Campus Carry Clears Hurdles at Capitol


(11 Alive) - HB 280 (view here) would allow holders of state carry permits to carry concealed weapons on state college campuses. A version of it passed the Republican-controlled legislature easily last year but was vetoed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Monday, the House public safety committee passed the bill after some Democrats questioned bill sponsor Rep. Mandi Ballinger (R-Canton) about some of its details.

"This bill allows good people to carry on campus," Ballinger told committee members.

"So how will they determine who is the criminal and who is the good guy?" asked Rep. Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah).

"The guy committing the crime is usually the criminal," Ballinger answered.

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