ATLANTA, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has signaled opposition to a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow workers in the state to have guns in vehicles.
Perdue spoke briefly on the subject Tuesday as state lawmakers prepared for a public hearing on the legislation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday.
The measure is opposed by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, which argued the legislation would violate the property rights of business owners who don't want guns kept in their parking lots.
"The NRA is my friend and I want them to continue to be my friend," Perdue told a meeting of state business leaders. "I hope we can continue to work together where we don't pit people between the Second Amendment and property and employer rights.
"Georgia has been good to the NRA. I hope we can continue that friendship by making sure these constitutional rights don't collide."