Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs law on expansion of gun owners' rights

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

In a major move involving gun laws, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that allows people with a gun license to carry a weapon into bars, some government buildings and even some places of worship.

According to the Associated Press, a few hundred advocates of gun rights watched Deal sign the bill, along with top state officials, including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.

With the new bill, even workers in some school districts would be able to carry a firearm under certain conditions.

Colin Goddard of the advocacy group Everytown For Gun Safety, slammed the "unprecedented" bill, adding, “The Stand Your Ground expansion is truly a new type of Stand Your Ground as we know it.” The bill has been criticized as the "guns everywhere" bill.

According to The Huffington Post, the National Rifle Association has strongly supported the bill though, and they say it represents a great victory for the second amendment. They have called it "the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history."



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