GCO Files Final MARTA Briefs

GCO has filed its final briefs on the merits in its federal lawsuit against MARTA over whether it is constitutional for police to stop any person seen carrying a firearm.  MARTA’s final brief is due October 23, 2009.  After that, the judge in the case is expected to rule on several outstanding motions, including determining if the police may demand the social security number of anyone they stop, if a government agency (such as MARTA) may ignore an open records request with impunity, and if police may detain, under force of law, anyone carrying a firearm.  While no timeline is imposed on federal judges for ruling on motions, a decision is expected within a few weeks.  The briefs in this case can be viewed here.

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3 Responses to “GCO Files Final MARTA Briefs”

  1. ArmedCitizen Says:

    The information on the GFL is all the information any LEO is entitled to collect. Any other information is not necessary since the DOJ/DHS has determined that an ID is not required to vote in Georgia elections (more important than harassing an armed citizen). Let the judge explain this one away.
    Since these communists organizations have shoved this on us, we will be sure to let them follow this newly created ruling. No ID required to vote, so no ID required for positive identification in public. No reason to trust a person at the voting place and not while packing or driving a vehicle, makes the authority to demand ID “against my rights.”
    Let’s make sure the law dogs stick to their own made up rules!

  2. Mrs_Esterhouse Says:

    “No ID required to vote” is absolutely false. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has rejected Georgia’s system of voter citizenship verification ONLY by way of a Social Security and driver’s license database. You must still have a photo ID at the polls.

    In regard to the MARTA ID case, the way it’s supposed to work is that an officer must have Reasonable Articulable Suspicion (RAS) or Probable Cause (PC) to detain and search you. The MARTA officers are detaining and searching without RAS or PC, and the open carrying of a holstered firearm is neither RAS nor PC. MARTA disagrees.

    The only function the GFL -should- serve is a quick way for an officer to determine if a RAS or PC detainee is a felon. In practice it makes no sense to have GFL at all since a RAS or PC stop will result in a felony records and warrants check by the officer anyway. So far AK and VT are the only two states that have figured this out.

  3. ArmedCitizen Says:

    Quote:
    “No ID required to vote” is absolutely false. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has rejected Georgia’s system of voter citizenship verification ONLY by way of a Social Security and driver’s license database. You must still have a photo ID at the polls.”
    True!
    The only ID one must have is the “voter id” to cast your vote in Georgia. The voter ID which you can now get with baseless confirmation per the new made up rules, show it and cast your vote. Show your GFL and the brown shirts demand your SSN and your drivers license for ID.
    Let a poll official demand SSN and/or drivers license and the special interest lawyers will be on them with vengeance.
    We legally armed citizen’s have our backgrounds checked and remain on permanent record with our fingerprints … and yet we are treated as criminals …