Information on pre-emption law?

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by Kevin Ar18, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 Guest

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    Several counties have ordinances that restrict firearms in county parks. This, of course, is done incorrectly, as it violates Georgia law.

    However, I wondering if someone could provide some information that describes how this all works?
    What Georgia law(s) prevent counties from restricting firearms in parks?
    Where is it at in the constitution?
    Are there are legal documents that discuss the issue that might be useful?
    Is there any information to help out the counties that describes what they can and cannot do in regards to county parks?
     
  2. Wiley

    Wiley Guest

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    Welcome, Kevin.

    Click on the 'Gun Laws' tab at the top of the screen. State preemption is about half way down in the plain english tab.
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Kevin Ar18,

    Here would be a good place for you to start: GCO v. Coweta County MSJ Brief. If reading that peaks your interest, then you can find the rest of the case, including appellate court briefs, here.
     
  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Kevin,

    Have you looked into joining http://www.georgiacarry.org? Among other things, GCO has fought and won against several counties and city's bans against firearms in parks.