School officials in Spalding County say a preschool student will likely be disciplined for bringing a loaded gun to school. A letter to parents from Jordan Hill Elementary School Principal Anthony Aikens says the preschooler brought the gun to school in his backpack Tuesday, and a teacher brought the bag to the principal.
With the 2014 legislative session only five months away, Second Amendment advocates are preparing to pressure lawmakers to expand gun rights in Georgia. The gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org started its two-day annual convention Friday in Cobb County.
Only three people signed up to speak at a public hearing Tuesday on the state’s newly proposed personalized license plate rules. The Georgia Department of Revenue hearing is a step officials must take before adopting the rules permanently.
Georgia lawmakers failed to pass a controversial gun bill by Thursday's midnight deadline ending the 2013 legislative session. One lawmaker says he’s already planning to push for the issue next year. Minutes before the House declared the session's adjournment, Representative Alan Powell of Hartwell addressed his fellow legislators. The Republican lawmaker said he pushed until the end to establish more rights for gun owners. The bill would have allowed people to carry guns in churches and on college campuses.
Governor Nathan Deal will soon begin the process of signing bills into law. The Georgia General Assembly adjourned shortly after midnight Thursday for the year. Lawmakers finished their session after midnight following a whirlwind final day that included passing a $41 billion budget for state government.
A north Georgia city is considering passing an ordinance to make gun ownership mandatory. Leaders of Nelson — a city of just over 1,300 about 50 miles north of downtown Atlanta — say with one police officer on patrol eight hours a day, city residents are left virtually unprotected for 16 hours per day.
A former speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives is accused of having a gun at a security checkpoint in Atlanta's airport. Authorities say former Rep. Terry Coleman of Eastman was apprehended by police after a Transportation Security Administration officer spotted what appeared to be a pistol inside his briefcase. Police found a .22-caliber handgun.