Paulding County Administrative Building has removed screening

Discussion in 'Places Off-Limits' started by 00Dan, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. 00Dan

    00Dan Member

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    This past Tuesday, the Paulding County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution to remove the security screening at the Administrative building where they hold their meetings.

    Not sure when this goes into effect but its a good step forward.
     
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  2. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    That's great to hear. I need to introduce the Cobb County Board of Commissioners to the Paulding board and their wisdom.
     

  3. Circuits

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    Do they only screen during meetings?
     
  4. 00Dan

    00Dan Member

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    The building is the seat of county administration. Screening was always present.
     
  5. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    Do you have a news story or other source that I could get the link to, on this change of policy?
     
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  6. mountainpass

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  7. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

    http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_n...cle_79549e58-d84d-11e6-9e1c-67f630341ca5.html

    wat?

    Edit: I've contacted the writer.
     
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  8. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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  9. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

    Dan add "Voted to Remove Screening" to title please.
     
  10. Rugerer

    Rugerer GeePeeDoHolic

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    A "loophole" is NOT a provision of law that allows something. -sigh-
     
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  11. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

    http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_n...cle_2ea84b7a-d6a9-11e6-8d8a-076e7ba8b006.html

    The former chairman Mr Austin said it would cost $131,000 a year. Well it cost $501,000 a year. So $1.25 Million since July 2014 when they installed screening.

    FOR NOTHING!

    Edit: I misread the article. They only fund for 2 deputies but need 4. So if they only staffed 2 this entire time they spent about $667,000 in last 2 and half years.
     
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  12. jrm

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    Even the counties/cities that have screening cannot exclude pocket knives, so if they say "no weapons of any kind," they are violating the law.
     
  13. johnski

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    pocket knives up to 5", correct? Over 5 " if you have a Ga weapons carry license.
     
  14. jrm

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    Only up to 5". Over 5" is a weapon, and is off limits in a government building with security screening, even with a GWL.
     
  15. DonT

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    I had thought that 16-11-136 allowed courthouses and government buildings to be more restrictive on any knives with blades of any length, an exception to the preemption ordinance. So, what is the point of 16-11-136, then?
     
  16. jrm

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    I'm always leery of questions of what the purpose of legislation is, because they imply that the statute will be interpreted according to its "purpose" and not its words. 16-11-136 says governments can regulate knives in government buildings. But enacted more recently is 16-11-173, which says that governments cannot regulate any weapons at all. As the Supreme Court told us in the Code Revision Commission case, that means 16-11-136 has been repealed.
     
  17. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    In Liberal parlance, any provision of enacted law that does not prohibit conduct the liberal disagrees with is a "loophole" e.g. private sales between people is a "gun show loophole).


    I agree and in the back of my mind, I suspect it's one of the 'intended consequences' of requiring an establishment to maintain and fund a security checkpoint. "You can have as many security checkpoints as you want for as long as you want; so long as you are willing to expend the funds to maintain them to our standards." Not many organizations really want to piss away their revenue for no apparent gain.
     
  18. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol: Come on, John, you know that only works when it is against us, not for us.
     
  19. jrm

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    You laugh, but I fear that would be the case if this issue were litigated.
     
  20. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I would not laugh if it were not true. I share your fear.