Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation last Tuesday allowing Georgians to carry concealed firearms without a permit.
The Georgia Senate’s Republican majority passed the bill late last month, voting along party lines. The state House of Representatives followed suit two days later, also in a party line vote.
“Senate Bill 319 makes sure law-abiding Georgians … can protect themselves without having to have permission from their state government,” Kemp said Tuesday at a signing ceremony held inside a sporting goods store in Douglasville. “The Constitution of the United States gives us that right.”
Kemp also signed legislation Tuesday authorizing out-of-state residents who are licensed to carry firearms in their home state to carry in Georgia.