Ga. legalizes weapons possession in all restaurants

ATLANTA Despite the objections of Georgia’s restaurant industry, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill into law Wednesday that allows residents with concealed-weapons permits to bring their guns into restaurants that serve alcohol.

The legislation had long been opposed by Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Georgia Restaurant Association. Because the measure also permits gun carriers to ride on public transportation, it

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