ATLANTA -- Kirkyard Public House is a restaurant and bar in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood. Its owner, Dano Kirk, has a permit to carry a handgun. Kirk says he will allow law-abiding patrons in his bar to do the same.
"While we're in a great neighborhood here, we're still in the city," Kirk said. "And there are some elements here... who want to do folks harm. And I want to give them pause."
Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law the bill that broadens gun rights in Georgia. It includes the provision that allows guns in bars unless specifically disallowed. That's the case at another restaurant and bar in Decatur called Thinking Man Tavern.
On the establishment's door, there's a sign that says "unless you are a law enforcement official, no guns are allowed on the premises. No grenades, swords, blasters or other deadly weapons either."
"It's my opinion that alcohol and firearms simply don't mix," said Carl Rappold, owner of the property.
An 11Alive poll shows Georgians are also not sold on carrying guns into bars. On that provision of the new gun law, 50 percent of those polled disagree with it. Only 38 percent agree. The poll has a margin of error of two and a half percent.
The statewide telephone poll of 2,340 adults was taken April 24-27. You can see the complete crosstabs here.
They're more evenly split on whether to allow guns into houses of worship. Our poll shows a statistical tie on that question -- 48% to 47% in favor.
They narrowly agree with guns in the non-secure areas of airports, 48% to 41%.
That kind of support is what rallied the governor and lawmakers to enact the gun law on the final day of the 2014 legislative session. It included the support of Sen. Jason Carter, the Democrat who will run for governor this fall.They agree with allowing conditions for some employees to carry guns in schools, 54% to 38%.
"Ultimately, you're talking about people who have a license to carry in a state where the second amendment is incredibly important," Carter told MSNBC on April 21.
But our poll shows that portions of the gun law aren't popular.
It allows guns into government buildings that don't have metal detectors. Georgians disagree by 56% to 34%.
They law undid a requirement for fingerprints from gun permit applicants. Georgians disagree with that 49% to 42%.
They also disagree with the part that forbids the state from creating a database of licensed gun owners, 48% to 40%.
The poll tracks along gender and racial lines. Women and African Americans tend to oppose the new gun law the most. Whites and men are the biggest backers of the new gun law.