- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Georgia Senate passed a new bill on Friday that will allow concealed carry weapons in bars, airports (before TSA security checkpoints), places of worship and some government buildings.

The bill’s co-sponsor, Rep. Dustin Hightower, said in February that the HB60 bill, also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act, is one of the “strongest Second Amendment bills to pass the House,” Townhall reported.

The state’s House and Senate chambers were able to find compromises on a number of issues, including the prohibition of a database of Weapons Carry Licenses (WCL), and the establishment of an a absolute defense for the legal use of deadly force in the face of a violent attack.

The law also removes the need for those seeking a renewal of gun licenses to get fingerprinted.

The legislation will now go to Governor Nathan Deal for signing, unless he chooses to veto the new gun legislation.

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