GCO has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to take an appeal of the so-called “church carry” case, in which GCO challenges a Georgia law banning carrying firearms in churches.
GCO brought the case in the Superior Court of Upson County, Georgia, which removed the case to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. The federal court dismissed the case and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal. GCO now seeks to have the nation’s highest court review the decision.
In the appeal, GCO asserts that the First Amendment’s “free exercise” clause prohibits states from banning activities in churches when such activities generally are permitted elsewhere in the state. The documents may be viewed here.
After several devastating terrorist attacks on church-going members, forbidden to carry on property even if licensed and trained, the GCO is continuing to pursue a positive action for the state of Georgia.
More and more, we’re seeing “gun-free” zones as key locations for an armed massacre. It calls to question whether these “gun-free” zones are actually saving lives — or creating a large group of sitting ducks.