Posts tagged with "House Bill 60"

Commission preps for guns, tables compassion

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 3, 2014

Decatur City Commissioners on Tuesday discussed how to deal with the state’s new gun law and tabled an item billed as a way to make the city more compassionate. The two issues were not related, it should be noted. Commissioners voted unanimously to create a “Facilities and Security Coordinator” position at an annual cost of […]

Gun bill bums out Avondale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 23, 2014

Avondale Estates City Hall is about as close to Mayberry as local government gets in metro Atlanta. There’s no one stopping you when you come through the door, and the secretary always has a smile for you when you walk into the City Manager’s office. But Georgia’s new gun law will change all that. During […]

Gun law spurs update of CSD conduct code

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 9, 2014

Decatur School Board members on July 8 quietly approved a revision to the student code of conduct to cover everything from handguns to bazookas and rocket launchers. The revisions were a reaction to House Bill 60, the so-called “guns everywhere” legislation, and House Bill 826. The item was on the board’s consent agenda and was approved […]

New gun law takes effect

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 1, 2014

Today House Bill 60, aka the “guns everywhere” law, took effect in Georgia. The head of a gun rights advocacy group Georgia Carry was nonchalant about the new law, which expands the rights to carry into places including bars and churches, unless property owners prohibit it. The head of a gun control advocacy group Georgians for Gun […]

It’s Beacon – CSD holding meeting at new office

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 9, 2014

City Schools of Decatur will hold its first Board of Education meeting in its new home, the Beacon Municipal Center. The June 10 meeting begins at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Beacon center, located at 125 Electric Avenue in Decatur, GA. All meetings are open to the public. CSD has been holding […]

Half million? – Cities say gun bill is costly

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 4, 2014

This story has been updated.  During the June 2 City Commission meeting Assistant City Manager Andrea Arnold said Decatur taxpayers may have to spend $500,000 securing government buildings because of the new “Guns everywhere” law. The city of Atlanta’s finance department reports that the gun bill might cost city taxpayers money, too. Jerry Henry, executive director of […]

Correction – New law doesn’t apply to Square Pub

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2014

Editor’s note:  The initial reporting on House Bill 60 was incorrect. While Square Pub was quoted accurately, the premise behind the questions was not accurate. For the most up to date information, click here.  Another Decatur bar has announced that it will not allow guns on its premises in response to a bill that expands the […]

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