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Georgia

Georgia has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. The legislature continues to introduce harmful legislation, including permitless carry and bills to allow the carry of guns in sensitive places.

1,543 In an average year, 1,543 people die by guns in Georgia.
11th Across all states, Georgia has the 11th highest rate of gun homicides in the country.
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The Legislature also fulfilled its ”guns everywhere” agenda, by allowing guns to be carried nearly anywhere in the state—from the busy Atlanta airport to college campuses. To become a safer state, Georgia should enact legislation to repeal its dangerous Stand Your Ground law, keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, and repeal Guns on Campus.

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