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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:00 PM

Court won’t hear Ga. Gun lawsuit

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t overturn a Georgia law banning firearms in churches and other places of worship.

The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from GeorgiaCarry.org, which wanted the justices to overturn a lower court decision upholding Georgia’s law banning guns in churches and other places of worship.

GeorgiaCarry.org argued that the ban applying specifically to places of worship burdens “religiously motivated conduct by regulating how or what a worshipper can do with a weapon while he is worshipping.”

But the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit brought by GeorgiaCarry and the Rev. Jonathan Wilkins of the Baptist Tabernacle of Thomaston, Ga. The Supreme Court, without comment, refused to reconsider that ruling.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/07/court_wont_hear_ga_gun_lawsuit/

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Reply Court won’t hear Ga. Gun lawsuit (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
bongbong Jan 2013 #1
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #2
elleng Jan 2013 #4
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #6
Taxee Jan 2013 #3
elleng Jan 2013 #5
progressoid Jan 2013 #7
solara Jan 2013 #8
Claybrains Jan 2013 #10
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #12
Swede Atlanta Jan 2013 #9
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #11
rickford66 Jan 2013 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:02 PM

1. Call the Whammmbulance

 

Those Delicate Flowers were scared after their pastor described Hell to them in gory detail, and were planning on using their Preciouses to slay satan once they got to their final destination.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:06 PM

2. Churches are private property.

Shouldn't it be up to them whether people carry on church property or not, and if they carry when not wanted, that's trespassing, right?

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:51 PM

4. May be 'private property,' but PUBLIC places of worship,

and government can restrict certain behavior in public places.

For example:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Atlanta_Motel_v._United_States

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:55 PM

6. Fair point.

Same reason I can't open a cigar bar here. Illegal statewide. Would have to make it a private club.

(Assuming I could stand cigars)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:08 PM

3. Mother defending her children

 

good thing she had a gun in this case.

Jesus defeated satan at the cross and paid for your sin if you let him.

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Response to Taxee (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:52 PM

5. Defending her children in CHURCH?

Jesus had a gun, on the cross?

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Response to Taxee (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:08 PM

7. I wish Jesus would come a cleanse us of this plague of trolls we are having.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:36 PM

8. Hear! Hear!

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Response to Taxee (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:07 PM

10. I live 30 mins from where this happened

She shot him in the face 5X. In this case she was acting as a responsible gun owner. Horrible thing it must have been for the children to see though.

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Response to Claybrains (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:08 PM

12. gotta link?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:40 PM

9. What a worshipper can do with a weapon while he is worshipping?

 

So this reveals the real "god" of these gun owners is the "gun" and not God.

They are worshipping their guns. I don't recall any part of my Protestant liturgy that includes the use of firearms. So their religion must be some kind of gun worshipping.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:01 PM

11. ... Rev. Jonathan Wilkins of the Baptist Tabernacle of Thomaston had argued that the ban

applying specifically to places of worship burdens "religiously motivated conduct by regulating how or what a worshipper can do with a weapon while he is worshipping."

Wilkins, who had said he wanted to have a gun for protection while working in the church office, could not immediately be reached for comment Monday ...

Court won't hear GA lawsuit banning guns in church
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press
Updated 10:43 am, Monday, January 7, 2013
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Court-won-t-hear-GA-lawsuit-banning-guns-in-church-4172540.php

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:27 PM

13. but

according to Hucklberry Hound, these mass shootings only occur where God is absent. I'm sure he's hanging out in a church and those inside should be quite safe.

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