Category Archives: guns

Arrest of KSU Professor at Capitol Reveals First Amendment Issues

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(APN) ATLANTA — Assistant Professor of Philosophy Amy Donahue, of Kennesaw State University, had no intention of engaging in civil disobedience went to the Georgia Capitol with two other philosophy professors with signs stating their opposition to the Campus Carry bill, HB 859, but she wound up in jail nonetheless.   Capitol police told the women they could not carry […]

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Georgia Senate Hears “Campus Carry” Gun Bill

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(APN) ATLANTA — HB 859, Campus Carry, sponsored by State Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), passed the House on February 23, 2016, and had its first Senate Judiciary hearing on Wednesday March 02.   HB 859 is yet another model legislative bill pushed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), along with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and local gun groups […]

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Several House Democrats Seek Assault Weapons Ban in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Assault Weapons Ban Bill, HB 731, has been introduced in the State House, and is co-sponsored by State Reps. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur), Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), Rep. Carolyn Hugley (D-Columbus), Rep. Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta), Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia), and Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-Lithonia).   http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/154275.pdf   The bill prohibits the sale, distribution, transport possession, and […]

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Decatur Church Hosts Panel on Gun Reform

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(APN) DECATUR — On Saturday, August 29, 3015, Gunsense Georgia hosted a panel discussion at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Decatur, attended by dozens of organizations concerned about gun violence and the ultra-permissive gun laws in Georgia.   The panelists included students, Georgia legislators, victims of gun violence, University professors, a constitutional law expert, and others.   A Georgia poll on […]

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2014 Georgia Legislative Session Wrap-up (UPDATE 1)

    (APN) ATLANTA — Once again, it was not exactly a banner year for progressive legislation down at the Georgia General Assembly. ¬†Atlanta Progressive News followed the General Assembly in depth this year, including coverage of several bills. Previously, APN published our wrap-up of Crossover Day, which was on March 03, 2014: http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/news/2014/03/06/georgia-legislature-crossover-day-overview.html The Crossover Day wrap-up article contains […]

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