Bill allowing guns on college campuses clears Georgia House
ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia lawmakers have approved a bill permitting guns on state college campuses.
House members voted 113-59 Monday on Rep. Rick Jasperse’s proposal.
The bill would allow anyone licensed to carry a gun in Georgia to enter public university or college campuses with a concealed handgun. Athletic facilities and student housing would be exempt.
The state’s university system has long opposed changes to an existing law preventing weapons on its campuses.
The bill now goes to the state Senate for review, where its chances are unclear.
A law approved in 2014 expanding where Georgians can carry guns included college campuses when it first passed the House. But the Senate removed campuses before its own approval of the bill.