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article imageGeorgia man sues daughter's school for not allowing guns

By Alex Allen     Aug 25, 2014 in Politics
Douglasville - A Georgia man is suing his daughter's school after the principal told him he was not allowed to carry his firearm on school property.
Following the mass shootings at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, guns have become quite the hot button issue in America. Across the nation, different states have been enacting various policies either on the pro-gun or the anti-gun side in hopes that they will be able to prevent other mass shootings from occurring in the future. The pro-gun legislators argue that more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens will lead to better crime prevention while the anti-gun lawmakers want to make it more difficult for anyone to obtain a firearm in the first place.
While states like New York have sided with the gun control crowd with legislation like the SAFE Act, the state of Georgia has recently decided to take the pro-gun route. The Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act, which was signed into law by Republican Governor Nathan Deal back in May and just went into effect on the first of July, makes it legal to carry firearms into churches, schools and other locations where guns were previously outlawed. And while the new law does allow individual school districts to choose whether or not they will allow teachers and other staff members to carry on campus, many gun rights advocates say that it is a step in the right direction.
One Georgia gun owner, however, is claiming that the principal of his daughter's school has gotten it all wrong with her interpretation of the law. According to a local FOX affiliate, Hugh Myers is suing Beulah Elementary School in Douglas County, Georgia after the principal told him he would "be arrested" if he chose to carry his gun on school property.
The suit against the school claims that Myers "frequently comes to the school to support his daughter's educational activities and while doing so he desires to carry a firearm, as the law now permits."
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