John Monroe, vice president of Georgia Carry, said in a statement that the organization "will proceed with every effort to have this issue decided by the courts." Ed Stone, an attorney and a member of Georgia Carry's board of directors, said a challenge likely will come from someone prohibited from carrying a gun on school property.
"Obviously this will have to be settled in the courts," Stone said.
Deal said in a statement that he consulted with executive and legislative counsel to determine which bill to sign first because of overlapping provisions.
"I signed HB 60 after HB 826 to ensure the major substantive provisions in HB 60 became law. In doing so, any contradicting language was conflicted out in favor of the last bill signed."