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:
— Senate Press Office (@GASenatePress) March 11, 2016
— Lori Geary (@LoriGearyWSB) March 11, 2016
— Ga Politics News (@GAPoliticsNews) March 12, 2016
— Johnny Kauffman (@JohnnyIK) March 11, 2016
Oh, so we can have guns on college campuses, but we can't have mimosas before 12:30pm. Yep, makes total sense. #gapol
— Jason Dominy (@jasondominy) March 12, 2016
— Seth Daniels (@jsethd) March 11, 2016
— GA Senate Democrats (@GASenateDems) March 11, 2016
— Conrad Close (@conradclose) March 2, 2016
— Greg Williams (@GregsListLive) March 2, 2016
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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