Little political fallout expected from new Georgia gun bill

ATLANTA – It was no surprise that the majority of Georgia's Republican-controlled, mostly…

Georgia (Apr 24, 2014) — ATLANTA – It was no surprise that the majority of Georgia's Republican-controlled, mostly conservative state Legislature passed House Bill 60 last month.

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And it was no surprise that Republican Governor Nathan Deal signed the sweeping gun carry bill into law Wednesday.

It was delayed a couple of years thanks only to the politically powerful state university system's successful fight to eliminate a section that would have allowed guns on college campuses.

"Georgia is such a strong pro-gun state that candidates are expected to take the side that most Second Amendment advocates are gonna be on," said Political Science Professor Dr. Kerwin Swint of Kennesaw State University.

Swint told 11Alive that, "as a political candidate, whether you're an incumbent or not, it's pretty dangerous to go up against a very well organized, very well funded pro gun lobby in this state."



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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