Many nonprofits in Georgia, particularly those that work with vulnerable populations including children, the elderly, and victims of violence, do not permit weapons on their premises. Last year, the laws of Georgia changed significantly to further limit one’s ability to restrict gun-carrying by licensed gun-holders. These changes may affect nonprofits that have such restrictions, particularly those that are located in government buildings or lease property from a municipality, county or the State of Georgia. This article describes the new set of rules regarding restrictions on gun-carrying as set forth in the Safe Carry Protection Act which became law in the State of Georgia on July 1, 2014.
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