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University System of Georgia releases statement on 'campus carry bill'

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The “campus carry bill” is sparking up debate as it will allow people 21 and older with a weapons carry license to have a gun on campuses around Georgia.

Here’s what the Vice Chancellor of the University System of Georgia Charlie Sutlive had to say about this bill:

"We appreciate the opportunity to have been heard. We expressed our opposition on behalf of our Board, 29 presidents, campus police chiefs, faculty and many students and their parents. We are disappointed because we feel current law strikes the right balance between creating a safe environment on our campuses while affording those individuals who are carry users a safeguard location.  We are committed to providing our students, faculty and staff a safe environment, which is a responsibility that the University System takes very seriously."

The "campus carry bill" would require guns to remain concealed by the owner.

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