Legislation to be Introduced in Georgia to allow CCW Permit holders to Carry on Campus

CANTON — A Cherokee County state legislator plans to introduce an amendment to a bill that would allow college students who are at least 21 years old to take firearms on campuses.

Current law already permits those students to have concealed guns in their vehicles.

State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs) said his amendment would only apply to licensed concealed gun owners who are over the age of 21.

The legislator said he was propelled to consider the amendment after recent incidents on two college campuses in Atlanta.

“I think it’s an appropriate situation … so they can be able to protect themselves from the predators we are seeing,” he said, referring to the recent incidents in which Georgia Tech and Georgia State University students have been robbed at gunpoint.

Jerguson said he hasn’t determined when he will introduce the amendment, or whether it would apply to Georgia’s public or private colleges, or both.

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