Concealed Carry On College Campuses

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Concealed Carry on College Campuses
It seems that tragedy and violence across America is becoming all too common in our daily news. Even more tragic is when it is at a school. With the increase in violence across America, it is opening the door to the question of should college campuses allow concealed guns on campus? Allowing concealed guns on campuses is something that may come true at public colleges across Georgia. Recently, the Georgia senate passed a bill by 37-17 that would allow gun owners 21 and over to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses. If Governor Nathan Deal approves the bill it will go into effect (The Associated Press). While some feel this could potentially open the door to more violence, others believe this will give them the ability to protect themselves should the need arise.
Currently Georgia allows adults to conceal and carry, so long as they pass the state and federal background checks and submit fingerprints. This bill would allow those who have a current firearms license the ability to carry on college campuses. It should also be noted that license holders in Georgia can already carry on college campuses, but only while dropping off or picking up. License holders also have the ability to keep a weapon in their car while parked on campus. Those who are in support of the change, believe the ability to carry in classrooms and throughout campus is critical to take a stance against violence. Others argue that even though Georgians have the…
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