I was looking around on municode and found this, correct me if I'm wrong please but is this not preempted by state law?
Seems that violates O.C.G.A. Â§ 16-11-173 to meArticle II Sec. 34-53. Powers.
The chairman of the county board of commissioners is authorized, if the chairman finds that the county or any part thereof is suffering or is in imminent danger of suffering a disaster, emergency, civil emergency, or utility emergency to declare a local disaster or emergency and issue orders exercising the following authority:
(1) Temporarily suspend, limit, cancel, convene, reschedule, postpone, continue, or relocate all meetings of the board of commissioners, and any committee, commission, board, authority, or other county body as deemed appropriate by the chairman.
(2) Suspend or limit the sale, distribution, dispensing, or transportation of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustible products and require the closing of those businesses or parts of businesses insofar as the sale, distribution, dispensing, or transportation of these items are concerned.
Maybe I'm wrong on this, maybe some disaster law allows it...but just reads to me like its shady business on Carroll County's part. Being a resident this concerns me.O.C.G.A. Â§ 16-11-173 (2007)
Â§ 16-11-173. Legislative findings; preemption of local regulation and lawsuits; exceptions
(a)(1) It is declared by the General Assembly that the regulation of firearms is properly an issue of general, state-wide concern.
(2) The General Assembly further declares that the lawful design, marketing, manufacture, and sale of firearms and ammunition to the public is not unreasonably dangerous activity and does not constitute a nuisance per se.
(b)(1) No county or municipal corporation, by zoning or by ordinance, resolution, or other enactment, shall regulate in any manner gun shows; the possession, ownership, transport, carrying, transfer, sale, purchase, licensing, or registration of firearms or components of firearms; firearms dealers; or dealers in firearms components.