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Officials: Don't Bring Your Firearms To Lake Allatoona

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding residents that federal law already restricts who can utilize firearms on lakes and lands managed by the agency.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file
While Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 greatly expands where license gun owners can take their firearms, a federal agency is reminding residents that new law does not extend to the shores of Lake Allatoona.

House Bill 60, the legislation critics refer to as the "guns everywhere" bill, goes into effect on July 1, and does not affect Georgia lakes and lands managed by the U.s. Army Corps of Engineers. 

The agency said in a news release that corps property is regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, part 327. 

"Regulations governing possession of firearms specify that possession of loaded firearms, ammunition or loaded projectile firing devices is prohibited unless in the possession of federal, state or local law enforcement officers, or when being used in compliance with hunting regulations," the agency said.

Visit www.sam.usace.army.mil and click recreation to find a Mobile District-managed Corps lake project near you; or go to http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/ to locate any Corps lake project in the U.S.
Corey Jasper May 20, 2014 at 04:22 PM
Nice. How come no one is reminding the Corps of Engineers that there is a court ordered injunction against them right now which prohibits them from enforcing these same regulations that prohibit citizens from carrying or possessing loaded firearms for self defense purposes?? See http://ia800902.us.archive.org/4/items/gov.uscourts.idd.32180/gov.uscourts.idd.32180.42.0.pdf
Vanessa Brackett June 04, 2014 at 02:49 PM
If you're so scared that you cannot go out without having a weapon with you, maybe you should be more worried about your mental health than your legal ability to carry a firearm.


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