Georgia Governor Perdue Signs SB308: Your Car is Your Castle

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue vetoed Senate SB291 (re: guns near airports) and signed SenateĀ SB308 into law. The headline attraction for 308: Georgia’s gun owners now have the right to carry a weapon in their vehicle regardless of any pubic or private landowner’s prohibition against same. In other words, your employer may ban guns from the premises, but he or she cannot ban you from keeping a gun in your car. As long as it stays in the car. Strangely, the law provides that people who are prohibited from possessing a handgun can now possess one—as long as its in a case and unloaded. [MA, RI residents note: not a “locked” case.] Something to do with pawn shops? The law also makes carrying a weapon without a license a misdemeanor . . .

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Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue vetoed Senate SB291 (re: guns near airports) and signed SenateĀ SB308 into law. The headline attraction for 308: Georgia’s gun owners now have the right to carry…