“Historic” Gun Rights Bill Expected to be Signed Into Law in Georgia
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Last week, the Georgia state legislature approved a sweeping “guns everywhere” bill that is expected to be signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal.
The bill is being called “historic” and is generating a lot of support and of course, a lot of controversy, as The New York Times reports:
Americans for Responsible Solutions, founded by Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was critically wounded in a mass shooting in 2011, calls it “the most extreme gun bill in America” and the “guns everywhere” legislation. The National Rifle Association, which lobbied for the bill, calls it “the most comprehensive pro-gun” bill in recent state history, and described the vote at the Capitol on Thursday as “a historic victory for the Second Amendment.”
The law allows gun permit holders to carry weapons into places that were previously off-limits, like bars, airports, and churches.
Here’s what the bill (called HB 60) will enact, according to NRA-ILA: