State lawmakers are considering a new gun-carry bill aimed at firefighters. The bill would allow guns to be carried openly or concealed as long as the firefighter has permission from the local fire department.
AllNews 106.7 is reporting the bill comes nearly a year after an armed gunman held a group of firefighters captive in Gwinnett County.
The firefighters had been responding to an emergency medical call at a house. The firefighters were not injured, and the gunman was later killed by police.
Jerry Henry, with gun rights group Georgia Carry, says he supports it. “I think that everyone who engages in any job, or goes outside of their house, and even in their homes should have the opportunity to protect themselves. I don’t know what makes firefighters different from anybody else.”