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Support Dropping for New Gun Law in Georgia

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Augusta, GA - Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that would allow guns in some schools, bars and churches, but new numbers show there's waning support for the law.

On July first, Georgia's new gun law will take effect.

Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill that would allow guns into churches, some schools and bars.

It's something Kenneth Davis doesn't agree with.

"I've been in bars where people have brought weapons in there and they didn't catch it at the time. Now that they can just bring it in there now or whenever it comes into law, you can only imagine how dangerous downtown is going to be," said Davis.

Joe Tobias doesn't completely agree.

"That's a tough one, especially when you've got someone going into bars and mixing guns with alcohol, but as far as carrying it on your person around here, I don't have a problem with that," said Tobias.

A recent poll by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution asked registers voters if they approve or disapprove the new gun law.

37 percent Approve while 59 percent disapprove, showing a lack of support for the new law.

Richmond County Board of Education President Venus Cain says the school system is keeping its no guns allowed policy in tact and wants to make sure people know it.

Cain said, "we are going to put big signs on the doors to let people know that absolutely no weapons are allowed on our campuses."

There are some bars following suit, but for those that aren't, Davis is cautious.

Davis said, "you hear about all these people shooting up schools and movie theaters because someone said something wrong to them. People do it sober, how do you think they'll do when they're drunk."

Roman Catholics won't be allowed to carry guns into churches.

Archbishop Wilton Gregory has banned weapons at Catholic institutions.

Other churches have banned them too.

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