Looser Georgia gun laws? Not at Augusta National

Augusta National has signs posted around its exterior that clearly states its policy on carrying guns on the premises.

Augusta National Golf Club has its own rules, no matter what the governor of Georgia says.

On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60, known as the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, that greatly expanded where licensed gun owners can carry their weapons, including bars without restrictions, some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

One place that guns still will be banned is at Augusta National. The home of the Masters confirmed that despite the expanded rights under the new law, Augusta National will continue to ban all firearms.

“This doesn’t impact our policy,” a spokesman for Augusta National said Thursday. “We do not allow weapons of any type onto the grounds, regardless of permit.”

The new law goes into effect July 1.

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