Albany town meeting to address new gun law

Albany City Attorney to answer gun law questions

ALBANY — Georgia’s new “open carry” law for handguns will be the topic of a town hall meeting Saturday morning at the East Albany Community Center, 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., says Albany Mayor Pro Tem and Ward I Commissioner Jon Howard.

City Attorney Nathan Davis will be present at the meeting to provide information on which private and public areas firearms will be allowed once the law takes effect on July 1, Howard said.

According to Howard, questions to be addressed include whether the City of Albany will be able to prohibit firearms in city buildings, and if not, who will be allowed to carry them. Davis is also expected to discuss whether firearms are prohibited in city buildings, how will city employees determine whether an armed individual without security screening is licensed and who will be allowed to carry firearms into churches, bars and schools.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., Howard said.