March 11, 2016 Atlanta - Senator motions to resolve debate during the debate on HB859, which would legalize firearms on all public colleges in Georgia, at the Georgia State Capitol on Friday, March 11, 2016. The Georgia Senate on Friday gave final passage to a bill that for the first time would legalize firearms on all public colleges in Georgia, following an emotional two-hour floor debate over the wisdom of letting students carry concealed guns on campus. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

The Georgia Senate passed HB 859, the campus carry bill, by a vote of 37-17. The bill will allow legal concealed carry permit holders to possess firearms on all public colleges in Georgia.

The vote followed an tempestuous two-hour floor debate over the constitutionality, common sense and fears of allowing students and faculty members to carry concealed guns on campus.

Twitter lit up like a Christmas tree at the news:

The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal, who has voiced support for the bill in the past. If signed into law, Georgia would become the ninth state to allow campus carry.

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