GA Clergy Denounce Passage of Dangerous 'Campus Carry' Bill, Call for Governor Deal to Veto

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 28, 2017

 

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Michelle Nealy, (202) 735-7123, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org

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GA Clergy Denounce Passage of Dangerous 'Campus Carry' Bill, Call for Governor Deal to Veto

ATLANTA, Ga. — Faith leaders are deeply disappointed by the decision of Georgia lawmakers in both houses to pass HB 280, a bill that would allow guns on campus at state colleges and universities.

 

Outcry: Interfaith Voices Against Gun Violence is now calling on Gov. Nathan Deal to take the same action he did nearly a year ago by vetoing this dangerous and irresponsible piece of legislation that turns sanctuaries of learning into spaces for violence.

 

Rev. Pam Driesell, senior pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church:

“Last year, Governor Deal took a bold and courageous step in vetoing a bill that put the lives of students and teachers at our state’s public colleges and universities at risk. My prayer is that Governor Deal will also veto this year’s bill. The clergy of Outcry come from a wide variety of religious traditions. Although we differ on some religious principles, we stand in agreement that God calls us to value every human life. As people of faith, we believe that this dangerous bill will make us a more violent, less moral society. We believe it will turn communities of learning into places of more frequent gun tragedies.”


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