Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Monday shot down plans one lawmaker has to expand the places gun owners in Georgia may legally carry concealed weapons.
Cagle, speaking with reporters at his Capitol office, said he had “no appetite” to revisit the concealed carry law. Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) has been considering a bill that would expand the places where guns would be allowed. The current law bans weapons at places the public gathers, a description that includes churches and college campuses.
Seabaugh’s state study committee has been considering a proposal to drop the ban on some of those locations.
Two gun-related bills have been filed so far in Georgia this year. One would end the state’s requirement that concealed weapons be kept in a holster and the other would require all handgun ammunition be individually coded for identification.
One of these bills is sponsored by a Republican. One of them is sponsored by a Democrat. Guess which is which.
I was unaware of Georgia’s requirement that concealed pistols be carried in a holster. How many other states have a similar requirement?