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Monday, August 25, 2014

Georgia Father Files Lawsuit

A father in Georgia filed an interesting lawsuit. Hugh Myers is suing Beulah Elementary School because he was told not to bring his gun with him when dropping off, picking up, or otherwise supervising school based activities that his daughter participates in. The principal allegedly threatened to have Myers arrested.

A law went into effect in Georgia in July allows guns in bars without restrictions, certain government buildings that do not have security or screen visitors, and religious centers with pastoral consent. School districts are able to allow certain employees to carry a firearm onto school grounds under specific conditions.

Myers' attorney, John Monroe, stated that his client is "anxious for it to get resolved so he can begin exercising his right." Myers wants to be allowed to carry a gun at his daughter's school in case there is a confrontation.

Should Hugh Myers be allowed to carry a gun onto school property since the law has changed to allow some school employees to carry? Should a public school be looked at under the new statute as a government building instead of only as a school?
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