May 5, 2016 6:57 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, May 5, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, May 5, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 24 Comments Happy Cinco de Mayo! Also on this date, in 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a 15 minute suborbital flight. Peaches They managed to mess up the Georgia Milestones Test. Again. Student killed on campus – why was campus carry vetoed? Our peaches aren’t safe enough? Life on CraigsList really is getting worse. Jimmy Carter I don’t know whether we’re supposed to laugh or cry. Numbers “skyrocket’ at Mexican border. Our country is burning and people are concerned about hacking Hillary’s server. #TBT – the 9 worst predicitions about Trump’s rise to the top. Is Kasich’s “fall” the end of the establishment? Sweet Tea Multitasking is bad for your brain. CNN says white men have been left behind. NFL doesn’t want their players eating meat from China or Mexico. Liberty Drum Gun sales soar for 12th straight month. Big Banks claim Constitutional right to taxpayer money. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 24 Comments Saltycracker A Ft Valley security guard was stabbed too. Deal’s veto included Campus Security ? May 5, 2016 7:11 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid Phelps, 19, Campus Carry would not have helped him. But if he had his Buzz Brockaway stun gun we might be reading another story. May 5, 2016 8:51 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Yea, I started to make some jokes about the stun gun in the frat house or Stadiums but was more curious on cop carry……but they are a reasonable legal alternative. May 5, 2016 9:02 AM Log in to Reply gcp I mentioned this incident in a previous thread and yes, Phelps was only 19 but a security guard was also stabbed several times. Was the security guard armed with a handgun? Campus pd carry handguns but campus security usually don’t carry. Additionally, there were several witnesses. Perhaps if one of the witnesses was armed this murder could have been stopped. May 5, 2016 9:09 AM Log in to Reply FreeDuck Perhaps… but a struggle and stabbing suggests the two were very close and moving. Not an easy shot. May 5, 2016 11:31 AM Log in to Reply gcp The two stabbings were at different locations. Evidently pd was not available or not close. At sometime during this entire incident an armed person could possibly have ended it but we will never know because campus carry is not legal. May 5, 2016 11:55 AM Benevolus There are shootings all over the place all the time where people are allowed to carry, and it’s pretty rare for some bystander at the scene to be carrying, right? It’s a bit of a fantasy to use that as opposition. May 5, 2016 12:06 PM gcp I don’t know how many actually carry throughout the day but that’s not the point. The important point here is licensed folks should be able to carry if they desire. May 5, 2016 12:29 PM Saltycracker The stun gun does seem like a viable option on campus and that bill passed. May 5, 2016 3:04 PM gcp Stun gun not a good option when dealing with a deadly weapon. Stun gun may have been marginally effective for the assaulted woman but stun gun is a bad choice once a criminal uses a knife, gun or any other weapon. In other words, don’t bring a stun gun to a situation where the other person is armed. May 5, 2016 4:30 PM Saltycracker I don’t have an anti carry position but at least the stun gun is allowed. It is Situational, campus security needs a gun, professors should be allowed but as for most students, practicality comes in, like the low odds of an attack, the chances in tight quarters of others hit, the training needed to carry and the equipment costs involved seem to me for stun items to be a good option for student defense. Most of my college relatives can’t even keep track of their cell phone or iPad. I got curious and checked WalMart. http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/stun-guns May 5, 2016 4:56 PM gcp Many students today are in their late twenties, thirties and upwards. Additionally we have some young veterans on our college campuses. It’s quite likely that if these folks are licensed, they are also responsible individuals whether they are on-campus or off-campus. I do agree that at minimum we give gun carry option to professors, staff and campus security. Tennessee recently legalized campus carry for profs and staff. Stun guns are not a good option for self defense. May 5, 2016 5:22 PM Saltycracker Laugh or cry ? Do you have a right to refuse service to someone in a car, including one with disabilitiesbwith a bumper sticker you believe offensive ? May 5, 2016 7:23 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Sure. Bryan Adams and The Boss already cancelled concerts for people who had already bought tickets! Why? Because they disagreed with the folks point of view. No different than the wedding cake. Where is the outrage for this. May 5, 2016 7:36 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse That’s Adams and Springsteen not performing for everyone, not picking and choosing who they’ll serve based on their interpretation of the Tennessee state book. The equivalent is wedding cake bakers not baking cakes for anyone. May 6, 2016 12:06 AM Log in to Reply TheManUndertheBridge I thought I would counter the Trump-is-a-sexist-pig fallacious meme since the Trump-bashing-we-don’t-want-a-GOP-POTUS of the supposedly GOP ‘throw-up Thursday’ crowd weighed in: #ChrisMatthews-Todays-Turd-in-PunchbowlWinner: “Did you see her walk? Runway walk,” Matthews said. “My God is that good.” As Brian Williams attempted to go to commercial during coverage, Matthews, seemingly unaware that he was audible, continued. “I could watch that runway show,” he said. Melania is a Mom, Chris, and a successful, strong, gorgeous lady. Crikey it’s almost Mothers Day and this soulless baffoon handily inserts other peoples feet in his mouth! Meanwhile, I heard that Chris Matthews has small hands… May 5, 2016 7:34 AM Log in to Reply CoastalCat Chris Matthews isn’t running for president. May 5, 2016 8:00 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid For $36,000.00 you can hunt up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without a fine. https://www.yahoo.com/news/apnewsbreak-rule-permit-thousands-eagle-163346510.html?ref=gs Way to go Obama! May 5, 2016 8:52 AM Log in to Reply CoastalCat Do you read, bro? May 5, 2016 9:05 AM Log in to Reply Davo65 What’s so funny about ditching a frail person on the side of the road? What if that was your family? So sad that someone could be so petty, un-American, un-Christian; over a bumper-sticker. May 5, 2016 9:07 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It’s American Christians making America great again. May 6, 2016 12:39 AM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual Cowards like Nathan Deal is why Trump is the Republican nominee. May 5, 2016 11:51 AM Log in to Reply Three Jack How is Deal a coward? May 5, 2016 12:17 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker DeKalb cop a hit man for a gang ! DeKalb has the potential for a best selling book and an action movie. http://tablet.olivesoftware.com/Olive/tablet/AtlantaJournalConstitution/afterLogin.ashx?Reader=/Olive/tablet/AtlantaJournalConstitution/default.aspx&Id=DC362686-0F50-4F60-B897-63200D29AD0A&d=2016-05-05&r=none&c=d948bdecc072428709378562ca84aa4d May 5, 2016 2:59 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.