The Georgia House of Representatives passed a sweeping gun legislation on Thursday, the Crossover Day, which allows licensed gun owners to carry weapons in churches, bars and on college campuses.
The House Bill 512, or Safe Carry Protection Act, passed the lower chamber 117-56.
The legislation would also allow trained school administrators to carry a weapon and permit those who received voluntary inpatient care for mental health issues to apply for a gun license.
The H.B. 512 will now face a debate in Georgia Senate, but it is unlikely to pass.
The Senate President Pro-Tem David Shafer (R- Duluth) said that the Senate has already worked on gun legislation, S.B. 101, and passed it, alluding that any further work in that area is unlikely in just the 10 days left in this year’s legislative session.