Lawmakers could decide on a controversial bill that would allow guns on college campuses today.
The measure would allow licensed gun owners to bring their guns onto Georgia’s public college and university campuses.
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Opponents say Republicans pulled a fast one and added the bill to the committee agenda at the last minute.
Supporters of the bill say the bill was going to be called up anyway and that the opponents, who include the Board of Regents, are out of touch.
The legislation followed a series of armed robberies inside the library at Georgia State University.
“I see that Georgia State University has had four armed robberies in the library,” State Rep. Alan Powell, R-Hartwell, said. “That tells me there’s a problem.”
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However, not everyone on campus thinks legalizing the carrying of guns is the solution.
“I think it would be more effective if we had an actual designated person to carry a weapon,” student Julia Spychalski said.