Thursday, January 3, 2008

Common Sense Prevails

This just in from the fine folks over at Georgia Carry: Superior Court Judge Steve Jones temporarily enjoined the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County from enforcing its ban on the otherwise legal possession of firearms in local parks. His consent order notes that the ban is preempted by O.C.G.A., citing the recent Coweta County case. You can read the Superior Court consent order for yourselves here.

The Commission will consider repealing the ordinance at its February voting session. Frankly, I am somewhat surprised, and gratified, that the Unified Government saw the handwriting on the wall and choose not to fight the issue out in court to the bitter end.

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