The Georgia State Senate has passed a bill allowing guns to be carried in churches. The Georgia House of Representatives passed a similar bill which also allows convicted felons ‘stand your ground’ status, the right to claim they acted in self-defense if they use deadly force. The House version also allows guns in airports and bars, and lets K-12 teachers and staff carry handguns on school grounds.
“Georgia Senate Passes Bill To Allow Guns In Churches,” Caitlin MacNeal, Talking Points Memo
“Amid Wave of Pro-Gun Legislation, Georgia Proposes Sweeping Law,” Herbert Buchsbaum, New York Times
“Critics say Georgia stand-your-ground gun law ‘recipe for unnecessary killing,'” Karen McVeigh, The Guardian
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