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Georgia: Important Campus Carry Legislation Passes House Committee

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Georgia: Important Campus Carry Legislation Passes House Committee

Yesterday, February 16, the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee passed House Bill 859 on a 10-3 vote.  HB 859, sponsored by Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11), seeks to amend restrictions in state law that prohibit law-abiding Georgia Weapons License (GWL) holders from being able to protect themselves on college and university campuses. 

HB 859 would allow law-abiding GWL holders to carry when he or she is in or on certain buildings or real property owned by or leased to any public technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of postsecondary education.  HB 859 now moves to the House Rules Committee where it will wait for further consideration.  Please contact members of the House Rules Committee and urge them to support HB 859 when it comes up for a vote. 

Please continue checking www.NRAILA.org and your email for further updates and action items as legislation progresses through the Georgia General Assembly.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.