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Georgia Carry Challenges Atlanta Falcons Gun Ban at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a private/public partnership that includes bonds backed by the City of Atlanta through its hotel/motel tax and funds from the NFL...

The stadium is owned by the state government of Georgia through the Georgia World Congress Center Authority , and operated by AMB Group , the parent organization of the Falcons and Atlanta United.

The Authority, a self-sustained state agency, is entrusted as stewards of these state-owned assets...

so the question remains...is the M-B stadium in the same ownership category as the botanical garden which after a petition by citizens of Atlanta in the year 1973, the garden was incorporated in 1976, as the private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation Atlanta Botanical Garden Inc.

As there seems to be a significant difference between A 501 private Corp and a city financed and self-sustaining state operated agency!
 

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ga code 11-16-127 states in part...
(c) Except as provided in Code Section 16-11-127.1, [carrying on school property] a license holder or person recognized under subsection (e) of Code Section 16-11-126 shall be authorized to carry a weapon as provided in Code Section 16-11-135 and in every location in this state not listed in subsection (b) of this Code section; provided, however, that private property owners or persons in legal control of property through a lease, rental agreement, licensing agreement, contract, or any other agreement to control access to such property shall have the right to forbid possession of a weapon or long gun on their property, except as provided in Code Section 16-11-135. https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-11/article-4/part-3/16-11-127/

Ga code 11-16-126 states in part...
(g) Notwithstanding Code Sections 12-3-10, 27-3-1.1, 27-3-6, and 16-12-122 through 16-12-127, any person with a valid weapons carry license may carry a weapon in all parks, historic sites, or recreational areas, as such term is defined in Code Section 12-3-10, including all publicly owned buildings located in such parks, historic sites, and recreational areas, in wildlife management areas, and on public transportation; provided, however, that a person shall not carry a handgun into a place where it is prohibited by federal law. https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-11/article-4/part-3/16-11-126/

me thinks tis quite clear 127’s verbiage wins...no firearms in the stadium as the ‘leasee’ forbids “weapons” on their property!
 

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Read the cite by CoL...the GSSC cites a 2014 change to GA Code.
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On July 1, 2014, this Code section was again amended. Among other changes to the state’s weapons possession laws that took effect the same day, the proviso in OCGA § 16-11-127 (c) was amended by the General Assembly to insert the word “private” in three instances where it had not previously been included:

. . . private property owners or persons in legal control of private property through a lease, rental agreement, licensing agreement, contract, or any other agreement to control access to such private property shall have the right to exclude or eject a person who is in possession of a weapon or long gun on their private property[.]

(Emphasis supplied.) Ga. L. 2014, p. 599, § 1-3 (effective July 1, 2014). This is the current text of OCGA § 16-11-127 (c), and it was in effect at the time the Garden prohibited Evans from carrying a firearm onto the premises the Garden leases from the City of Atlanta.

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Page nine of the decision. Decision 7 October 2019.

https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-11/article-4/part-3/16-11-127/ FAKE NEWS!!! ;)

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These codes may not be the most recent version. Georgia may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources. https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-11/article-4/part-3/16-11-127/

Decision 7 October 2019.

 

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OMGoogness...phil...the rhetoric you put out on YOUR blog is absolutely amazing BS regarding receiving a response from ??? [a spokeswoman? who is the spokesperson & are they in a responsible position in the AMB group or Georgia World Congress Center Authority to speak for these governing entities on such an important subject? ] who told ‘someone’ at 11alive [who at 11alive?] ~ really your proud of that blurb?

this hearsay innuendo is truly unbelievable and you truly believe the owner is even aware of this issue?
[nice kutesy off subject dig on the falcons playing season as you stay on subject ~ not!

And to thing this is the best rhetoric Ammoland can muster...tisk tisk!
 

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It was an Atlanta Falcons spokesperson regarding the Atlanta Falcons position only, just as presented by 11Alive News. It is not the position of the GWCCA, nor was it even implied as such.

The GWCCA is looking into this themselves. Does nothing pass any muster for you? It's all just BS? LOL!
 

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Phil
It was an Atlanta Falcons spokesperson regarding the Atlanta Falcons position only, just as presented by 11Alive News. It is not the position of the GWCCA, nor was it even implied as such.

The GWCCA is looking into this themselves. Does nothing pass any muster for you? It's all just BS? LOL!
Phil

Phil, your quote from your blog...quote:

The response of the Falcons was:

“Mercedes-Benz Stadium will continue to operate in compliance with the laws of the State of Georgia and ban weapons from entering the premises,” a spokeswoman told 11Alive news.

unquote

You do notice there was no cite from 11alive nor any bloody identification of who is, their position within any governance controlling organizational enitity...nada!

you proudly pushed your bs bravado on your blog...laugh...you’ve been called out to substantiate and yet you laugh...

tis not my veracity which is publicly diminishing...
 
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