GCO Files Amicus Brief In Support of Public Gathering Defendant

GCO has filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a man charged with carrying a firearm to a public gathering. The charge stems from an incident in 2008 when the man drove into the parking lot of a city park in Macon. He was stopped by police upon entering the parking lot, ostensibly for playing loud music in his car. Police saw a rifle on the front seat of the man’s car and immediately arrested him. There is no allegation in the case that any events were taking place in the park that might cause the park to be considered a public gathering. Even if there were, however, there is no indication that the man was attending any such event. A copy of GCO’s brief may be viewed here.