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No guns, no security for workers at Government Center

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Licensed gun owners will be able to take guns into the Albany Dougherty Government Center.

A new state law that takes effect tomorrow allows guns in public buildings that aren't protected by armed security.

County commissioners met on Monday but the new gun law wasn't on the agenda.Comissioners previously discussed whether to increase security.

Chairman Jeff Sinyard says they're not going to make any changes at this time.

"We are going to continue to operate the government center as we have in the past. We will be monitoring this closely with this being an new state law to see exactly how this does work or doesn't work and well make decisions if need be," says County Chairman Jeff Sinyard.

Airports will also be required to clearly display signs at TSA stating no weapons are allowed, but licensed owners won't be arrested if they try to bring a gun through security.

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