With Gov. Nathan Deal set to sign a bill this week expanding the rights of gun owners in the state, the issue is one of the few election-year items on which his opponent, state Sen. Jason Carter, can’t attack.
That’s because Carter voted for the bill.
As reported by Fox 5 Atlanta, some polls indicated a majority of people opposing the bill by as much as 70 percent.
The bill allows guns to be carried in bars and churches if the business or congregation allows it. But gun owners will still have to carry a license.
In the meantime, at least one Atlanta minister used part of his Easter message to denounce the law.
Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church told his congregation on Sunday morning, “People have taken leave of their senses … With all of the problems we have here in Georgia … the one thing we don’t need is guns in bars … and guns in churches …”