Governor Nathan Deal recently helped Georgia join 9 other states by signing Bill HB 280-“Campus Carry Bill,” which permits licensed firearm owners to carry concealed firearms in specific areas on college campuses in the state of Georgia. This has been a highly controversial piece of legislature for several months with many concerns voiced by the governor before finally passing on May 4th. Bill HB 280 came to light after several college campuses fell victim to mass shootings. The intended purpose of the bill is to allow students and faculty that have concealed carry permits the opportunity to carry concealed firearms in the case of needed self defense against active shooters on campus.
Limitations of Campus Carry HB 280
Although HB 280 allows concealed carry on college campuses in the state of Georgia, there are several areas excluded from the bill where firearms continue to remain prohibited. These areas include: