Nathan Deal vetoes Georgia’s ‘campus carry’ legislation

| May 3, 2016

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ATLANTA – Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed legislation Tuesday that would allow college students to carry concealed guns onto campuses after lawmakers defied his personal request for changes that would make exceptions to the gun rights expansion.

The decision to reject House Bill 859, which would legalize firearms at all public colleges in Georgia, comes almost a month after the governor infuriated many religious conservatives by vetoing “religious liberty” legislation that would have extended legal protections to opponents of same-sex marriages.

“If the intent of HB 859 is to increase safety of students on college campuses, it is highly questionable that such would be the result,” Deal wrote in his veto message. He coupled it with an executive order instructing the higher education system to submit a report on campus security measures by August.

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  1. Eric "Da Blacksheep" TrixNDix says:

    Ol’ Nathan “Raw” Deal, one step forward and five steps back with this guy.

    • blacksheep says:

      Why because he doesn’t want to see kids shot up on campus like the wild wild west over a parking spot or something else stupid

      • Robert says:

        That can happen even without this bill being approved, so your question is moot

      • Eric "Da Blacksheep" TrixNDix says:

        That’s not how this works, that’s not how any of this works.