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Georgia Gun Laws and Their Impact on Atlanta

Georgia Gun Laws and Their Impact on Atlanta
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By    |   Sunday, 30 November 2014 07:17 PM

At the moment Gov. Nathan Deal was signing the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 into law, the Georgia Gun Sense Coalition held an event in downtown Atlanta in opposition. The event included a moment of silence for all gun victims.

The gun law, dubbed the “guns everywhere bill” by critics, establishes where residents can carry firearms. The provisions state that those who have concealed carry permits may take guns into bars, churches, schools, government buildings, and some parts of airports.

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Atlanta residents have been vocal about the gun law’s implications.

The metro Atlanta school districts reportedly don't seem in any hurry to arm school employees. “Most school systems are probably not going to do that under the current circumstances in the law, because there’s probably too many issues and problems that could occur arming somebody who would need some extensive training,” said John Zauner, the executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association, ABC News Radio reported.

Atlanta’s Archbishop Wilton Gregory promised to keep weapons out of Catholic institutions. "I will officially restrict the presence of weapons in our Catholic institutions except for those carried by the people that civic authorities have designated and trained to protect and guard us," Gregory wrote in a church bulletin, the Catholic News Service reported. "The last thing we need is more firearms in public places, especially in those places frequented by children and the vulnerable."

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Atlanta residents took to Twitter to express their opinions.

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Before, during, and after Georgia enacted the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, or the "guns everywhere" law, residents of Atlanta have been vocal about the legislation.
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