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Georgia: NRA-Backed Campus Carry Legislation Passes Senate Committee

Monday, March 7, 2016

Georgia: NRA-Backed Campus Carry Legislation Passes Senate Committee

Today, the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 859 by a 5-3 vote.  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 now moves to the Senate floor where it will await consideration.  It is important that you contact your state Senator and politely urge him or her to support HB 859 when it comes up for a vote.  You can contact your state Senator by clicking here or the Take Action button above.

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