Hagan spouts fear-based rhetoric on Conceal Carry Reform
Buried in an Athens Messenger story about gubernatorial hopeful Tim Hagan's ideas on fixing the state budget were these comments about his beliefs concerning HB274:
"Hagan...is opposed to the concealed weapons bill as it is presently written. Hagan said more restrictions need to placed on the bill so law enforcement has greater discretion."
"'We don't want guns in the hands of the mentally-ill, terrorists or children', Hagan said. But shopkeepers who make early morning bank deposits might feel the need to arm themselves to ward off a robbery, he noted. 'There is a distinction here that the gun lobby is trying to confuse. Right now, it is a wide-open bill and that is totally unacceptable.'"