If Democrats can’t disarm every single law-abiding citizen by repealing the Second Amendment, they will look for other ways to do so like some Democrats in Georgia, who just filed a bill targeting those with “disabilities.”
Libertarian and independent reporter, Jessica Szilagyi of All On Georgia, reported that Senate Bill 34, filed by Senators Emanuel Jones, Gloria Butler, Sally Harrell, Nan Orrock, Valencia Seay, and Freddie Powell Sims, seeks to change provisions defining who is ineligible for weapons carry licenses and who can own firearms in the state.
Current Georgia law prohibits a citizen who has been hospitalized as an inpatient in any mental hospital or alcohol or drug treatment center in the last five years from being eligible for a carry license, but SB 34 seeks to expand the ineligible net to include those who are classified as disabled, Szilagyi tells us.
The language cites the definition of ‘disability’ and adds it to the Georgia Weapons Carry License code section, defining it the same way it’s already outlined in OCGA 37-1- 1 which says a disability means:
(A) Mental or emotional illness; (B) Developmental disability; or (C) Addictive disease.
The current definition does not define what mental or emotional illness entails nor does it outline addictive disease, but developmental disabilities are widely consistent in definition by the medical field.
Developmental disabilities can include limitations in function resulting from disorders of the developing nervous system and often impact cognition, motor performance, vision, hearing and speech, and behavior. Examples of developmental disabilities cerebral palsy, dyslexia, ADHD, Post-Polio Paralysis, muscular dystrophy, autism, hearing-related disabilities, and more.
Any person falling into these three categories (A, B and C) would be ineligible for a weapons carry license for a more expansive 10 years under the proposal unless a board certified psychiatrist or psychologist vouched for their competency before a probate judge.
If you think Georgia Democrats are the only ones who plan to do this, think again, as other states may do the same thing which will violate the Constitutional rights of disabled citizens, including disabled veterans, across the nation.
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