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Georgia Lawmakers Bring Back ‘Campus Carry’ Bill

State lawmakers filed a bill Tuesday that would allow licensed gun owners to bring guns onto Georgia's public college campuses.
State lawmakers filed a bill Tuesday that would allow licensed gun owners to bring guns onto Georgia's public college campuses.
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State lawmakers filed a bill Tuesday that would allow licensed gun owners to have concealed weapons on Georgia’s public college campuses.

The bill comes from Republican Rep. Mandi Ballinger, of Canton, and has 15 other co-sponsors.

The bill does not allow guns in student housing and sports stadiums.

Last year Ballinger co-sponsored a similar bill, which was passed by lawmakers, but vetoed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says Georgia is among the 17 states that ban concealed weapons on college campuses.

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