ATLANTA -- A hearing for House Bill 875, the Safe Carry Protection Act, took place at the State Capital Wednesday afternoon.
At the forefront of the hearing was the amendment which would allow people 21 years and over and with a Georgia weapons license to carry a gun into churches and bars, as long the establishments do not object.
Testifying Wednesday against the bill was Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, and Dr. Christine King-Farris, the sister of Martin Luther King Jr., who's mother was shot to death at the organ of Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1974.
Rep. Alan Powell, Hartwell, Ga., led the charge for the republicans supporting the bill. He also got the house to amend bill HB60, which would allow judges to carry firearms.
HB875 was passed by the House on Feb. 18 by an overwhelming margin. HB60, will go back to the senate as early as Wednesday. If it is passed, it will go straight to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.