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Federal judge refuses to block Georgia ban on guns in church

from Associated Baptist Press

A federal judge declined Aug. 23 to block enforcement of Georgia's new law banning the carrying of firearms in a house of worship. Instead District Judge Ashley Royal will make his decision on whether the law is constitutional after fully considering arguments by attorneys in legal documents. The lawsuit, filed July 7 by plaintiffs including GeorgiaCarry.Org, a non-profit gun-rights organization, and Baptist Tabernacle, an independent Baptist congregation in Thomaston, Ga., is thought to be the first of its kind since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 28 that handgun possession is a constitutional right under the Second Amendment. more

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