A Georgia city is backing off its law that required heads of households to own a gun and ammunition, which leaders said was meant to warn would-be burglars and to send a message to the federal government about gun ownership.
A group that supports gun control is suing a north Georgia town that passed a law requiring gun ownership. The Washington-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the town of Nelson.
A new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives analysis tracing the origins of guns used in crimes finds many come from Georgia. Georgia guns have turned up as far away as Washington state and Maine. And the state is among the top originators of guns involved in crimes in 39 states.
Two Georgia gun stores are among the nation’s top 10 sources for so-called “crime guns.” Georgia law requires gun-buyers to be free of felonies, a state resident, produce a valid ID, and pass a background check.