Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to Hold Special Ceremony to Sign Expansion of Concealed Carry Law

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to Hold Special Ceremony to Sign Expansion of Concealed Carry Law

On April 23rd Governor Nathan Deal (R) will sign Georgia’s expanded concealed carry bill – the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 – into law during a special ceremony.

As Breitbart News reported on February 24, the Safe Carry Protection Act (HB 60) passed the Georgia House by a margin of 119 to 56; the State Senate passed the measure in March. 

The bill recognizes a church’s right to allow its congregants to be armed, allows Georgians with concealed carry permits to carry their guns in unsecured areas of airports, expands concealed carry to “more bars,” and will expand carry privileges for teachers with concealed carry licenses.

Bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper) cited the danger disarmed, law-abiding citizens face in “gun-free zones” as an impetus for the bill. 

According to GeorgiaCarry.Org, Governor Deal will sign the bill “at the ETC Pavilion on the Coosawattee River” at noon. After the signing “a BBQ lunch will be served.”

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