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GA Supreme Court rules on gun licenses

On Tuesday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that probate judges can approve weapons carry licenses without complete information about an applicant’s criminal history.

As reported by the AJC, the unanimous ruling comes after a DeKalb County Probate Judge denied a license in 2018, on the grounds of incomplete information about an arrest from the applicants criminal record, in which the applicant aimed a gun at another person.

In the applicant’s lawsuit, he stated that since no criminal charges were actually filed and the arrest had nothing to do with domestic violence, there was no legal reason for his license application to be denied.

Tuesday’s opinion by Justice Verda Colvin ultimately dictates that “speculation or uncertainty” from clerical errors made on criminal records can’t be used to deny carry licenses.

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