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Variety of views expressed on campus carry at UNG town hall
University of North Georgia student Nicholas Sikes participates in Thursday morning's town hall on House Bill 280, also known as "campus carry," at the Gainesville campus. The campus carry for state colleges and universities and colleges in Georgia is set to take effect July 1.
With the state’s campus carry law set to take effect Saturday, students, faculty and staff at a town hall meeting Thursday on the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus expressed a range of concerns from saying the law makes them feel unsafe to concerns it may be too restrictive. UNG Police Chief Justin Gaines held the forum on House Bill 280, commonly referred to as the campus carry law, which was passed this spring by the state legislature. Approximately 30 people attended the session in the Continuing Education Auditorium, which was the seventh held so far on the five UNG campuses.