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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Guns in Schools in Georgia.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 14 April

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Guns in Schools in Georgia

Georgia law bars any person (including the holder of a "weapons carry" license) from carrying, possessing or having under the person's control any firearm while within a school safety zone or at a school building, school function, or school property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the school. Among other exceptions, this prohibition does not apply to:

- An instrument used for classroom work authorized by the teacher;
- Participants in organized sports shooting events or firearms training courses;
- A person authorized in writing by a school official to have in his or her possession or use the firearm as part of an activity conducted at a school building, school property, or school function;
- A holder of a weapons carry license who is carrying or picking up a student or on a bus or other school-furnished transportation;
- A holder of a weapons carry license when he or she has a weapon legally kept within a vehicle parked at the school property or is in transit through a designated school zone;
- A handgun under the control of a weapons carry license holder in a locked compartment, container or firearms rack in or on a motor vehicle being used by a non-student adult over 21 to bring or pick up a student or on school-furnished transportation, or to transport someone to an activity being conducted on school property authorized by a school official; or
- A person residing or transacting lawful business or visiting such resident located within a school safety zone but outside a school building, school property, a school function, or school-furnished transportation…

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