It's proposed legislation, prompted by the scene of a hostage situation. Whether to arm firefighters -- after a gunman, PRETENDING to need help... lured them inside his home. 3 Their mission is to save lives... but what happened in that north Georgia community nearly 9 months ago, became a tragedy that has lawmakers asking the question, do firefighters need MORE protection, to save their OWN lives? Lawmakers are considering a new bill that would allow firefighters to carry a weapon, while on duty. Channel 4's Scott Johnson was in Camden County and spoke to firefighters about whether THEY think this is a good idea. He joining us now live... Scott? 3 often when there's an emergency needing police and fire...firefighters are the first to arrive on the scene. because they sometimes go in the front door first and don't know what's on the other side... a georgia lawmaker wants them to be armed. 3 02-0718-27 this whole issue started last spring in gwinnett county when a group of firefighters were held hostage by a gunman. so now legislation is being pushed to allow firefighters to arm themselves. But when I stopped by camden county fire headquarters they told me it may not be the best idea. CAPTAIN WILLIAM TERRELL/CAMDEN COUNTY FIRE SPOKESPERSON 4:54:32 - you run into the logistics of how would you do that? With all the equipment and ammo, just a lot of nightmares you could run into doing that. the proposed legislation would allow for individual departments to still not allow firearms...and take precedence over state law. Camden county says they have a great working relationship with police... and particularly on domestic violence calls they wait for police before they go in the door. So they probably would continue to ban the guns. CAPTAIN WILLIAM TERRELL 4:55:45 - they may not foresee firefighters doing their job fast enough. But again, in almost every situation there's also police or sheriff's there to maintain the peace. despite some agencies not wanting to apply this proposed state law locally...there are some supporters like a gun rights group called georgia carry. JERRY HENRY/GEORGIA CARRY 13:15:56 - I am concerned that there are people will do in gwinnette county did and put them at risk.13:16:41 - if the people are allowe dto carry then they decide whether they can carry or not. If they don't think they can do it safely then fine, but they should have right to protect themselves if they want to. Scott johnson, tls 3 while camden county says they don't run into security issues for their firefighters as often because of a great working relationship with police... in larger areas like atlanta proponents say this is more of an inssue.But oppenents in the legislature say this would harm firefighters' image with the public as people who are only their to help and save lives. 3 Scott, what's the status of the bill?