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Seth Wenig / Associated Press

Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation set for a vote in the Georgia Senate.

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If senators approve the bill Tuesday, it returns to the House. Both chambers would have to pass the measure before adjourning Thursday to send the bill to Gov. Nathan Deal.

 

Deal vetoed a similar measure last year but hasn't taken a firm stance on this year's version.

 

UGA Community Members Rally Against 'Campus Carry'

Apr 28, 2016
Chandler Johnston / WABE

More than 60 professors, students, staff and community member gathered at the University of Georgia Wednesday evening in protest of a bill that would allow concealed guns on their campus and public college campuses around the state.

Passing cars honked support as protesters held signs around UGA’s Arch reading “Dawgs Against Campus Carry” and “Books Not Bullets.” Representatives from national and local organizations that oppose gun violence and guns on campuses spoke out against the bill while UGA staff and students chanted.

Brenna Beech / WABE

Students' ability to carry guns on public college and university campuses is a step closer to becoming legal in Georgia after a Senate committee Monday approved “campus carry” legislation.

The bill makes exemptions for dorms, fraternity and sorority houses and sporting events, where weapons would not be allowed.