ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled against a gun-rights group that wanted state law changed to let more people carry guns at schools.
The ruling, written by Chief Justice Hugh Thompson, lets stand Georgia’s current law, which allows licensed handgun owners to carry at schools as long as they are picking up or dropping off a student.
The group — GeorgiaCarry.org — had sued Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, in his capacity as president of the state senate. The suit sought to compel them to order state law be rewritten to clarify that it is more generally legal to carry a handgun at schools.
The governor’s office and the state’s Code Revision Commission, which also was named in the lawsuit, successfully filed to have it dismissed by a Fulton County judge, but GeorgiaCarry appealed.