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Government building or not, if you pass through screening via creative means, you are not breaking the law.

But yeah, they'll probably have a gubberment meeting there once a year to make sure they can throw you out if they do catch you with a weapon.
 

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So publicly owned/private lease situation. I wondering if they are going to be like the GWCCA and claim they hold a meeting somewhere so it can be a government building as well.
I did not know that was the case. I thought GWCCA was good to carry?
 

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According to the website of the GWCCA, as it appears today, one of the first items on their calendar of events is the GWCCA Annual Meeting, which is to be held on April 20th at the GWCC itself, in the Georgia Ballroom.

If they have this year's annual meeting there, on the property, in that building, I assume other annual meetings are have been held there and will be held there.

Next, with a little Google searching I found the business/ administration mailing address for the GWCCA. It's 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. That's the road that borders the GWCC on the south side. Google maps puts number "285" right in the middle of the Georgia World Congress Center.
So it looks like that's where their headquarters / principal place of business is (no matter whether you use the nerve center test or the muscle center test!).

So I'm pretty comfortable saying that the Ga. World Congress Center is a "government building." Thus, it's off-limits IF (and only "when") they have security screening or restricted entrance.

Does this apply to the Ga. Dome stadium? Are there meeting rooms in that building? I don't know.
And I don't know how any law that makes it a crime to carry at a building where business / administrative meetings by the owners of the building take place can EVER pass muster under the vagueness doctrine. How is a member of the public supposed to know about the internal administrative meetings of the owners of a facility???
 

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Well considering the NRA Convention is at the Georgia World Congress Center this year, and they have stated you can carry there how does that rule stack up?
 

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There will be detectors at every gate at Sun Trust Park. It's an MLB requirement now. They had added them to every gate at Turner Field over the last couple of seasons too.
 

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Well considering the NRA Convention is at the Georgia World Congress Center this year, and they have stated you can carry there how does that rule stack up?
We've talked about GWCC endlessly here. There are no regular detectors at the GWCC. They have them for the basketball events at Phillips but not at GWCC and CERTAINLY not at every entrance. I have walked in there for 5-6 events in the past 12-18 months without ANY screening whatsoever, let alone detectors overseen by sworn peace officers.
 

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I guarantee you, even if we get the legislature to add "being used for a government meeting" or whatever the legalese will say, they'll just happen to have a meeting at and for the duration of every event they want to ban guns at. So in the case of the OP. They'll just happen to have a meeting for every home game.
 

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I don't go anymore. Because of this.
I do not understand full grown adults living for a child's game with a ball, but when I saw pat downs at NFL games I thought, "Surely these people will rebel." Sadly, no. Getting felt up to attend a stupid game on top of paying absurd prices - this makes me fear for the future of our civilization and the kind of men we have produced in this society.
 

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I do not understand full grown adults living for a child's game with a ball, but when I saw pat downs at NFL games I thought, "Surely these people will rebel." Sadly, no. Getting felt up to attend a stupid game on top of paying absurd prices - this makes me fear for the future of our civilization and the kind of men we have produced in this society.
Panem et circenses
 

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I do not understand full grown adults living for a child's game with a ball, but when I saw pat downs at NFL games I thought, "Surely these people will rebel." Sadly, no. Getting felt up to attend a stupid game on top of paying absurd prices - this makes me fear for the future of our civilization and the kind of men we have produced in this society.
Surprised to see I agree with you on the matter. I've never attended any sort of ball game and have no intentions of ever doing so.
 

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I did not know that was the case. I thought GWCCA was good to carry?
The NRA annual convention is OK to carry at SOME buildings belonging to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Not all buildings. The CNN center and its shops and restaurants are all off-limits.

See this notice:

https://www.nraam.org/attendee-info/firearms-policy/

I don't know why they're off-limits-- just the policy of the individual private business owners and managers, notwithstanding the fact that the real estate and buildings themselves are publicly owned? If there's no security screening, the "government buildings" law would not come into play.
 

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The NRA annual convention is OK to carry at SOME buildings belonging to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Not all buildings. The CNN center and its shops and restaurants are all off-limits.

See this notice:

https://www.nraam.org/attendee-info/firearms-policy/

I don't know why they're off-limits-- just the policy of the individual private business owners and managers, notwithstanding the fact that the real estate and buildings themselves are publicly owned? If there's no security screening, the "government buildings" law would not come into play.
Isn't the CNN Center privately owned???
http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/turner-to-sell-stake-in-part-of-atlantas-cnn-center/293494
 

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http://www.cnn.com/CNNCenter/info.desk/
CNN Center, owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is a 1.5 million square foot, multi-use megastructure, which serves as the central component of a sixteen acre development. CNN Center was built over what was the railroad hub of the Southeast since before the Civil War. It serves as the world headquarters of TBS and the CNN News Group. CNN Center is managed by Turner Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. - A Time Warner Company.
 

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I do not understand full grown adults living for a child's game with a ball, but when I saw pat downs at NFL games I thought, "Surely these people will rebel." Sadly, no. Getting felt up to attend a stupid game on top of paying absurd prices - this makes me fear for the future of our civilization and the kind of men we have produced in this society.
Well, at least you aren't melodramatic about it (referring to the portion in bold). LOL

For me it's entertainment, I don't "live for the game" (or concert or whatever the case may be). I don't go to games and concerts etc. nearly as often as I used to but there are times that I voluntarily go places that require me to disarm. Clearly, this places the impending downfall of our civilization squarely on my shoulders.*

I'm glad that, in your typical fashion, you were able to express your opinion with a healthy dose of condemnation for those who don't see things the same way.

You really need to lighten up sometimes.

*based on my opinion of our "civilization" (whatever that even means), I'm not convinced that would be an altogether negative outcome.
 
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