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CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens' office says Georgians will not be able to carry a weapon on college campuses or in other schools when two new laws go into effect July 1st.

Olens says license holders can have a weapon when they pick up students or are parked or traveling through a school zone. However, they cannot carry guns on school property because Governor Nathan Deal signed house bill 60 last, which maintains a school safety zone.

Gun rights supporters say they expect gun-free zones in and around schools and public college campuses to be challenged in court.

"It would seem that having people who are licensed by the state and approved by the state, who are responsible citizens, who have firearms for their defense and others, it would seem that that would be a good idea," said Georgia carry member Steven Drew. "Prohibiting people from that choice would seem to be a bad idea."

House Bill 60 allows guns in bars, churches and public buildings with some restrictions.
An early version of that proposal allowed permit holders to carry weapons on college campuses but was later removed.

 

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