A great wrong has been righted in Carroll County, Georgia:
An amendment to remove a reference to firearms from Carroll County's disaster and emergency ordinance was passed by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday without discussion.Because, really, you never know when you might absolutely need to stop and purchase a handgun in the middle of an emergency in order to shoot a tornado or disarm some vicious floodwaters, right?
The decision to change the ordinance was made to avoid conflicting with Second Amendment issues raised by a Georgia gun rights organization.
The action eliminates the word "firearms" from a list of items whose sales could be suspended in case of a local disaster declared by the county commission chairman. The wording was questioned in a Jan. 18 letter, hand-delivered to commission Chairman Marty Smith, by James Camp of Temple, representing GeorgiaCarry.org....
As originally worded, the ordinance says that in times of local disasters or emergencies the commission chairman could "suspend the sale, distribution, dispensing or transportation of firearms, alcoholic beverages, explosives and combustible products and can close businesses which sell them."
"My recommendation is that we remove it (the word 'firearms')," Daley said. "I can't think of any incidence where it would be used."
... The vote was 6-0 in favor of the amendment....
[GeorgiaCarry.org] has also asked the city of Carrollton to remove firearms as one of the prohibited items from the GreenBelt trail, but the city hasn't yet acted on the request.That would be this trail:
Firearms? There? Hey, what could go wrong?