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Local officials preparing for Georgia's new gun law

June 20, 2014--12:03 p.m.

By David Crowder

On July 1st, Georgia’s new gun law takes effect.

Among other things, the law allows licensed gun owners to carry firearms into Government buildings where there is no security screening.

That is causing some concern among Rome City and Floyd County officials.

During a recent agenda setting session, County Manager Jamie McCord was asked about the issue.

McCord says that there is a little uncertainty as to what constitutes adequate security screening under the law.

Currently, guns are not allowed in the County Administration Building and commission meetings.

McCord says he believes that they do have good security measures in place, although he did give specifics as to what those were.

He asked County Attorney Tommy Manning to take another look at the law to see if additional measures would be taken.

He also admitted that there may have to be an ordinance change in order to come into compliance with the new law.

Meanwhile, Rome City leaders also have concerns about the law and its implications.