Supreme Court refuses to overturn Georgia’s church gun ban

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, January 7, 2013 10:47 EDT
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case that hoped to overturn a Georgia law that bans people from carrying guns in churches.

The appeal was filed by a non-profit group called GeorgiaCarry.org and a Baptist preacher, both of whom previously lost before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

They targeted a law passed in 2010 that bans firearms in places of worship, saying it represents a secular intrusion into religious behavior and thereby a violation of the First Amendment.

The Supreme Court refused to hear the case on Monday, among numerous others it denied.

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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