The Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act empowers licensed gun owners to bring their weapons into all government-owned buildings, if and when they are open to the public. Officials in Macon say at least one performer is threatening to pull out of an upcoming concert at one of two city-owned venues because there could be guns in the crowd.
A recent poll finds most Georgians oppose public subsidies for professional sports teams, but Southerners have been funneling taxes to private enterprise for a long time, said James Cobb, a historian at the University of Georgia.
In 2002 the court made it clear in a Virginia case that no state may execute the intellectually disabled. Tuesday’s ruling in a Florida case picks up where Atkins v. Virginia left off, making it a little clearer who counts as intellectually disabled.
There have been two U.S. Court of Appeals cases on the subject in recent years, one the 11th Circuit (which includes Georgia) that upheld Alabama’s statewide ban on sex toys, and one in the neighboring 5th Circuit, which struck down a similar ban in Texas.
In an interview with GPB ahead of Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary, Gov. Nathan Deal said his first term record is the best indication of how he stacks up to his GOP opponents, whom he has declined to debate.