Posted on April 9, 2018

Prior to 2014, many nonprofits in Georgia, particularly those that work with vulnerable populations including children, the elderly, and victims of violence, did not permit weapons on their premises. In 2014, the Safe Carry Protection Act was adopted in Georgia, and significantly limited the ability to restrict gun carrying by licensed gun owners. This law affected nonprofits that had such restrictions, and particularly those that were located in government buildings or leased property from a municipality, county or the State of Georgia. This article, which describes the rules regarding restrictions on gun carrying as set forth in the Safe Carry Protection Act, has been updated to address a 2018 decision in favor of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, which may allow gun restrictions to be put in place by nonprofits leasing government property if they meet certain criteria.

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