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Resort rule leads gun group to seek new event site

Gun Rights
Posted at 8:50 AM, May 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-03 05:01:40-04

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia resort Callaway Gardens is apologizing to a gun rights group that planned its summer convention there, saying its weapons policy does not permit guns on the grounds.

Now, members of Georgia Carry are trying to find an alternate site for the convention.

The issue came to a head this week, more than two months after Georgia Carry first asked representatives of Callaway Gardens if it could hold its summer meeting at the resort.

Georgia Carry Executive Director Jerry Henry tells WSB-TV that he and another member openly carried their firearms during that February trip and were told it shouldn't be a problem.

Callaway Gardens spokeswoman Rachel Crumbley said in a statement Thursday that representatives didn't properly convey its policy, which doesn't allow weapons on the premises.