Court Enjoins Athens-Clarke From Enforcing Gun Ban in Parks

The Superior Court of Athens-Clarke County has issued an injunction against Athens-Clarke County, prohibiting the county from enforcing its ban on carrying guns in county parks. The temporary injunction was consented to by the county as it contemplates repeal of its ordinance in light of the Court of Appeals Opinion that a similar ordinance in Coweta County is preempted by state law. Here’s the injunction.

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4 Responses to “Court Enjoins Athens-Clarke From Enforcing Gun Ban in Parks”

  1. b8fish Says:

    Another great victory. Thanks to the perseverance and hard work of the leadership.

  2. Vir Quisque Vir Says:

    Thank you Athens-Clarke County for agreeing to follow Georgia code instead of your local ordinance. Thank you GCO for getting the county to follow the law and for your good leadership and legal support.

  3. BirdMan Says:

    Was this made permanent in February, making it legal to carry in Athens-Clarke Co. Parks?

  4. Gunstar1 Says:

    I believe the injunction exists until the county repeals the ordinance.

    So whether or not they have actually repealled the ordinance or are just under the injunction doesn’t matter as the result is the same, you can currently carry in Athen-Clarke County parks.