The so-called "Guns Everywhere" law went into effect yesterday in Georgia.
The Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act allows residents to take their guns to churches, restaurants, bars and stores.
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA.) claimed yesterday that the new law was going to make people safer and that gun rights came from God.
"We know that when law-abiding citizens who know how to utilize a firearm have one on their person, it helps prevent crime," Rep. Broun told Newsmax TV. "So this is a law that is going to help prevent shootings, it's going to help prevent crimes."
However, there was almost a shootout yesterday between two armed gun owners in a convenience store in Valdosta, Ga.
“Essentially, it involved one customer with a gun on his hip when a second customer entered with a gun on his hip,” Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress told The Valdosta Daily Times.
According to the police report, the first armed customer demanded to see the identification and gun license of the second armed customer.
The second armed customer refused, so the first armed customer pulled his gun from his holster and demanded the identification again.
The second customer ignored him, finished his purchase, walked out of the store and called the police.
Ronald Williams, 62, was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct, had his gun confiscated by police and was taken to a local jail.
“This is an example of my concern with the new gun law that people will take the law into their own hands which we will not tolerate,” Chief Childress stated.