Georgia clarifies law on carrying guns
Georgians with gun permits now know exactly where they can take their weapons. On June 8, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed Georgia’s Common Sense Lawful Carry Act (CSLCA), which clarifies the state’s law on where licensed permit holders can legally carry guns.
Specifically, CSLCA allows state residents with weapons licenses to carry certain weapons in parks, historic sites or recreational areas, and to carry certain weapons while hunting during archery or primitive hunting season. “[CSLCA] protects lawfully carrying citizens from unknowingly becoming criminals by clarifying where they can and cannot carry their weapons,” said state Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, sponsor of the bill. “They know all too well that a license to carry is not a license to commit a crime.”
GeorgiaCarry.Org (GCO), a gun rights group, called CSLCA “important legislation.” “It is vital for law-abiding citizens who wish to arm themselves for self-defense to know definitively what places are off-limits,” GCO President Ed Stone said in a statement. “This bill eliminates much of the ambiguity inherent in the former law. [GCO] believes that this legislation is an important step in the restoration and full implementation of law-abiding citizens’ right to bear arms.”