Skip to comments.GA:Carrollton to Settle Gun Ban Lawsuit
Posted on 05/03/2014 6:28:33 AM PDT by marktwain
MORE PREEMPTION OF LOCAL GUN RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY: House Bill 60 restricts property owners and managers from using the "criminal trespass" law (16-7-21) to enforce anti-gun rules or policies on PUBLIC property. The new modification to the gun carry law, O.C.G.A. 16-11-126 (d), says that "private property" owners and persons in control of "private property" can exclude armed persons, and order them to leave. This prevents the government from contracting with an outside property management company or event venue management company that would make and enforce a gun ban and try to claim that state preemption doesn't apply to them because they're a private entity managing public lands and public facilities. See lines 127-134 in HB 60 As Passed. ALSO see lines 182-190, which repeats this policy and applies it to the off-limits locations law, 16-11-127.
Garner said this week the city will be withdrawing from the defense of the ordinances, settling the lawsuit outside the court.It is not clear what the settlement will entail. GeorgiaCarry.org is sure to have expended significant resources in pursuing the lawsuit over the past year.
To my mind, the entire staff of the Mayor’s and associated subordinate agencies’ firings/resignations should be part-and-parcel of the settlement. I would accept nothing less than that.
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