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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