Ga. mayors oppose proposed gun bill

ATLANTA -- Several Georgia mayors are coming out against a bill that would allow people to carry guns into churches and bars, and government buildings.

The opposition includes Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. In a letter to lawmakers, the mayors argue that the measure would dangerously expand the scope of the state's Stand Your Ground law. He said it would prohibit them from making decisions they deem necessary to keep people safe

The bill passed the full House last month and has now gone to a Senate committee. If it passes, it'll be up to Gov. Nathan Deal to decide whether or not to veto it.


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