Georgia's new "campus carry" law prevents fans from bringing weapons into stadiums and arenas at on-campus sporting events, but officials have determined that concealed handguns will be allowed at tailgates.

The University System of Georgia on Wednesday issued "Guidelines for the Implementation of House Bill 280," which becomes law July 1. The controversial measure will allow people to carry concealed handguns on state campuses, with several exceptions.

"Buildings and property used for athletic sporting events" is first on that list of places were handguns will remain prohibited, but the guidelines issued Wednesday say specifically that exception "does not extend to so-called 'tailgating' areas where fans may congregate outside the gates of the sports facility."