Georgia Ban On Guns In Church Upheld In CourtPosted on August 2nd, 2012.
A federal appeals court has upheld Georgia’s ban on bringing guns into places of worship. The Rev. Jonathan Wilkins, a Baptist pastor, and a gun-rights group had argued that church members should have the right to carry guns into worship services to protect the congregation. But the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently that a Georgia law adopted in 2010 does not violate the Thomaston congregation’s First and Second Amendment rights.