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Group asks court to review guns in church case

ATLANTA (AP) - 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.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/V5dwgm) 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.

 

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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