Friday, March 08, 2013

Georgia: Gun Free Zones may be reduced

A reform of the concealed carry law in Georgia passed the house on 7 March. The bill would reduce but not eliminate a number of gun free zones in the State.

People with concealed carry permits would be allowed to exercise their Second Amendment rights in airports outside of the security zone, on college campuses (but not in dormitories or at sporting events), and in government buildings that do not have security.

Churches would be allowed a greater exercise of First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and assembly, if arrangements are made in advance. Previously, guns were banned from churches by government decree.

Designated school personal who have a concealed carry permit would be able to legally protect school children.

The bill will now proceed to the Senate.

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