By Ryan Phillips, Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he has vetoed a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved by a legislature controlled by his own party in an election year.
The bill would have allowed anyone age 21 and over to carry a concealed handgun with the proper permit on a public college or university campus. The veto decision comes weeks after Deal rejected a bill shielding opponents of gay marriage. That measure was backed by conservative groups but blasted by more than 500 Georgia companies as discriminatory.
Deal's decision to kill the bill isn't a complete surprise. After it passed the legislature, he asked members to pass follow-up bills addressing concerns about access to on-campus daycare centers, spaces where high schools students can take college-level courses and where disciplinary hearings are held. They declined, saying the original bill was carefully considered.
Nathan Deal is a puppet for special interest. He vetoed the "Religious Liberty" bill and now the "Campus Concealed Carry" bill, both overwhelmingly passed by lawmakers and supported by their constituents.
Why does one man think he knows better than everyone else in the State of Georgia, because he's freaking nuts and should be institutionalized immediately!