The Act expands gun rights by allowing permit holders to carry guns in locations previously prohibited including places of worship, bars, and certain areas inside government buildings and airports and changing criminal penalties for permit holders who violate the Act. The Act also permits, under certain circumstances, teachers and administrators to carry guns in school safety zones, on school buses, and at school functions. Additionally, the Act repeals certain Georgia laws regulating firearms dealers and also amends the qualifications for application of a weapon carry permit and conditions for permit renewal. Further, thie Act prohibits, with exceptions, restrictions on guns in individual dwellings. Finally, the Act corrects certain definitions for clarification of crossreferences.
Georgia State University Law Review,
Offenses Against Public Order and Safety HB 60,
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