Libertarians wear holsters to protest Ga. gun law

ATHENS (AP) -- Georgia Libertarians are pushing for a change in state gun laws and have urged members to show up on the University of Georgia campus wearing empty holsters.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports the state Libertarian Party called for supporters to wear their holsters Friday in advance of their state convention in Athens this weekend.

Libertarians want state lawmakers to change laws banning the carrying of concealed guns in most public places, including college campuses. Brian Underwood of UGA's Young Americans for Liberty says Americans' right to bear arms shouldn't stop when a gun owner enters public property.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson says Georgia's campuses are safer without more people carrying guns.