Wed., October 17, 2012 1:50pm (EDT)

Group Asks For Review Of Guns In Church
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
A gun rights organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve differing decisions on whether states can ban firearms in churches and other places of worship.  GeorgiaCarry.org on Tuesday asked for a hearing before the high court on the basis that there's a split among lower courts. (photo courtesy of Patrick Buechner)
A gun rights organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve differing decisions on whether states can ban firearms in churches and other places of worship. GeorgiaCarry.org on Tuesday asked for a hearing before the high court on the basis that there's a split among lower courts. (photo courtesy of Patrick Buechner)
A gun rights organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve differing decisions on whether states can ban firearms in churches and other places of worship.

GeorgiaCarry.org on Tuesday asked for a hearing before the high court on the basis that there's a split among lower courts.

In July, a federal appeals court in Atlanta upheld Georgia's law banning guns in churches and other places of worship.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the law. GeorgiaCarry and the Rev. Jonathan Wilkins of the Baptist Tabernacle of Thomaston had filed the suit.

Wilkins has said he wanted to have a gun for protection while working in the church office.