“Our military personnel are highly trained in the use of firearms,” said Loudermilk, R-Cassville.
"However, when they come home, we tell them that they are not responsible enough to legally carry a weapon for their own protection or for professional purposes,” Loudermilk added.
Senate Bill74 would allow any Georgia resident between the ages of 18 and 21 who has graduated basic military training with any branch of the U.S. military or the Coast Guard to secure a weapons carry license.
"There are jobs available in the security industry and private investigation, where employers are seeking to hire these experienced and well disciplined individuals to fill positions," Loudermik stated. "SB74 would open up opportunities in these careers for our returning veterans, who can apply the training and skills they have received while serving our country."
The bill is currently awaiting assignment to a committee.