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Arrest in Valdosta after new gun law begins

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Jul 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-02 06:13:23-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL)--Police respond to a dispute among two armed men at a convenience store in Valdosta.

A victim, who was carrying a gun in a holster, told police he walked in the store to buy something. He said that's when another customer, identified as 62-year old Ronald Williams, who also had a gun approached him.  

Police say Williams demanded to see the victim's I.D. and firearms license.

The victim said Williams drew the gun but did not point it at him, then made demands a second time.

Police say the victim then paid for his items, walked out of the store and called for help.

Police arrested Williams and charged him with disorderly conduct for pulling out the gun. Police say you cannot walk up to someone and demand them to show a firearms permit.

Police Chief Brian Childress says this is an example of what he is worried about with the new gun law, people exaggerating what authority they have.