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Lawsuit Filed Against Campus Carry Law in Georgia

Georgia professors filed a lawsuit against concealed campus carry law.

Six professors are filing a lawsuit against Georgia’s concealed campus carry law.

The suit, filed recently in a Fulton County Superior Court, states that Georgia’s constitution “empowers the University System of Georgia’s board of regents, not the legislature, to dictate the state’s educational policies.”

The law that went into effect on July 1 gives permission to licensed and only licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns on public campuses. Few exceptions include athletic buildings, student housing, and administrative offices.

The suit names Gov. Nathan Deal and Attorney General Chris Carr as defendants. The suit brought forth includes three University of Georgia professors, two from Valdosta State and one from Georgia Southwestern State.

One of their arguments stated in the suit that carrying a handgun in a building with gaseous or chemical materials poses a safety hazard.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Campus Carry Law in Georgia