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New Georgia gun bill does not affect USACE lakes, lands

Published May 14, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – Georgia’s House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal Wednesday, April 23 and effective July 1, does not affect lakes and lands in Georgia managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Corps managed property is regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, part 327. Regulations governing possession of firearms specify that possession of loaded firearms, ammunition or loaded projectile firing devices is prohibited unless in the possession of federal, state or local law enforcement officers, or when being used in compliance with hunting regulations.

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Lance D. Davis

Release no. 14-012