Devoria Hall can't imagine why anyone would want to carry a gun into a classroom or into her church.
"That's where you go for hope, faith and peace - you don't go for violence," Hall said. "I don't think it's a good idea."
Jody Mathews believes the world has grown so dangerous you have to be ready to defend yourself anywhere.
"Unfortunately, the way things have become recently and the way they've become over the last 20 years, we do have to defend ourselves even at a church, even at a college campus," Mathews said.
Charles Gregory, a newly elected state representative, has already introduced four bills that would wipe out restrictions on where Georgians can carry a gun.
The bills include a proposal to repeal a ban against firearms in houses of worship and another that would let students to carry guns onto colleges campuses.
Supporters of such proposals argue such measures would protect innocent civilians from criminals bent on killing as many people as they can.
Lawrence Schall, the President of Oglethorpe University, who authored a petition to reject such measures, said arming civilians, who may or may not be properly trained in using guns, is a dangerous idea.
"We rely on our law enforcement to keep us safe and we feel comfortable with that," Schall said. "If you arm civilians without training and sometimes without registration and bad things can happen. Innocent people can get shot."
CBS Atlanta called Gregory and was waiting to hear back from him.
Both proposals have come up in the legislature before failed.
It is not clear how far either of these new proposals will go.
Read more about these bills:
House Bill 26, The Georgia Constitution Carry Act of 2013, would eliminate the licensing requirement for citizens to carry concealed weapons within the state.
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