Gov. Nathan Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in GA

Gov. Nathan Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in GA

April 23rd, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

ELLIJAY, Ga. - Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia.

The bill signing will take place midday today at an event in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston.

The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship.

And school districts would now be able, if they want, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions.