The “campus carry” legislation in Georgia will be enacted on July 1 and will permit residents licensed to carry a handgun to bring them to tailgates at public universities in the state.
While concealed weapons won’t be allowed inside athletics events, guns will be allowed at tailgating events, according to a two-page memo released by USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley.
“It is incumbent upon each one of us to follow the law,” Wrigley wrote. “Students, faculty and staff should not attempt themselves to monitor or to enforce compliance with the statute by those who do carry handguns.”
House Bill 280 changes the current law, which allows guns to be secured in motor vehicles.
The Arkansas House added a measure in March to exempt college sporting events from a state law that allows guns at colleges after SEC commissioner Greg Sankey protested.