Archive for the 'Action Items' Category

Court Dismisses Corps Case

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

In GCO’s case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ ban on carrying firearms on their property, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Judge Harold Murphy presiding, has granted the Corps’ Motion to Dismiss. In ruling on the motion, Judge Murphy said that Corps property is a “sensitive place,” and that the Corps’ regulation does not burden the Second Amendment right as it relates to Army land. GCO is planning to appeal this decision. The order may be found here.


Corps Seeks to Avoid Discovery

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has filed a motion for an order “protecting” it from discovery obligations in GCO’s case against the Corps for banning loaded guns on Corps property. If granted, the order would prohibit GCO from using interrogatories or taking depositions of Corps employees. The Corps’ brief, and GCO’s response, can be found here.


Supreme Court Transfers WONG Case to Court of Appeals

Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Supreme Court of Georgia has transferred GCO’s challenge of the ban of firearms at the Wings Over North Georgia airshow to the Court of Appeals. The order doing so may be viewed here.


GCO Files Brief in Air Show Appeal

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

GCO has filed its opening brief in its appeal of its case against Floyd County, challenging the firearms ban at the Wings Over North Georgia airshow. The brief may be read here.


Roswell Drops Police Department Searches

Friday, June 12th, 2015

In the face of GCO’s pending motion for an interlocutory injunction, the City of Roswell has agreed to stop searching visitors to the police department. The metal detector has been removed from the lobby. In addition, Roswell has agreed to reimburse GCO for its costs of bringing a lawsuit to force this resolution, and to pay for GCO’s attorney’s fees.


11th Circuit Affirms Denial of Injunction in Corps Case

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has affirmed the denial of a preliminary injunction in GCO’s case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The opinion may be read here.


Court of Appeals Dismisses Mall Arrest Lawsuit

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The Court of Appeals of Georgia has dismissed a GCO member’s lawsuit against officers that arrested him for refusing to prove his identity. The opinion may be found here.


GCO Files Comments On ATF’s Proposal to Ban M855 Ammunition

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

GCO has filed comments in the ATF proposal to ban popular M855 (“green tip” 5.56) ammunition. The comments can be viewed here.


GCO Sues Roswell Over Police Station Searches

Friday, February 13th, 2015

GCO has filed a lawsuit against the City of Roswell for conducting metal detector searches of everyone who enters the police department and prohibiting people from carrying weapons not prohibited by state law (i.e., pocket knives and certain firearms). The complaint, which seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, may be found here.


GCO Sues Code Revision Commission, Governor Over HB 826

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

GCO has filed a lawsuit against the Code Revision Commission, its members, and the Governor for their failure to implement, publish, and give effect to the bulk of House Bill 826, which decriminalized carrying firearms in “school safety zones” for GWL holders. The suit seeks a writ of mandamus against the Code Revision Commission and its members, requiring them to publish in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated the complete enactment of the General Assembly in HB 826. It also seeks a declaration against the governor that it is not a crime for a GWL holder to carry a firearm within a school safety zone. A copy of the complaint may be found here.