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NEWS BRIEF: ‘It’s shameful’ - Politicians weigh in on Music Midtown shutdown

Weakened GA gun laws ‘shameful’

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Photo credit: @StaceyAbrams on Twitter / CL FILE
“Brian Kemp’s dangerous and extreme gun agenda endangers the lives of Georgians"

In the wake of Music Midtown’s cancellation due to lax gun laws, Atlanta City Council President Doug Shipman is proposing the creation of a policy that would allow exemptions for festivals, thus permitting promoters to ban weapons on-site. In a Rolling Stone interview, Shipman asked, “I would hope that as we move into the next state legislative session in January, the state legislature looks at this and really thinks hard about (it) — is this the kind of impact that we want to have?”

Calling the situation “shameful” in a statement, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams excoriated her opponent, saying, “Brian Kemp’s dangerous and extreme gun agenda endangers the lives of Georgians, and the cancellation of Music Midtown is proof that his reckless policies endanger Georgia’s economy as well.” Abrams added, “Rather than respond to increased gun violence by strengthening safety, he doubled down on weakened gun laws.” Details: billboard.com