GCO: Atlanta plans to announce the arresting of any carry within the law tomorrow

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    GCO: Atlanta plans to announce the arresting of any carry within the law tomorrow

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    There must be something in the water in Atlanta!

    Atlanta published a press release today stating in large letters:

    Atlanta Mayor, Airport GM Declare Airport a Gun-Free Zone

    The press conference is tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in the clock tower atrium, but suffice it to say that the Mayor cannot simply "declare" any place to be "a Gun-Free Zone." State law expressly forbids municipalities from regulating the carry and possession of firearms "in any manner." GCO has already stated publicly that it intends to file a lawsuit tomorrow. GCO will not stand idly by while Atlanta violates state law. GCO just finished defeating Atlanta last month on a preemption lawsuit over another Atlanta "Gun-Free Zone." Apparently, Atlanta intends to violate state law yet again!

    UPDATE: Rep. Tim Bearden (the author of HB 89) has been threatened with arrest if he comes on airport property with a firearm (he has actual business there tomorrow). Criminal defense attorney and GCO Member Doug King is standing by.

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    This sounds......interesting. Make sure to give us an update. I can't wait to see another victory for the 2A crowd.
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    Wow...gutsy but stupid move.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Reminds me of a certain someone...OH yeah mayor Nickles here in Seattle.
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    I love it when people are ready to stand up for their rights and have a lawyer standing by to back them up and I'm sure if he's arrested will get highly publicised
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    i really wish i lived in atlanta id be right beside him

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    And maybe this one too will get to the SC to finally test the "bear" part of "to keep and bear" arms.

    (The arrogance and stupidity of grandstanding politicians (no matter the issue) is boundless.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyglock View Post
    Reminds me of a certain someone...OH yeah mayor Nickles here in Seattle.
    Agreed. I actually wonder if that is where they got the idea.

    On the upside, it looks like there is now some prodding of the AG to say if state law preempts (and ironically, WA state law has specific verbiage stating it preempts city and county law in this matter).

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    These are the things we need to do now in as many places as possible. Have our suit ready to file. We can bankrupt the antis with legal action all over this nation.

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    Wow...gutsy but stupid move.
    Elaborate.

    Whats gutsy? The mayor getting stupid or the Rep challenging him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by threefeathers View Post
    These are the things we need to do now in as many places as possible. Have our suit ready to file. We can bankrupt the antis with legal action all over this nation.
    Personally, I don't see this happening. In this case, it seems the mayors would be using our tax dollars to fend off these lawsuits.

    I hope the AG approach has some traction. WA state law not only clearly state that it preempts local law in this matter, but also our state constitution specifically declares the *individual* right to keep and bear firearms.

    If this approach works, WA is going to be one of the most clear examples, and thus hopefully a precedent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I love it when people are ready to stand up for their rights and have a lawyer standing by to back them up and I'm sure if he's arrested will get highly publicized
    I see another test case in the making.

    (Oh, and BTW, "publicized" spelling corrected in light of the over zealous spirit of http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ting-rare.html. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Wow...gutsy but stupid move.
    If you mean the State Representative, I don't understand where you are coming from.

    A new state law goes into effect today that allows licensed carry on public transportation and in the terminals. This does NOT include the secure areas of the airport.

    Previously, it was a felony to carry on airport property, even in your car

    Georgia also has a preemption law.

    The Atlanta mayor has issued a decree that anyone at the airport with a firearm will be arrested.

    This is the right person and right time to challenge the mayor's decree.

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    Is Georgia OC? Seems like you are going to have to reveal that you are carrying if your objective is to get arrested. In most states, that is breaking the rules.

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