Georgia Firearm Forums - Georgia Packing banner

1 - 20 of 45 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Three people were shot during an attempted robbery at a shopping mall Saturday, police said. One person was critically wounded.

Authorities were still piecing together what happened, but said that the shootings happened around 5:15 p.m. in a store at Greenbriar Mall in southwest Atlanta. One of the wounded was a security guard, police said.

The suspects, three young men, got away in a sport utility vehicle, police said.

All three of the wounded were taken to a hospital, where two people were listed in stable condition, police said.

Police spokesman Steve Coleman said the northeast corner of the mall was closed after the incident, but Macy's, one of the largest stores in the mall, stayed open until closing time at 9 p.m.
:-s
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
775 Posts
Yet another reason to change and/or repeal completely the Georgia Public Gathering laws.

Malls have never been safe places. BG's know there are always easy targets to be had. Whether in the Mall or the parking lot. :evil:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
997 Posts
I thought malls didn't count as public gatherings....?

I am so confused, when I finally get my GFL I am going to be even more confused!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,798 Posts
Not according to the state AG's unofficial opinion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
775 Posts
Technically no, they don't count as Public Gathering places. The problem with Malls, and so many others places in GA, no one seems to care about the AG's unofficial opinion...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,591 Posts
Trust me. Never go to Greenbriar mall unarmed. Aw forget that never go to any mall unarmed. A friend was in the mall when one of those nutcases started shooting everyone in sight. He won't say but I think since then he won't go to the bathroom unarmed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,809 Posts
ber950 said:
Trust me. Never go to Greenbriar mall unarmed. Aw forget that never go to any mall unarmed. A friend was in the mall when one of those nutcases started shooting everyone in sight. He won't say but I think since then he won't go to the bathroom unarmed.
You talking about the Utah shooting or one around Atlanta?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,591 Posts
It was in Dekalb County. IIRC it was North Dekalb Mall(Now called Market Place) although I guess it could have been Northlake. Its been awhile ,over 10 years maybe closer to 20, so the memory has faded. IIRC the nutcase had a history of mental illness and bought his pistol at a pawn shop in Avondale. Man I'm getting old. :oops: I wish I could remember more about this.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,946 Posts
ber950 said:
It was in Dekalb County. IIRC it was North Dekalb Mall(Now called Market Place) although I guess it could have been Northlake. Its been awhile ,over 10 years maybe closer to 20, so the memory has faded. IIRC the nutcase had a history of mental illness and bought his pistol at a pawn shop in Avondale. Man I'm getting old. :oops: I wish I could remember more about this.
I believe you talking about the guy who was released from an Alabama mental hospital in 1990 that went on a rampage at Perimeter Mall. He believed the gov't put chips in his brain the control his thoughts.
 

·
Romans 10:13
Joined
·
4,638 Posts
I carry at the mall all the time but I do stay clear of Ruby Tuesdays. How far am I suppose stay clear of Ruby Tuesdays?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,591 Posts
Yea it could be Perimeter Mall. :oops: My friend worked out of Dunwoody at the time. 1990 no wonder I can't remember the details. My friend was in the food court when the shooting started. I think that is where the shooting happened. Could not find any old news stories about the event to help refresh my memory.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,861 Posts
GeorgiaGlocker said:
I carry at the mall all the time but I do stay clear of Ruby Tuesdays. How far am I suppose stay clear of Ruby Tuesdays?
Funny you should mention Ruby Tuesday's. I didn't know they served booze and went into one on Saturday with my wife. As soon as I saw the bar I told my wife I'd be right back, ran to the car, and left my CZ under the seat. Was it okay for me to leave the gun in the lot? I don't know. Too many questions and too many gray areas. It was a stand-alone restaurant, not in the mall.

I can see myself walking a very circuitous route through the mall trying to avoid the off-limits places. It would be funny if it wasn't so stupid.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,798 Posts
Personally, I'd rather break the law and have the pistol on my person then leave it in a mall parking lot.
 

·
Romans 10:13
Joined
·
4,638 Posts
Ruby Tuesdays is actually inside the mall as part of the food court. I just don't know how far I'm suppose to stay away from it. I always carry concealed, but it's not worth loosing my carry license.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,089 Posts
What about this situation?

There is a strip mall near here with a liquor store on one cap. Two doors down is a pizza joint that sells beer. The two entrances are separated by no more than thirty feet.

I think I'm legal packing when I stop into the liquor store, but would be illegal if I was (even) driving to the pizza joint. Am I correct?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,861 Posts
This really is ludicrous. So if I pick up a pizza from carry-out at a Pizza Hut that served beer, while I was carrying, I am a criminal. But it's okay to go to the Papa John's two doors down for a carry-out.

Same person, same gun, same situation...except for the proximity of alcohol.

You know...why not just make it illegal to drink and carry, like it is to drink and drive, and exclude all this "places that sell alcohol for consumption" nonsense.

For some reason I think of the movie "Reefer Madness" when I think of this stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,798 Posts
pro2am said:
You know...why not just make it illegal to drink and carry, like it is to drink and drive, and exclude all this "places that sell alcohol for consumption" nonsense.
OR....let's do the right thing and punish crimes that affect the life/liberty/property of others RATHER than try to preempt crime.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
68,926 Posts
I have only been to Greenbriar once, and I was carrying.

Greenbriar is really strange place.

As for carry in malls, I have never even heard of anyone being arrested for carrying in a mall, but, at most malls, if they see a gun, they will ask you to leave. You will probably be asked in the presence of law enforcement called there just for that purpose.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15,974 Posts
[/quote]I always carry concealed, but it's not worth loosing my carry license.
Is it worth loosing you life though? A simple misdemeanor, while it is something the otherwise lawabiding citizen wouldn't want to go through(even loosing you license for three years) is NOTHING compared to needing a gun and not having one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15,974 Posts
Personally, I'd rather break the law and have the pistol on my person then leave it in a mall parking lot.
Bingo!
 
1 - 20 of 45 Posts
Top