With time running out on this year’s legislative session, the Georgia House has just passed a bill to expand the places where licensed gun owners may carry.
The bill passed 118 to 48. It has to go back to the Senate for approval of some House committee changes.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg), would allow licensed gun owners to carry in non-secure areas of airports, in bars where the owners allow it and in the parking lots of colleges, courthouses and jails.
It would eliminate the 1,000-foot limitation on guns at schools and colleges and has been one of the most hotly debated bills of the 2010 General Assembly session, which ends at midnight today.