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Georgia governor signs controversial gun law

Georgia governor signs controversial gun law
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POSTED: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:08pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:09pm

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 -- which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" -- specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons. Included are provisions for taking guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.

GeorgiaCarry, which lobbied for the bill, calls it "meaningful pro-gun legislation," despite it being watered down from the group's perspective. Still, the group has lauded the legislation, which will go into effect July 1. Americans for Responsible Solutions opposed the bill, calling it "extremism in action." 

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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

no it doesn't say "except in shools, hospitals, government buildings, airports, bars, restaurants."

It isn't so 'controversial'.

They can ONLY do so if the owners or those in charge of the 'bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports' say yes.

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