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Gov. Deal expands protections for concealed carry permit holders

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law legislation that protects law-abiding, licensed Georgia citizens' Second Amendment rights.

According to a release, the new law signed Wednesday from House Bill 60 gives added protections to those who have played by the rules – and who can protect themselves and others from those who don't play by the rules.

Roughly 500,000 Georgia citizens have a permit of this kind, which is approximately 5 percent of the state's population. License holders have passed background checks and are in good standing with the law.

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