A U.S. District judge in Georgia has rejected a bid by GeorgiaCarry to order Governor Brian Kemp to suspend the state law that requires a license to carry a handgun.
Judge Steve Jones ruled that Fulton County resident and plaintiff Sara Carter’s Second Amendment rights have not been violated, even though she is not currently able to obtain a concealed carry license from a probate judge in the county, which has temporarily suspended taking applications after the state’s Council of Probate judges declared that issuing Georgia Weapons Licenses during the declared state of emergency was not an essential function of the court.
Gun control activists may cheer the fact that the judge rejected Carter’s argument, but I doubt they’ll find much to enjoy in Judge Jones’ opinion itself. Jones lays out a number of arguments as to why Sara Carter’s Second Amendment rights remain intact at the moment, starting with the fact that Carter can carry and transport a firearm in her home, car, place of business without a license. In a pinch, Jones notes that the open carry of rifles and shotguns remains an option.