GCO Files for Summary Judgment in Church Carry Case

GCO has filed a motion for summary judgment in its church carry case against the State of Georgia. GCO filed the case in the Superior Court of Upson County, but the defendants removed the case to federal district court in Macon. The judge in the case, Chief Judge C. Ashley Royal, has indicated he intends to rule on the case quickly and gave the parties 30 days to file briefs raising all issues they intended to raise in the case. GCO’s case rests on the theory that it is unconstitutional to ban carrying guns in churches, especially when guns are allowed almost everywhere else in the state.
GCO filed a motion for summary judgment. The State of Georgia and Governor Sonny Perdue filed motions to dismiss. Upson County and its manager, Kyle Hood, also filed motions to dismiss. The latter motions consisted of a “copy and paste” from the State motion.
Documents in the case may be viewed here.