Rashawn Collins, a student at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School in Atlanta, protests gun violence after walking out of school with hundreds of classmates.
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Rashawn Collins, a student at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School in Atlanta, protests gun violence after walking out of school with hundreds of classmates.

On this edition of Political Rewind, free speech issues. Students in Georgia and across the country walk out of classes to show support for passage of gun safety laws? Will they have an impact on the legislature here or in the halls of Congress? What about students who were denied permission to walk? Then, Governor Deal reverses a state order denying gun protestors access to a free speech area at the State Capitol. What led him to overrule the Georgia Building Authority decision? Plus, Georgia’s Attorney General launches an investigation into an apparent effort by staffers for former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to thwart a media open records request. 

 

Panelists:

AJC Political Writer Greg Bluestein

Cobb County Democratic Party Chairman Michael Owens

Republican Consultant Eric Tanenblatt

Republican Consultant Julianne Thompson