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Controversial Gun Bill in Georgia

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-03 07:43:03-04

ATLANTA (AP) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups are digging in as they await Gov. Nathan Deal's decision on a controversial gun bill.

Deal has until May 3 to decide whether he will sign a bill to allow college and university students ages 21 and up to carry a concealed handgun on campus.

While some legislators believe Deal's conservative reputation will survive in the event of a veto, other advocacy groups are saying it could impact Deal's previous A-plus rating with the NRA.

Rep. Buzz Brockway, a Lawrenceville Republican and co-sponsor of the bill, said supporters will continue to work with the governor, even if he opts to veto it.