Willard Jones holds his grandson, Mason Hodges, as they line up for barbecue Wednesday after Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visited Ellijay, Ga., for a signing ceremony for House Bill 60, legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia. At left is Ron Gietzen from Lawrenceville, Ga., one of many who wore a pistol in a holster as they attended the event.
Photo by John Rawlston .
published Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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After mass shootings in recent years, some states have pursued stronger limits on guns while others, like Georgia, have taken the opposite path, with advocates arguing that people should be allowed to carry weapons as an issue of public safety.