May 28, 2014 12:00 AM

EDITORIAL: The law of ‘intended consequences’

Once again, our legislators in Atlanta have handed local governments a big bill without providing any means to pay for it. This time it comes in the legislation that makes it legal to carry a weapon almost anywhere. Whether you believe gun rights extend to church pews, bars and airports is not the issue. What is the issue is the state mandating a law that has financial implications without addressing the meat and potatoes of how to pay for it. The Safe Carry Protection Act allows individuals with gun carry permits to “carry a weapon in a government building where ingress into such building is not restricted or screened by security personnel during the hours the government building is open for business.”

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