Today, House Bill 859 was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sponsored by state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11), HB 859 seeks to amend restrictions in state law by allowing law-abiding Georgia Weapons License (GWL) holders to carry when they are 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. Georgia Weapons License holders do not present a threat to public safety, as they are one of the most law-abiding segments of the population. These individuals should not be prevented from exercising their right to self-defense simply because they choose to seek a college education.
House Bill 859 could be scheduled for a hearing at any time and your Senator needs to hear from you. Please contact your state Senator and politely urge him or her to support HB 859 and vote “YES” when it comes up for a vote.