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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Should Georgia firefighters carry guns on the job?

Georgia lawmakers will consider a bill that will allow them to.

But the firefighters would have to have permission from their employers to carry guns.

"Each jurisdiction can make that decision based on their own needs. At this point, I don't ever see that happening in Albany, but I can also say in some circumstances it may be appropriate in other areas," said James Carswell, Albany Fire Department.

The bill was introduced nearly a year after a group of firefighters in Gwinnett County were held captive by an armed gunman.

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