Welcome To The New Wild West

On the day the new Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act went into effect, an argument between two men in a convenience store led to a near-showdown involving a drawn firearm and one arrest.

A man carrying a holstered firearm entered the store to make a purchase. Another customer, also with a holstered firearm, approached the man and demanded to see his identification and firearms license. “Essentially, it involved one customer with a gun on his hip when a second customer entered with a gun on his hip,” said Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress.