Protest planned against GA's campus carry bill

- A protest is planned Thursday afternoon against Georgia's new campus carry bill. 

Faith leaders will ask Governor Nathan Deal to veto the bill, which was approved by state lawmakers last month.

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If it becomes law, gun owners can carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses in Georgia. 

Governor Deal vetoes similar legislating last year, but the new version of the bill has exclusions that supporters hope will convince him to sign it. 

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Faith leaders gathering Thursday say the bill will turn what they call "sanctuaries of learning" into "violent spaces." 

The protest is planned for 2 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church on Washington Street Southwest. 

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