Last year, House Bill 60, known as the “Gun’s Everywhere Bill,” for the first time expanded where Georgians could legally carry firearms, including into public schools, bars, churches and government buildings.
The law, however, currently allows local school boards to control their own policies and decide which school staffers may carry guns on campus. The University System currently bans guns from campus buildings, including dormitories.
A separate House bill that would have allowed anyone with a weapons permit to take guns on all parts of public college campuses was not acted on in time to be considered for a vote this session. The bill can be carried over into next year.