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Georgia Carry Fixes

Looks like we’re getting a lot closer to passage. It looks like it’ll be a done deal to me. I’m glad to see the 1000 foot from a school nonsense eliminated. How is one supposed to know when one is within 1000 feet of a school? I live that close to one too, but you’d never know it. If PA had such a law, I couldn’t carry or transport guns. In fact, without an LTC, you’re technically in violation carrying a gun on the street outside my house, due to the Federal Gun Free School Zones Act. You can’t see the school, but it’s there.

I also understand this allows restaurant carry, and fixes the airport issue that cropped up after the last ease on restrictions.

3 Responses to “Georgia Carry Fixes”

  1. Jerry says:

    Restaurant carry has been allowed for a few years now.

  2. James says:

    HB89 passed in ’08 allows carry in restaurants, defined as any place that derives more than 50% of it’s income from food.

    SB308 Allows carry in Bars, although it is still illegal to discharge a firearm under the influence.

  3. ctdonath says:

    “fixes the airport issue that cropped up after the last ease on restrictions”

    Methinks this is what is driving this bill. Last time ’round the state legalized carry in non-secured airport zones, but Atlanta violated the legalization by threatening heavy-fisted punishment of anyone found carrying there (prosecution may or may not result in conviction, but the threat of a major felony is “chilling” under color of law). Cheesed off by a subordinate jurisdiction thumbing its nose, the state is now proceeding to not only make the legalization unsuppressable, but is using the opportunity to expand RKBA further.

    Lesson: some battles should not be won, as that encourages the opposition to win the war. Atlanta may learn this the hard way.

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