Tag Archives: gun control

Political Notes — Orlando shootings bring renewed calls for gun control

At the national and state levels, there are calls for tighter gun control laws about the mass shootings of 50 people at an Orlando nightclub . . .

Tags: 3rd Congressional District , Barack Obama , Drew Ferguson , gun control , Mary Margaret Oliver , Nathan Deal , Wendell Willard

Ralston hates gun control, loves craft brewers

The most powerful member of the General Assembly holds forth on what he expects to see happen with the major issues during the upcoming legislative session . . .

Tags: craft brewers , David Ralston , gun control , legislative session , medical marijuana , Nathan Deal , religious freedom , teacher pay

Obama’s gun control proposal stirs legislative action as well

Gun carry could flare up as a major legislative issue this year in the wake of President Obama’s executive orders on gun control . . .

Tags: assault weapons , Barack Obama , campus carry , David Perdue , gun control , Heath Clark , John Lewis , Lynn Westmoreland , Mary Margaret Oliver

Political Notes – On second thought, forget that order to keep out Syrian refugees

Gov. Nathan Deal tosses his order that state agencies not accept food stamp applications from Syrian refugee families . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , flooding , gun control , Nathan Deal , Sam Olens , state of emergency , Syrian refugees

Political Notes – Deal defends Common Core standards

Gov. Nathan Deal said he sees no reason for Georgia to abandon the stance that it and 44 other states have taken to support the Common Core school curriculum standards . . .

Tags: Butch Milller , Common Core curriculum standards , fertilizer plants , Georgia Forestry Commission , Georgia Ports Authority , gun control , Nathan Deal , summer burning

Political Notes – Isakson, Chambliss return to the fold, help kill gun control bill

Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss stand up for the NRA and vote down the Senate’s gun control bill; Gov. Nathan Deal makes another statement on senior proms in Wilcox County . . .

Tags: Doug Collins , federal indictments , filibuster , gun control , Johnny Isakson , Macon State Prison , Nathan Deal , Rusty Paul , Saxby Chambliss , senior prom , TIA road project , Wilcox County

Political Notes – Taking potshots at Isakson, Chambliss

Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss catch some flak for allowing debate to move forward on a gun control bill in the Senate . . .

Tags: agriculture department , drunken fraternity party , ethics complaint , Gary Black , gun control , immigration march , Johnny Isakson , Josh McKoon , Saxby Chambliss

In a race that hinged on gun control, anti-NRA candidate wins

Robin Kelly, a gun control supporter, wins a special congressional election in Chicago by campaigning against the NRA . . .

Tags: Chicago , gun control , NRA , Robin Kelly , special congressional election