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GCO Opposes MARTA’s Motion to Dismiss

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

In GCO’s federal lawsuit against MARTA for illegally detaining people carrying firearms in the MARTA system, MARTA filed a motion to dismiss the companion state law claims for failure to comply with Georgia Open Records Act requirements.  GCO has filed a brief in opposition to MARTA’s motion.  The documents may be viewed here.

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MARTA Moves to Dismiss Open Records Act Claims

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

In GCO’s federal lawsuit against MARTA involving MARTA’s policies of detaining people seen carrying firearms, MARTA has filed a motion to dismiss the related Georgia Open Records Act claims.  A copy of MARTA’s brief may be viewed here.

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MARTA Answers Lawsuit

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

MARTA has filed an answer to GCO’s lawsuit claiming MARTA violates the Privacy Act, the 4th Amendment, and the Georgia Open Records Act.  The court documents may be viewed here.

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MARTA Case In The News

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

We reported earlier that GCO has sued MARTA when one of its members was disarmed and detained for a half hour by the MARTA police merely for obeying the law. Fox 5 News in Atlanta ran a television report featuring GCO’s attorney, John Monroe. You may view the video here. John Monroe does a great job, as always, but we are left to comment that GCO is not just a “pro-gun” group, but a pro-liberty group. This issue is about being Georgia citizens being free to exercise a civil right without false imprisonment and other harassment by armed agents of government.

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GCO Files Federal Case Against MARTA for Detaining Gun Carriers

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

GCO has filed a complaint in federal court against MARTA and several members of the MARTA Police Department for detaining people seen carrying guns on MARTA property, temporarily seizing the guns, and refusing to respond to open records requests regarding MARTA policy.  A copy of the complaint may be viewed here.

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