Monroe also sent a letter to Kemp last month urging him to use the powers granted to him during the state's health emergency to suspend enforcement of Georgia's carry law and allow gun owners to keep their weapons on them even if they don't have a license.
“I think the easiest solution would be not to enforce the crime of carrying the weapon without a license,” he said.
State law allows gun owners to have weapons in their homes, in their cars and at their places of business without a carry license. If someone wants to carry their weapon on them, he or she must have a license from the state after being fingerprinted and successfully undergoing a background check.
The Fulton County Probate Court website announced that fingerprinting and issuing carry licenses would be suspended.
Georgians have been stocking up on guns and ammunition while grappling with fears over the coronavirus, with gun dealers saying they've seen a huge spike in sales since the seriousness of the pandemic set in. Shop owners say plenty of regular customers have shown up to stockpile supplies, but the biggest surge has been from first-time "panic buyers" wary of what the near future may bring.
Monroe said he did not know of Carter was a first-time gun owner, but said she should be allowed to carry her weapon in case she gets into a confrontation while participating in practices allowed under Kemp's shelter-at-home order, such as grocery shopping or outdoor exercise.
“While you’re out and about and there’s a little bit of civil unrest, it might be a time you want to carry a weapon,” he said.