Posted February 24, 2017 2:27 pm by Comments

By Pamela Jablonski


On Monday, February 20, the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committees were scheduled to begin to review a number of important gun bills.

Georgia State Representative Eddie Lumsden, R-Rome, a retired State Trooper who sits on these committees, said: “These are some modified bills, after having conversations with the governor”.

In their current state, he expects them to be more acceptable.

HB 280 would allow people with their Georgia Weapons License (GWL) to carry concealed on all property owned or leased by a “public institution of post-secondary education”. There are minimal exemptions, sports facilities, student housing – including sororities and frat houses, and campus preschools. Rep. Lumsden, who is in favor of this bill, points to the Second Amendment in part, for his support of the right to carry on college campuses.

HB 292 would impact Georgia gun laws in several positive and important ways, including:

  • New residents of Georgia who have their carry license from a state that has reciprocity with Georgia will have a 90 day grace period to obtain their GWL. During this period the new resident can carry legally in Georgia using their old carry license.
  • Firearms instructors who provide the …Read the Rest

    Source:: Bearing Arms

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