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Gun, holiday bills advance at Ga. Capitol

1:52 AM, Feb 7, 2014   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Two much-talked about bills moved forward at the Georgia Capitol on Thursday.

The state Senate sent over to the House a bill that would allow Christmas and Hanukkah displays in the public schools, as long as schools also have secular winter holiday displays to be defined later.

Also, everyone in the schools would be allowed to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah."

Supporters declined to comment on Thursday; opponents say the bill is unconstitutional. 

The House Public Safety Committee passed a controversial bill that would allow people to take guns into churches and bars, if the property owners say it's okay.

That bill now goes to the House Rules Committee, which will decide whether and when to send it to the full House for a vote.

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