor just signed into law a bill which broadens the areas in which legal gun owners may carry their firearms, including some schools, bars, and churches. This leaves many on the political left snarkily asking, “what could possibly go wrong?” This attitude belies their misunderstanding of guns and their law-abiding owners.
Let me ask. What could go wrong? Not much. Certainly not much more anyway. You see, people who take the legal steps to own and carry firearms take measures to follow the law to the letter. They know their rights and they also know their restrictions.
There isn’t anything about now being able to carry a gun into more places that turns an otherwise non-murderous person into a kill-for-sport human-hunter. Nothing. So what if I’d now be able to carry my gun into my daughter’s elementary school when I pick her up and drop her off. Why would this new liberty be a danger? Anyone looking to shoot up a school wasn’t waiting for this law to be passed.
So what if I can now carry a gun to church. What could possibly go wrong? Is someone now all of a sudden going to start shooting parishioners?
The same is true of bars and airports. In my state it’s illegal to be intoxicated while carrying a loaded firearm although I can carry in a bar, so why is this now a problem in Georgia?
So what is it? What is it about being able to carry in new places that makes anything more dangerous? What could go wrong? Why are so many on the political left so afraid of legal gun owners?