GA Clergy Decry Passage of Dangerous 'Campus Carry' Bill


March 3, 2017



Michelle Nealy, (202)735-7123,

Graham Younger, 678-739-8584,


GA Clergy Decry Passage of Dangerous 'Campus Carry' Bill   


ATLANTA, Ga. — Faith leaders are deeply disappointed by the decision of Georgia House members to pass HB 280, a bill that would allow guns on campus at state universities and colleges.


Outcry: Interfaith Voices Against Gun Violence is calling on state senators to reject a bill that seeks to turn sanctuaries of learning into spaces for violence. Members of Outcry reject the idea that arming college students will lead to safer students, safer campuses, or a safer Georgia.  


Rabbi Peter Berg, Senior Rabbi, The Temple, Atlanta:

“Outcry clergy represent a variety of different faith traditions but stand in agreement that God calls us to value every human life. As people of faith, we believe that HB 280  will make us a more violent, less moral society. We believe it will turn communities of learning into places of more frequent gun tragedies.”