On The First Day Of Georgia’s New ‘Guns Everywhere’ Law, Two Guys With Guns Clash
On the very first day of the new Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act — aka: the ‘guns everywhere’ law — a misunderstanding between two armed men in a convenience store Tuesday led to a drawn firearm and a man’s arrest, according to the Valdosta Family Times.
We totally did not see this coming. We were told that we needed more guns.
Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress said, “Essentially, it involved one customer with a gun on his hip when a second customer entered with a gun on his hip.”
I’m confused here. Which one is the good guy with a gun, and which one is the bad guy?
It was approximately 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday when police responded to a call regarding a customer dispute.
The Valdosta Family Times reports, “A man carrying a holstered firearm entered the store to make a purchase. Another customer, also with a holstered firearm, approached him and demanded to see his identification and firearms license, according to the Valdosta Police Department report.”
The customer who demanded to see the other man’s ID, pulled his firearm from its holster but never pointed it at the other customer, who said he was not obligated to show any permits or identification.
Again, he demanded the man’s ID, however, the man paid for his items, left the store, then called for police. (The police are the reportedly good guys with guns.)
62-year Ronald Williams was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, related to the pulling of a weapon inside of the store, according to the VPD.
Police confiscated Williams’ weapon, then transported him to the local jail.
The police chief said no one can demand a person to show their gun permit. Under the new law, he as police chief and his officers cannot demand to see a firearms permit, Childress said.
Childress said, “This is an example of my concern with the new gun law that people will take the law into their own hands which we will not tolerate.”
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