How do we have the law overturned????

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by Mike from Philly, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Mike from Philly

    Mike from Philly New Member

    If the Legislature fails to change the law this session, maybe we should file suit and have the whole public gathering restriction thrown out. From the constitution, its clear ..... the General Assembly can only proscribe the manner in which arms may be borne.

    Check out the Constitution language:

    The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have the power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne.

    The definition of borne is "Carried; conveyed; supported; defrayed.", thus they can say all guns must be in the holster covering trigger on the waist but they can't say you can't carry in specific locations.

    What do the attorney's think? Maybe the public defenders office could help find someone with standing and cover the legal fess.
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

    It's a loser

    The courts have ruled on this several times and always rule that it doesn't mean what it says. Rather, it allows for "reasonable" regulation, which means that the General Assembly can regulate exactly what the Georgia Constitution says cannot be regulated. :idea: Neat, huh?

    Sorry to bear the bad news. :(

  3. 1818

    1818 Guest

    Start writing letters. Show examples of other state laws. If any laws regarding firearms were to be overturned now is the best chance for it. The republican party has a massive majority in Georgia and is the most gun friendly party to date.
  4. atlctyslkr

    atlctyslkr Guest

    I have noticed that states are a little harder to get a a license in have fewer restrictions on where you can't carry. I would like to see the law changed to pretty much anytime any place with the exceptions of courthouses and the like. That's the way it is in California and New York. They make it hard to get a permit but it sure seems to carry more weight than it does here.