Ga. gun bill clears key committee

ATLANTA  - House legislators have stripped provisions from a controversial gun bill that would have allowed licensed gun owners to bring firearms onto college campuses and into churches.

But legislation cleared Thursday by the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee would still allow gun owners to bring their weapons into parts of airports, some bars and in parking lots at colleges, courthouses and jails.

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, the Republican who sponsored the measure, said he hopes the bill will clarify the mishmash of varying gun restrictions that now exist.

The Senate has already adopted similar legislation and the House could vote on the measure next week.

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