Stone Mountain, GA Repeals Firearms Ban

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    Stone Mountain, GA Repeals Firearms Ban

    See this thread for the beginning of the story: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...r-gun-ban.html

    From GCO:

    Stone Mountain Repeals Firearms Ban

    The Board of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association has repealed its long-standing ban on the carrying of firearms in Stone Mountain Park. In its place, the Board enacted an ordinance banning the possession of firearms for people without GFLs. People with GFLs no longer are disallowed from carrying, but they are required in the new ordinance to notify the park police “as soon as possible after entering the park” of the presence of the firearm. In addition, consuming alcohol is prohibited. GCO is reviewing the revised ordinance and has not announced how the revisions will affect, if at all, GCO’s lawsuit against SMMA.
    Since the SMMA is still attempting to regulate firearm carry, they are still in violation of OCGA 16-11-173. But, this is a step in the right direction.

    Of course, they don't define what "as soon as possible" means either. Should I run up to the first park police officer I see upon entering the the park while shouting, "Hey, I have a gun"? Probably not.

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    Very cool! I wish there were more state 2A organizations that worked as hard as the GCO. I used to live in the Stone Mountain area as a kid... we went to the laser show all the time... I'm glad to see the right to carry there restored - with that many people there's gotta be wackos in the group somewhere... and lots o' drinking normally too.
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    That is one beautiful park...absolutely breathtaking. I need to get back by there again asap. Congrats on the repeal.
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    I assume that the new ruling will apply all licensed carriers (if Georgia has reciprocity with their issuing state), and not just GFLs. Is this correct?

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    yes it will apply to any state with reciprocity
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    that's cool...I'm actually going up there tomorrow for their Christmas Event. Girlfriend loves Christmas, hopefully that will be fiancee after tomorrow night though

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    Hopefully this will go into effect before my wife and I go there for Snow Mountain @ Stone Mountain. It may be necessary to protect ourselves from Terrorist Snowmen or Disgruntled Polar Bears.
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    Good news and a step in the right direction indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmtg View Post
    Of course, they don't define what "as soon as possible" means either
    If the method of notification is also unspecified in the Park regulation, since the Georgia Firearms License permits either open or concealed carry, this leaves open the possibility that one could notify merely by openly carrying within the Park. The instant Park personnel see the firearm, which would definitely be ASAP, they are notified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaSteve View Post
    that's cool...I'm actually going up there tomorrow for their Christmas Event. Girlfriend loves Christmas, hopefully that will be fiancee after tomorrow night though
    If that event is a "public gathering" you still can't carry, or leave your gun in your car while you are there.

    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmtg View Post
    If that event is a "public gathering" you still can't carry, or leave your gun in your car while you are there.

    Enjoy.
    well, I actually don't have a pistol or permit yet, looking to get one in the next couple weeks, so it won't effect me either way. But thanks for the heads up anyway

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    Sounds like a step in the right direction. Now if they'd take another step or two.... (any reference as to reciprocity?).

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaSteve View Post
    that's cool...I'm actually going up there tomorrow for their Christmas Event. Girlfriend loves Christmas, hopefully that will be fiancee after tomorrow night though
    Steve, good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    Sounds like a step in the right direction. Now if they'd take another step or two.... (any reference as to reciprocity?).



    Steve, good luck!
    Much appreciated T Bone

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