Wed., June 18, 2014 5:09pm (EDT)

Macon-Bibb Commissioners Vote To Change Georgia’s New Gun Law
By Leah Fleming
Updated: 1 month ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Tuesday night, Macon-Bibb commissioners voted unanimously to oppose some of the language in Georgia’s new gun law.
Tuesday night, Macon-Bibb commissioners voted unanimously to oppose some of the language in Georgia’s new gun law.
Governor Nathan Deal will soon receive a resolution from the Macon-Bibb County government that the state’s new law on where guns can be carried needs to be changed.

Tuesday night, Macon-Bibb commissioners voted unanimously to oppose Georgia’s new gun law as it is written.

Commissioner Al Tillman is the measure’s sponsor. He says the way the law is written now, people would be able to carry guns into family oriented events like sporting events.

“What I’m hoping is that some attorneys across the state will file an injunction or the bill can be held off before the law goes into effect and reconsider or tweak it possibly next year in the GA assembly,” said Tillman.

Georgia’s new gun law means the county will no longer be able to prohibit guns at events like the Cherry Blossom Festival, or in businesses like bars, unless the business owner objects.


“I don’t think you need to have guns at public sporting events where families are,” said Tillman. “At least that part of it needs to be changed.”

The resolution will be sent to state officials along with a letter asking for some changes to H.B. 60, dubbed the Safe Carry Protection Act.

The Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, which goes into effect July 1, allows residents who have concealed carry permits to take guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.