Efforts to expand access to guns across Georgia in places such as schools, college campuses and some courthouses are facing what appear to be their first serious challenges.
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Staff writers Aaron Gould Sheinin and Bill Rankin contributed to this article.
Key components to House Bill 512
The legislation, which won House approval last week and now awaits consideration by the Senate, would apply to people licensed to carry concealed weapons. It would:
- Allow guns in churches
- Allow guns in all bars
- Allow guns onto college campuses, not including areas such as dormitories
- Allow guns inside unsecured government buildings, which can include courthouses
- Allow guns inside schools
- Explicitly allow guns in nonsecured areas of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport