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As of Saturday, July 1, students with a proper license can carry a concealed gun on any public college or university in the state of Georgia.

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Earl Kang, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, says he's not too worried about the new "campus carry" bill. 

"Even without these rules, there's always going to be people who, if provoked enough, they will bring a gun or cause havoc. But campus carry will give us an opportunity to defend ourselves if necessary," Kang says. 

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Starting Saturday, Georgia’s new campus carry law goes into effect, allowing students who are 21 and older to carry concealed handguns in some spaces at public colleges and universities.

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To prepare for House Bill 280, institutions across Georgia are hosting information sessions. Those included have been Kennesaw State University, Georgia College and State University, the University of Georgia in Athens and Georgia Tech.

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Georgia's university system says campuses won't provide gun storage facilities or signs when a new state law permitting concealed handguns takes effect this summer.

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The guidance released Wednesday also makes clear that people will be able to carry concealed weapons during tailgates.

The law takes effect July 1 and allows people with state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons onto public campuses. Georgia previously banned guns on campuses.

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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":