In just hours Georgia's new gun law goes into effect. One of its provisions allows Georgia school districts to let teachers carry guns. But no district is jumping at the option so far. Attorney Philip Hartley represents school districts across the state. All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington spoke with Hartley about the upcoming chances and reactions from school districts around the state.
The ink is dry and H.B. 60 is no longer the “gun bill”. It took two sessions and an untold amount of private and public wrangling, but Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act”, more commonly known as the “guns everywhere” bill, is now law. Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill on Wednesday, during a ceremony in Ellijay, Georgia. Hundreds of supporters, including members of Georgia Carry, attended the signing and held a bbq afterwards. GPB News reporter Jeanne Bonner, who has covered the bill since this year’s legislative session, says the ceremony had the “feel of a campaign rally.”