Earlier this month, Georgia’s State Senate passed a bill that would allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed guns on campus at state colleges. Under the bill, people over 21 with concealed carry permits can bring their guns onto state college campuses.

 

According to a KPTV.com report, supporters of the bill say that it allows people a chance to defend themselves, while opponents believe it could endanger students and make police officers’ jobs more difficult. State Senator Josh Mckoon remarked that “”These are people who have been through background checks, criminal background checks, had their finger prints taken…These are responsible people and the fact of the matter is this is responsible public policy.”

 

There are some exceptions, as concealed carry will not be allowed at athletic facilities and student housing, including fraternities and sororities.

 

Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign the legislation.