Bill allowing guns on Georgia college campuses gets one step closer

| February 18, 2016

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ATLANTA – A bill which would allow firearms on state college campuses, passed the Georgia House of Representatives Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee this week.

House Bill 859 would allow anyone over the age of 21 with a weapons license to carry firearms on a public post-secondary campus, except dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses and at athletic events.

The House passed a similar bill two years ago, but it died in the Senate.

The bill passed the committee by a 10-3 vote and will move to the House Rules Committee, which will decide if and when it will receive a floor vote.

House Democrats have protested the passing of the bill, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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  1. blacksheep says:

    So if this stupid bill passes will the young man arrested for bringing a gun on campus have his charges dropped

    • Robert says:

      No. If this great and smart bill passes, the man arrested will not have his charges dropped. The crime was committed prior to this becoming law. Laws are not retroactive.

  2. blacksheep says:

    Not the point Robert it just shows how stupid these laws are you would condemn somebody for doing something that our lawmakers are in favor of and everyone caused such an uproar about it and now its about to be legal

  3. Ken430TX says:

    This is a dumb idea. Guns should not be carried on campus.