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Georgia Gun Laws

Georgia Republican Says New 'Guns Everywhere' Law A 'God-Given' Right

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) believes that Georgia's newly enacted "guns everywhere" law, which allows residents with a permit to carry firearms in bars, c...

Atlanta Mayor Says City Facilities Will Be Gun Free

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Following a statewide deregulation of gun restrictions, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) said Tuesday that city facilities will be gun-free zones, accordi...

Georgia Gun Carry Law

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Georgia Gun Carry Law

Guns and Georgia

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The Georgia legislature passed, and the governor signed, the "Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014." The purpose of that act is to make Georgia a safer place. The way that is accomplished is by increasing the places into which people with concealed carry permits can carry guns.

Reading, Writing and Recoil -- the New Georgia Gun Law

Jerome Halligan | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Jerome Halligan

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law Wednesday a bill that allows Georgians with concealed carry permits to take their licensed firearms into ...

Georgia, Gender Violence, Guns

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

Addressing issues of gender-based violence cannot be a one-sided fight. In order to make any sort of progress, it is critical to include men in forming solutions.

Finally, a Gun Law That Makes No Sense

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Barry Levinson

This Georgia law defies all logic. Is there a pent-up demand to carry guns into bars? Are Georgia residents complaining on a daily basis that they are being denied the right to carry their guns into a bar? I have to tell you, I have never met a person who lamented that they can't carry a gun into a bar.

Don't Let Georgia Extend 'Stand Your Ground' to Criminals

Lucia McBath | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Lucia McBath

After Georgia passed its Stand Your Ground law, the number of justifiable homicides in our state increased by 83 percent.

State Lawmakers Debating Leniency Over Guns In Airports

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Gary Lawrence usually carries a .22-caliber revolver while out walking his dog in rural Georgia as protection against venomous snakes...

Georgia Gun Measure Would Make Guns More Accessible To Mentally Ill

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — While some states push to tighten gun control laws after the Connecticut school massacre, lawmakers in gun-friendly Georgia want to ea...