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Word: "Dropping their chicken wings'

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Georgia Restaurant Association Executive Director Ron Wolf are among those urging Gov. Sonny Perdue to veto legislation that will allow Georgians with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in restaurants serving alcohol.

“How do you enforce that? We’re not going to frisk them for a gun.”

-Wolf, speaking to the Gainesville Times on April 8, on the law’s stipulation forbidding customers with concealed weapons from consuming alcohol.

“This is not about the right to bear arms. This is about public safety.”

-Franklin, speaking at a April 24 press conference, as quoted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

__“All this stuff we hear about people are going to start dropping their chicken wings and shooting is enough to make your head explode. We’re talking about law-abiding citizens who have gone through background checks.”


-The legislation’s author Rep. Tim Bearden, R - Villa Rica, as quoted by 11 Alive on April 24, dismissing claims the law will lead to restaurant gunplay.__