Georgia law okays guns in bars, churches

New law makes it legal to carry weapons into bars, churches, school zones.
April 24, 2014 3:23:39 PM PDT

Critics call Georgia's new law the "guns everywhere bill." The new law makes it legal to carry weapons into bars, churches, school zones and parts of airports.

Much of that new law appears modeled on North Carolina laws that were created last year, like expanding the ability to carry a concealed weapon into areas such as bars or school campuses, if the gun is locked in a glove box.

Georgia does go further:  it eliminates fingerprinting.

Pro-gun advocates say North Carolina lawmakers should keep pushing the issue, but it doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon. One top Republican said there are no plans to consider another gun bill this summer. He did not rule it out for 2015.

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