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New gun law might mean higher public expense

County Administrator Richard Crowdis County Administrator Richard Crowdis

Thanks to House Bill 60 or what's known as the "gun bill," Dougherty County residents could be shelling out more money for security at public buildings like the government center.  

In the next month county commissioners will decide whether or not to allow people to openly carry guns inside places like the government center and the library.

The "gun bill" which Governor Deal recently signed into law, allows people with concealed carry licenses to take firearms into bars, churches, school zones, and government buildings.

If commissioners decide not to allow guns, they will have to provide security, which means the county will have to purchase metal detectors and have a part time deputy.

"It's an additional cost to the tax payer and it will also slow people down coming into buildings," said County Administrator Richard Crowdis.

The finance committee will meet over the next few weeks before presenting the final budget to the commission for approval.



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