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Weapons licenses

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court ruled probate judges don’t have the authority to deny applications for weapons-carry licenses if an applicant’s criminal history record “fails to show the outcome of an arrest that could have resulted in a disqualifying conviction.” The court wrote it was not persuaded by the argument that a probate judge should be “afforded greater discretion to deny weapons carry licenses to protect the public from dangerous people.”

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