Archive for the 'Action Items' Category

11th Circuit Rules No Reason to Detain for Carrying

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia’s ruling dismissing GCO’s lawsuit against a McIntosh County deputy for detaining a GCO member to see if the member had a GWL. In affirming the dismissal, the 11th Circuit noted that with HB 60′s passage, there no longer is any reason for a LEO to detain a person to see if the person has a GWL, thus “clearly establishing” the law for any future cases that may arise. The opinion may be found here.

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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Corps Case; Stays Further Proceedings

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has denied the Corps of Engineers’ motion to dismiss GCO’s complaint challenging the Corps’ ban on guns on Corps property. The Court stayed any further proceedings in the case until after the 11th Circuit disposes of GCO’s appeal of the denial of a motion for a preliminary injunction. Documents in the case can be found here.

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Court Denies Injunction in Corps Case

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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 denied GCO’s motion for a preliminary injunction. 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. The order may be found here.

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GCO Files Reply to Corps for Injunction and Motion for Default

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

GCO has filed a reply to the Corps of Engineers’ brief opposing GCO’s motion for a preliminary injunction in the case challenging the Corps’ ban on guns on Corps property. In addition, GCO has filed a motion for a default against the Corps for failing to respond to the complaint on a timely basis. Those documents may be viewed here.

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GCO Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Corps Case

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

GCO has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in its case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In the motion, GCO seeks to have the Corps enjoined from enforcing the ban on carrying on Corps property pending the outcome of the case. The brief in support of the motion and other documents may be viewed here.

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GCO Sues Corps of Engineers Over Right to Carry On Corps Property

Friday, June 13th, 2014

GCO filed a lawsuit late Thursday, June 12, against the Army Corps of Engineers for its refusal to allow GWL holders to carry on Corps property. The complaint can be found here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Rainbow PUSH “Stand Your Ground” Case

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Today, May 5, 2014, Federal District Judge Julie Carnes dismissed Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition’s lawsuit against Governor Nathan Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens, seeking to have Georgia’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law declared unconstitutional.

GCO had moved to intervene in the case and had filed two motions to dismiss the case. The plaintiffs failed to serve the defendants, and the attorney general also filed his own motion to dismiss based on this failure.

The court noted GCO’s participation in the case, but ultimately granted Olens’ motion. The court also noted the plaintiffs’ counsel’s pattern of filing such a case and never serving the defendants.

The documents in the case may be found here.

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GCO Sues Richmond County Probate Judge

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Harry B. James III, the probate judge of Richmond County, refuses to issue temporary GWLs upon request. GCO recently wrote Judge James, asking him to begin issuing temporaries. Judge James did not deem GCO worthy of a response, so GCO had no alternative but to sue Judge James for a writ of mandamus, ordering him to issue temporaries to eligible applicants. The letter and complaint may be found here.

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GCO Files Motions to Intervene and Dismiss the Rainbow Push Coalition Attack On Stand Your Ground

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

GCO has filed motions to intervene in, and to dismiss, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s lawsuit aimed at repealing what it calls Georgia’s “stand your ground” law. GCO seeks to represent the interests of its members, who are not adequately represented by the existing parties in the case. This is a new attack on the law and is separate from the case GCO won last year again Rev. Markel Hutchins. The documents for the Rainbow Coalition’s lawsuit may be viewed here.

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GCO Sues Glynn Officers for Mall Arrest

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

GCO has filed a lawsuit against Glynn County officers for arresting a GCO member for obstruction for refusing to provide his drivers license while he was openly carrying in the Glynn County Mall in 2008. The State Court of Glynn County dismissed the case in 2012 on the grounds that it is not a crime in Georgia to refuse to provide ID to a law enforcement officer on demand. The complaint may be viewed here.

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