Bill allowing concealed guns on campus moves on - CBS46 News

Bill allowing concealed guns on campus moves on

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Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation approved by a Georgia House committee.

Members approved the bill on Monday despite opposition from the University System of Georgia and Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of a similar bill last year.

The measure would allow anyone age 21 and up to carry a concealed handgun on campus with a state-issued permit.

The bill sponsor, Republican Rep. Mandi Ballinger of Canton, added an exemption for on-campus preschool to this year's bill, hoping to win Deal's support. The bill also exempts dorms and athletic venues.

Georgia is among 17 states banning concealed weapons on campus.

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