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Guns on campus
Local lawmakers, law enforcement await decision allowing guns at public colleges
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A bill being considered in the Georgia General Assembly, if passed, would make it legal for some permitted gun owners to carry a gun on public college and university campuses, including Georgia Southern University, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College. House Bill 859 passed last week by a vote of 113 to 59, with "only three or four Republicans voting (against it,)" said Bulloch County State Rep. Jan Tankersley, who voted in favor of the bill. The bill would allow gun owners with a concealed carry permit to bring guns in purses, book bags or on their persons, covered by clothing, on public college campuses.
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