Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Infinite Energy Center (Gwinnett Center) Ups the Ante © 2016 by Phillip Evans

Yesterday morning or the day before, WSB radio reported that Infinite Energy Center's Arena will now have full-body and permanent metal detectors in place.

The thing is, I have confirmation in two separate emails from their Atty Lee Tucker that NONE of the buildings (including the Arena) at 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy Duluth, GA qualify as "government buildings" per OCGA 16-11-127.

AND, the property is owned by Gwinnett County. Here is the link to the OMA between Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau (aka Explore Gwinnett), and Gwinnett County.

They are NOT making an exception for license holders. They are banning all weapons that are legally carried by those who hold a valid Georgia Weapons License or reciprocal license.

This is in CLEAR violation of state weapons preemption, particularly in light of HB 492 which states that local governments may not use ANY other means to regulate the possession and carrying of weapons.

Gwinnett County needs to relent or be sued over this. 

Their agent, Explore Gwinnett, is not following state law. And Gwinnett County is using the means of a non-profit corporation installing metal detectors on public property that is not exempt from licensed carry, to enact a defacto ban on carry.

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