Rep. Mandi Ballinger, R-Canton, HB's 280 sponsor, said this year's version would prohibit gun owners from carrying weapons into an on-campus child care center. That was one of Gov. Nathan Deal's concerns about the 2016 bill, which he vetoed.
But Andrea Teichner, a volunteer with the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said Ballinger’s child-care exemption is “so narrow.”
It only applies, Teichner said, to one child care center per campus and has multiple requirements for security and access.
“I would submit this hasn’t changed at all,” Teichner said. “This is a dangerous proposal.”