A letter hand-delivered to Carroll County Chairman, Marty Smith and Carrollton City Manager, Casey Coleman by Georgia Carry founder James Camp Wednesday asks for the “prompt attention to the repeal of the offending language in these ordinances.”
“The city of Carrollton and Carroll County have some provinces in their code of ordinances that regulates the carrying of firearms and weapons,” Camp said in a phone interview late Wednesday. “Georgia Carry has been successful over the past few years with councils and commissions to try and eliminate county and municipal ordinances regarding firearms and weapons which directly conflict with Georgia’s statutory pre-emption law and also in conflict with Georgia’s constitution which in part states that the General Assembly shall have the power to prescribe the manner which arms may be borne.”
Below is a copy of the letter dated January 18th, 2013
Dear Mayor Gamer and City Council Members,
It has come to our attention that the City of Carrollton has certain provisions in its Code
of Ordinances that regulate the carrying and possession of firearms and weapons. More
specifically Chapter 70, section 77 which pertains to conduct on the "Greenbelt Trail" states; "It
shall be unlawful to possess any alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or non-permittedfirearms
on the Greenbelt Trail." (emphasis mine) and Chapter 82, section 100, subsection (a) (4), which
states; "No parade participant shall carry arms or other weapons (or facsimiles thereof), nor
bricks, bats, sticks, rocks, bottles or other items which may be used as weapons. " (emphasis
GeorgiaCarry.org has been successfully working over the past few years with councils
and commissions to eliminate county and municipal ordinances regarding firearms and weapons which directly conflict with Georgia's clear statutory pre-emption O.C.G.A. 16-11-173 and Paragraph VIII of Section 1 of Article 1 of Georgia's Constitution which states in part " ... the
General Assembly shall have the power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be bourne."
We ask for your prompt attention to the repeal of the offending language in these ordinances. We also welcome the opportunity to work cooperatively where we can to accomplish this task in an efficient manner which does not require legal action and not burden taxpayers.
Please respond to this inquiry within 30 days of receipt as to what action the city is willing to take to repeal the offending language in these ordinances. Thank you for your attention to this matter.