GCO Responds to Gwinnett County

Many of you might recall that GCO member and Gwinnett County resident Stephen Neisler contacted by letter his county representative, Commissioner Mike Beaudreau, regarding the county’s preempted gun ban.  Within 48 hours, his commissioner contacted Mr. Neisler to assure him the county would investigate the issue.

Since Mr. Neisler wrote that letter, GCO has been made aware that Gwinnett County parks have experienced both a murder and an armed robbery.  On January 17, 2007, almost a month and a half after Mr. Neisler wrote his commissioner, the Gwinnett County Department of Community Services finally responded to Mr. Neisler in writing with an assertion that the Gwinnett gun ban was not preempted. 

 GCO replied on behalf of Mr. Neisler and GCO’s Gwinnett County members on January 25.  A copy of the letter was sent to the entire board of commissioners and the county attorney.  As you can see, GCO asked that a commissioner or the county attorney contact GCO by February 2, 2007 to discuss whether Gwinnett County will consider voluntarily complying with state law on this issue.

Gwinnett County’s attorney called today to state that her office is working on this issue in conjunction with the Parks Department and that they will amend the statute to comply with Georgia’s preemption statute.  GCO will be watching this issue closely.

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4 Responses to “GCO Responds to Gwinnett County”

  1. Gun News » GCO Responds to Gwinnett County Says:

    [...] Original post by Ed Stone [...]

  2. birdbarian Says:

    That’s good news. I hope they resolve this in time for Spring. I didn’t want to be the test case for this. Good work to all involved.

  3. Georgia Carry : An information clearinghouse for Georgia Firearms License issues and news » Blog Archive » GCO Urges Gwinnett County Attorney to Issue Opinion Says:

    [...] As many of you already know, GCO has been urging Gwinnett County to repeal its preempted gun ban since last year, when GCO member Steve Neisler brought the gun bans and the park signs to his commissioner’s attention.  The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners first turned this issue over to its parks department, which predictably determined that the ordinance was not preempted.  After GCO wrote the entire commission, the county took the issue more seriously, and turned it over to the county attorney. [...]

  4. Gun News » GCO Urges Gwinnett County Attorney to Issue Opinion Says:

    [...] As many of you already know, GCO has been urging Gwinnett County to repeal its preempted gun ban since last year, when GCO member Steve Neisler brought the gun ban and the park signs to his commissioner’s attention.  The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners first turned this issue over to its parks department, which predictably determined that the ordinance was not preempted.  After GCO wrote the entire commission, the county took the issue more seriously, and turned it over to the county attorney. [...]

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