Gov. Kemp says he will push to ease handgun carry permits in Georgia

Kemp is running for re-election next year

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he’ll push for a new state law that would loosen the state’s handgun requirements.

Kemp announced the effort Wednesday at a gun shop in the Atlanta area city of Smyrna.

He did not lay out specific changes he was seeking but expressed support for what gun rights advocates call “constitutional carry.”

Multiple bills purporting to advance that idea in the state Legislature would do away with the need for a license to carry a handgun in public – either openly or concealed on one’s body.

Gun safety advocates slammed Kemp’s move as a danger to law enforcement and the public.

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