Georgia House passes ‘campus carry’ bill

| February 23, 2016

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ATLANTA – The state House voted Monday to legalize carrying concealed guns on Georgia’s college campuses.

HB 859 would allow anyone 21 or older with a weapons license to carry a gun anywhere on a public college or university campus, except for inside dormitories, fraternities and sorority houses, and at athletic events.

It also would mandate that those weapons be concealed — something proponents say make it safer — since Georgia requires gun owners to apply for “concealed carry” permits that require fingerprinting and background checks.

HB 859 now goes to the state Senate for consideration.

Read more at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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  1. Rex Reed says:

    Maybe I’ll send my high schooler to a GA college after all, looks like the state is getting serious on removing gun-free zones. Ask any criminal what will stop them from shooting a weapon and they always agree that when one is shooting back at them, they are most likely to retreat.

  2. dixie&trixie says:

    Just what we need drunken college kids with guns so when somebody’s kid gets shot over a drunken ping pong game we know who to blame this is just insane to think we are going to trust kids to be responsible with guns when we look at all of the adults who make bad decisions with guns

    • Robert says:

      Did you miss the section that read “except for inside dormitories, fraternities and sorority houses, and at athletic events.” So, in theory, there should not be any shootings of drunken college kids over drunken ping pong….which is called beer pong. hahah.

  3. Sal Monroe says:

    And we wonder why Georgia is way down the list nationally in education.

    Fools and their money. “Whadaya gunna do?”