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Georgia: Campus Carry Legislation Passes Senate, Heads to Governor

Friday, March 11, 2016

Georgia: Campus Carry Legislation Passes Senate, Heads to Governor

Today, the Georgia Senate passed House Bill 859, NRA-backed campus carry legislation by a 37-17 vote. Now, HB 859 moves to the desk of Governor Nathan Deal (R) for his consideration.  It is important that you contact Governor Nathan Deal (R) and urge him to sign HB 859 into law.


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.

Your NRA-ILA would like to thank all legislators who voted in support of this legislation, especially Lt. Governor Casey Cagle (R) and Senator Jesse Stone (R-23) for carrying the legislation in the Senate.  Please contact Governor Nathan Deal (R) and politely urge him to sign HB 859 into law.  You can contact Governor Deal by clicking here or the Take Action button above.

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