The IACP is not known for its support of the Second Amendment because most police chiefs are appointed by gun-grabbing politicians. The IACP wants only the police to have semi-auto rifles. And the IACP believes if you feel threatened that you still need to wait five days to purchase a firearm to protect yourself and family. The IACP annual conference is a great place to see new gear and technology.
For those of you new to Georgia, our state legislators passed HB 60 (Safe Carry Protection Act) last session. Governor Deal signed it into law earlier this year. From the Georgia Attorney General's office, an FAQ on the law:
So let's get back to the Brookhaven, GA police chief's alleged attempt to
“I would recommend screening take place at City Council Meetings and other controversial planning / zoning meetings scheduled." Brookhaven Police Chief
Why does the chief recommend screening? Based on the new law, a person with a weapons carry license carrying a firearm cannot enter a Government building when the Government building has security personnel manning a security checkpoint. In other words, everyone attending (council and mayor cannot exempt themselves) a Brookhaven city council meeting (and other 'controversial' city meetings) will go through a metal detector. Will Mayor Max
According to the article, "In response to this new gun law and requests from the City Administration to ensure the highest degree of safety at City Hall, Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura gave the council a couple of suggestions for consideration." Okay all you Brookhaven folks, you may want to file an Open Records Request and see about these requests for the highest degree of safety from city administrators.
From the article: to ensure the highest degree of safety at City Hall
Mayor J. Max Davis, you want to ensure the highest degree of safety at city hall? Require your council members and city administrators to all carry a Glock, and allow citizens with a Weapons Carry License to carry concealed at your meetings.
If Brookhaven screens for firearms, they should also screen for lighters and matches, thus eliminating the need for fire extinguishers and fire suppressor/sprinkler systems, offsetting the cost of the additional police officer. And why does Brookhaven even have fire extinguishers? We do have a fire department in DeKalb.