Why Gov. Nathan Deal’s ridiculous gun law could turn Atlanta into the next ‘Chiraq’

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Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal proves what happens when an irrational being is allowed to be the head of an entire state.

On April 23, Deal passed a law that could make Georgia a land where guns will be plentiful and gun violence could become commonplace.

The pro-gun law, which passed the House and the Senate, allows licensed gun owners to carry a gun in bars, government buildings, churches, and on public school grounds.

The bill will also expand the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law which was debated during the Trayvon Martin murder in Florida. Now a person can kill using a banned firearm if they claim self-defense. Also, firearms dealers no longer need to maintain records of sales; fingerprinting requirements for licenses is no longer needed.

The insane ideology of most gun supporters is that having more guns will solve the problem of crime. In fact, it’s the opposite. For instance, the U.K. has strict gun laws which makes it highly unlikely that an individual will die from a violent crime. According to the Institute for Economics and Peace, guns are used in 1 in 13 homicides in the U.K. On the other hand, guns are used in 2 out of 3 homicides in the U.S.

If the U.S. adopted similar laws, 12,000 deaths would be prevented each year.

However, Deal and the gun advocates in Georgia have a shortsighted view of what this law could mean for the citizens of the state in the future.

Georgia cities could eventually become more deadly grounds than the violent landscape of Chicago. The city is now known as “Chiraq.”  During Easter weekend in Chicago, 45 people were shot and six were children.

But in the South, some backwards politicians believe that more guns is the answer to preventing crime.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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