ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A gun rights organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve differing decisions on whether states can ban firearms in churches and other places of worship.
Officials say that GeorgiaCarry.org on Tuesday asked for a hearing before the high court on the basis that there’s a split among lower courts.
In July, a federal appeals court in Atlanta upheld Georgia’s law banning guns in churches and other places of worship.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the law. GeorgiaCarry and the Rev. Jonathan Wilkins of the Baptist Tabernacle of Thomaston had filed the suit.
Wilkins has said he wanted to have a gun for protection while working in the church office.