Georgia House OKs bill eliminating need to obtain concealed gun license
Georgia's House approved a bill on Wednesday that would allow concealed carry of such handguns without a state license. - David Webb/Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

ATLANTA — The Georgia House on Wednesday approved a bill that would let Georgians carry a concealed handgun without first getting a license from the state. Senate Bill 319 passed 100-67, with the Republican majority supporting it and Democrats opposing it. The bill is similar to a House measure lawmakers passed earlier this month. Presenting the bill, Rep. Mandi Ballinger said there was no need to rehash the debate from a few weeks ago. “(This bill) just removes the fee that citizens in this state have to pay to be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” the Canton Republican said. SB...