Macon-Bibb Commissioners hope to send letter concerning new Georgia gun law

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb Commissioners are not a fan of Georgia’s new gun law.

It takes effect July 1st–it will allow concealed carry permit holders to take guns into government buildings if the building allows them to.

At Tuesday’s Pre-Commission meeting, several commissioners voiced concern about the new law.

They say they want to send a letter to the Georgia Legislature about it.

Commissioner Al Tillman says it’s important for the commissioners to have a strong voice on the matter.

"We’ve got to do something as a commission to show we are opposed to this," said Tillman. "We need to send this back to the government, let the delegation know that we don’t like it. Come July 1st, the public needs to realize there’s going to be some repercussions. I wouldn’t advise anyone to carry a gun in our facilities at this time."

The commissioners will draft another version of the letter.
The public safety committee plans to discuss it next week.