Posts tagged with "Georgia Carry"

Gun rights advocate ‘baffled’ by Valdosta report

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 2, 2014

Georgia’s new gun law took effect on July 1 and already there are allegations that it is causing trouble. The executive director of the state’s leading gun-rights group sees no connection between the new law and the incident reported in Valdosta, Ga. The Valdosta Daily Times reports that on July 1 police arrested a man […]

New gun law takes effect

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 1, 2014

Today House Bill 60, aka the “guns everywhere” law, took effect in Georgia. The head of a gun rights advocacy group Georgia Carry was nonchalant about the new law, which expands the rights to carry into places including bars and churches, unless property owners prohibit it. The head of a gun control advocacy group Georgians for Gun […]

Half million? – Cities say gun bill is costly

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 4, 2014

This story has been updated.  During the June 2 City Commission meeting Assistant City Manager Andrea Arnold said Decatur taxpayers may have to spend $500,000 securing government buildings because of the new “Guns everywhere” law. The city of Atlanta’s finance department reports that the gun bill might cost city taxpayers money, too. Jerry Henry, executive director of […]

HB 60 – NRA wanted public housing language

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 6, 2014

Since Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 60, known as the “guns everywhere” law to its critics, most of the attention has focused on what the law means for churches and bars. The law also purports to do something else. According to the bill’s advocates, the law prohibits bans on firearms in public housing. The National Rifle […]

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