The effort to widen the number of places Georgians can carry concealed weapons took another step forward Friday as the House approved the latest version of a gun bill.
Senate Bill 101, as amended in the House, will allow churches to decide if concealed weapons permit holders may bring weapons into sanctuaries and will allow guns on much of college campuses.
It passed the House by a vote of 116-55 and must now go back to the Senate.
The House and Senate have both passed gun bills this year, with the House taking a much more sweeping approach. SB 101 still allows military veterans under the age of 21, who have been honorably discharged, to obtain a weapons permit.
The Senate has yet to act on the House’s vision for gun legislation.
During the House debate Friday, the only spoken opposition came from a Republican. Rep. Charles Gregory, R-Kennesaw, argued that a Republican-controlled chamber should be able to pass a better gun bill.
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