Attorney General Chris Carr, 21 States Fight to Protect Second Amendment Rights

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a 21-state coalition in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the rights of gun owners in Georgia and across the nation.

“It is the duty of the Office of the Attorney General to uphold and defend the rights and liberties of our citizens under both the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “The Second Amendment gives law abiding citizens the right to not only keep, but also to bear, arms and we joined this brief because the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals inappropriately adopted an unduly restrictive view of the Second Amendment.”

The coalition filed a brief on Friday, August 25, 2017 asking the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to a Maryland weapons ban. The brief argues that the ban infringes on Second Amendment rights by prohibiting the sale, transfer, and possession of a class of firearms that are in common use for lawful purposes.

The following states, led by West Virginia, also supported the friend-of-the-court brief: Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.