A Marietta lawmaker has revamped a bill that would make it illegal for anyone going through a divorce to buy a gun. To try to get bipartisan support for the bill, Sen. Michael Rhett has revamped it to limit the ban to those who have protective orders filed against them.
The city of Atlanta has thousands of confiscated guns that it is refusing to sell, despite a state law requiring such weapons be auctioned to a licensed gun dealer, the AJC's Jim Galloway reported. The state law has no penalties for non-compliance, but the city could face a lawsuit for ignoring the law.
Norder is Senior Editor for Investigations at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The investigative reporters she directs work to independently examine the workings of government and other powerful institutions and individuals. Their goal is to help improve the lives of Georgians.