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Georgia bill would allow guns in churches, courthouses

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Posted at 10:33 PM, Mar 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-10 22:33:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Lawmakers in both Georgia and Florida have filed dozens of bills dealing with guns.

A Georgia bill would expand the places where people are allowed to carry firearms.

Representatives passed house bill 512 where guns can be carried in bars, on college campuses, and inside government buildings with no security guards. The bill is moving to the senate for consideration. Also under the proposed legislation those renewing their weapons carry licenses would no longer have to be fingerprinted.

"You can run a name and a date of birth through the state system and federal system but things may not pop up on a criminal history like it would with an actual fingerprint," said Chase Daughtrey, the Cook County, Georgia probate judge.

In Florida bills focus on allowing teachers to carry guns in schools, and changes to Florida's stand your ground law.