It is important to note that firearm possession and Georgia’s “campus carry” law are elements of a critical right of every American citizen to bear and keep arms. No law should infringe one’s right to have a firearm at his or her disposal regardless of circumstances and conditions. Therefore, these laws should be supported in accordance with The Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
Firearm Possession in Georgia
A person should always have a right to bear and keep a firearm, even on a campus site. The Second Amendment of the US Constitution (1791): “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” It is a student’s or faculty member’s Constitutional right to be able to have a firearm. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s statement about his reasons for vetoing HB 859 is based on putting Constitutional rights against a form of tradition among educational institutions not allowing firearms. In other words, the arguments made in not being able to find a justification are incorrect.
In conclusion, the issue is that a Constitutional right should outweigh a long-held tradition, and if one wants to adhere to the latter, it is he or she who needs to bring overwhelming justification to infringe this right from the American people on campuses. There is a wisdom and reason why the amendment was put in the Constitution in the first place in such a format with no restrictive specifications. Thus, the governor should provide a solid reason why the right to bear arms should be limited in certain places, such as college campuses.