Rep. Hill Introduces Bill To Allow Lawmakers To Carry Firearms on Government Property

House Bill 394 would allow state lawmakers to carry firearms on government property, a privilege certain government employees already enjoy.

State Rep. Calvin Hill (R-Hickory Flat) has introduced legislation that would allow members of the Georgia General Assembly to carry firearms on government property.

House Bill 394 would allow state lawmakers with a valid Georgia carry permit to take their firearms in government buildings and government property. 

Tell us: what do you think of the legislation put forth by Rep. Calvin Hill?

The law would apply to current and former lawmakers, but specifies that no lawmaker would be allowed to carry firearms into the chambers of the State House or the State Senate.

Currently the law allows people such as county medical examiners and coroners, state and federal trial and appellate and municipal court judges, probation officers, solicitors general, current and retired police chiefs, current and retired sheriffs, sheriff's deputies and police officers to carry firearms into government buildings.  

The bill has been assigned to the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and waiting to be heard.

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