I hate it when I predict the future correctly sometimes and often wonder why others cannot see what is as plain as the nose on your face. It really doesn’t take a crystal ball to tell when something is going to be a problem. Back in April I commented the new Georgia law had an inclusion which to me appeared to be an issue. Basically no one can question if a person has the proper license to carry a firearm if the only thing they are doing is carrying a firearm. Seems harmless enough, but IMO it is much better to have a duty to inform. The new GA law went into effect on July 2 and a man in Valdosta, GA decided he needed to see another man’s permit. The second man told him no, and the first removed his firearm from his holster. The first paid for his items and left the store and called the police. So our hero who was so insistent on seeing credentials he removed his gun from his holster is now spending a little time in jail for his actions.
I’m still scratching my head as to why a citizen would feel threatened by someone with a holstered firearm simply making a convenience store purchase and feel the need to verify documents which cannot even be verified by the police. I do hope GA decides to reform the law to include a duty to notify, but I doubt that will happen. If if it was changed a citizen would have no duty to notify another citizen, only law enforcement.