In the Courtroom

Federal

US Supreme Court
DC v. Heller
Amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief for respondant Heller regarding the ban on firearms in DC. (Heller won!)

United States Court of Appeals For The Eleventh Circuit
GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. City of Atlanta
Firearm ban at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
(Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court ruling that HB89 did not decriminalize carrying guns in airports)
Note: Based on this ruling, GCO pushed for a change in the law and was successful. SB 308 became law in 2010. The Atlanta legal department has since studied SB 308 and determined it does not prohibit the carry firearms at the airport.

GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. State of Georgia et al.
Constitutional challenge to the ban on licensed carry of firearms in a “place of worship”.
(Supreme Court denied Cert, Appeals Court Decision stands that the law is not unconstitutional)

GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. Kabler
McIntosh County detained a citizen lawfully open carrying.
(check the Category: McIntosh Man With a Gun for the latest information)

US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta Division)
Camp v. Cason
Carroll County requiring SSN, employment information, taking longer than 60 days and not issuing a temporary license.
(Defendants settled, the state will no longer request SSN on the application and Carroll County purged all SSN’s on record and pay our legal costs)

GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. Dodd
Cobb County requiring SSN and employment information.
(The county decided to stop requesting SSN and employment information, purge its records of GCO member’s SSN and pay our legal costs)

GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. Marta
Marta detaining a person that was legally carrying a firearm.
(Court found that Marta had probable cause to stop Raissi for carrying a firearm but Marta did violate the Privacy Act)
Note: Based on this ruling regarding probable cause for the stop, GCO pushed for a change in the law and was successful. SB 308 became law in 2010, which made a license an element of the crime and not an affirmative defense.

GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. McVay
Cherokee County requiring SSN, employment information and taking longer than 60 days.
(The county decided to stop requesting SSN and employment information, purge its records of GCO member’s SSN and pay our legal costs)

GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. Toomer
Regarding the state’s law that does not allow a resident of another state to apply for and obtain a Georgia Firearms License.
(Appeals court upheld the ruling which stated there was no standing to sue in this particular case.)

Puckett v. Powell
Henry County requiring SSN, employment information and taking longer than 60 days.
(We Won!)

Hutchens v. Deal et.al.
Plaintiff Hutchens sued to overturn Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law. GCO intervened to protect the law.
(GCO’s request to intervene was granted and since Hutchens failed to serve or process the Defendants, GCO’s motion to dismiss was granted)

Rainbow Push Coalition et.al v. Deal et.al.
Rainbow Push Coalition sued to overturn Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law. GCO is seeking to intervene to protect the law.
(The state filed to dismiss the lawsuit since Rainbow Push Coalition failed to serve or process the Defendants. The court granted the motion to dismiss.)

Puckett v. Powell
Henry County requiring SSN, employment information and taking longer than 60 days.
(We Won!)

US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Rome Division)
GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. Army Corp of Engineers
Regarding the Army CoE’s refusal to allow carry on Corp property.
(check the Category: Army C.O.E. Gun Ban for the latest information)

Woodard v Brown and Payne
Regarding two Paulding County deputies that illegally arrested a GFL holder for disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed firearm
(Partial victory, finding that “arguable probable cause” to arrest for disorderly conduct provided qualified immunity to the deputies for the concealed weapons arrest)

US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Gainesville Division)
Brady Center v City of Nelson
Regarding Nelson’s law requiring gun ownership struck down, GCO intervening on behalf of the city.
(City of Nelson decided to settle and agreed to not enforce the ordinance)

US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (Columbus Division)
GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. Baldwin et al
City of Columbus Officers arrested a citizen lawfully open carrying in a McDonald’s restaurant.
(Settlement reached)

US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia (Augusta Division)
GeorgiaCarry.Org et al. v. Strength
Richmond County detained a citizen lawfully open carrying and illegally seized the firearm.
(Case settled, the county admits that seizing the firearm was a violation of Plaintiff’s 4th Amendment Rights)

Tanya Perry Mount v. Richmond County School System et al.
New Carry License holder posted the license on Facebook and was then called into the Elementary school of her daughter and given a trespass warning to never set foot on school property again.
(Case settled, the school system agreed to allow the plaintiff back onto school property and pay legal costs and attorney’s fees)

State

Georgia Court of Appeals
GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. et al. v. Coweta County
Coweta County’s Park Ordinance Banning Firearm Carry
(We Won!)

Moore v. Cranford
Coweta County taking longer than 60 days to issue a license.
(While not exactly ruled as we had hoped, the only delay acceptable is from GBI or FBI background check which should not be a factor anymore as most all prints are done by live-scan instead of the much slower ink prints)

GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. et al. v. City of Atlanta, City of Roswell, and City of Sandy Springs
Park Ordinances Banning Firearm Carry
(check the Category: Fulton County and Cities Preemption for the latest information)

GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. et al. v. Brown et al.
Arrested for not showing/providing license and ID when returning to the car from a mall that banned firearm carry.
(check the Category: Glynn County Man With a Gun for the latest information)

Local

Superior Court of Athens-Clarke County
GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. et al. v. Athens – Clarke County
Athens-Clarke County’s Park Ordinance Banning Firearm Carry
(Athens-Clarke county decided to settle and agreed to remove its illegal ordinances and pay court fees)

Superior Court of Carroll County
GCO v City of Carrollton
Carrollton refusing to remove ordinances banning firearms from parades and the Greenbelt Trail
(check the Category: Carrollton Preemption for the latest information)

Superior Court of Cobb County
Menkus v Dodd
Refusing to issue a temporary renewal license
(Dismissed as moot when license was issued and Moore v. Cranford was decided)

Superior Court of DeKalb County
GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. v Stone Mountain Memorial Association
Ban on firearms on Stone Mountain Park property
(Stone Mountain decided to settle and remove its illegal ordinance and pay court fees)

GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. v O’Brien
DeKalb County police requiring only those who are seeking a GWL to make an appointment to get fingerprinted, which delays the entire licensing process.
(Court dismissed the case as moot since appointments go get fingerprinted are no longer required)

Superior Court of Fulton County
Knighten v. Georgia Department of Public Safety
Failure to properly produce documents requested under Georgia Open Records Act
(DPS settled and produced the documents as originally requested)

GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. et al. v. Fulton County, City of Atlanta, City of East Point, City of Milton, City of Roswell, City of Sandy Springs, and city of Union City
Park Ordinances Banning Firearm Carry
(All but 3 repealed their ordinances and settled, the remaining 3 have been appealed, check the Category: Fulton County and Cities Preemption for the latest information)

Superior Court of Gwinnett County
GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. et al. v. Gwinnett County
Gwinnett County’s Park Ordinance Banning Firearm Carry
(They decided to change their ordinance)

Superior Court of Richmond County
GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. et al. v. James
Probate judge refusing to issue temporary renewal licenses on request.
(check the Category: Temporary Licenses for the latest information)

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