GCO Demands City of Atlanta Repeal Ordinance in violation of OCGA 16-11-173 (Preemption)

It has come to GCO’s attention that the City of Atlanta is in violation of state law. Atlanta’s Code of Ordinances, Part II, Article IV, Chapter 142, § 142-88(d), represents local gun and knife control and as such, violates O.C.G.A. § 16-11-173 which expressly preempts all local regulation of the carrying or possession of firearms, and O.C.G.A. § 16-11-136 expressly preempts local regulation of the carry and possession of knives.

The letter can be found here.

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5 Responses to “GCO Demands City of Atlanta Repeal Ordinance in violation of OCGA 16-11-173 (Preemption)”

  1. JS415 Says:

    Great job Ed, as usual.

    Thanks for all you do.


  2. mark5019 Says:

    thank you sir

  3. ed4636 Says:

    As a former teacher, I support allowing screened, qualified teachers and other school employees to be licensed to carry concealed hand guns to work, conditioned on ongoing training, and the use bullets specially designed to avoid collatteral damage, like the ones air marshals use on airliners.

    The teachers who qualify should be be paid “hazardous duty pay” to compensate them for the additional costs involved. Like police officers, after a shooting, the teachers should be provided counseling at the school’s expense.

    Let’s get serious about protecting our future from lunatics. Let’s put signs up in front of schools whose teachers and staff are prepared. Like:


  4. hogdoc357 Says:

    Thank you for being vigilant to know what is going on around us and for being pro-active in combating those who would attempt to take hinder our rights. My support is not wasted with you.

  5. rmatos75 Says:

    Thanks…I am about to move to GA (the Metro Atlanta area) withing the next 60 days and would hate to not be able to go places armed, specially since I will be a business owner soon…