Georgia Passes ‘Guns Everywhere’ Bill

One of the biggest expansions of gun rights was signed into law Wednesday by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia. Dubbed by critics as the “guns everywhere” bill, it will now allow Georgians to carry firearms in schools, bars, churches, and government buildings. The NRA has called it “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform bill in state history,” and even achieved bipartisan support. Deal did argue that the bill was not as expansive as it originally was, emphasizing the change for religious leaders to opt-in to allowing guns, whereas the original bill required them to permit firearms. “There are always opportunities for people to use any piece of legislation as a political tool if they don’t like it. But there was bipartisan support for the bill. The main story that should come out of it is the final product is significantly different from earlier versions,” said Deal.