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Old 02-29-2016, 11:06 PM   #1
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Exclamation Georgia's First Gun Control Law!!

Here's an interesting historical tidbit. Check this one out!

Georgia’s First Gun Control Law Required the Carrying of Guns

15 Years before the founding of the University of Georgia (1770), Georgia required all males to carry guns to and in church. The defenseless were fined ten shillings which is $90 in today’s money.

Church officials were obligated to make sure the church attendees were properly armed on Christmas and Easter and 12 other times per year. Church officials who failed conduct the inspections were fine 5 pounds, which is $900 in today’s money.

Back then you got in trouble for NOT having a gun!!! Oh how times have changed!!
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That's very interesting
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I was speaking to a friend yesterday about a Barbecue Gun, I term relatively new to me and he never heard that term before. I did a Google search and found that a barbecue gun was also referred to as a church gun, court gun or a 4th of July gun.

Yes,.times have changed .
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From stories that I had read, the term ''barbecue gun'' originated in Texas at an actual barbeque on a ranch where the men came with fancied up pistols, engraved with exotic stocks holstered in carved leather holster. They all took part in an informal shooting matches after chowing down. I made no effort to verify this but just what I read in the various gun rags. The late Skeeter Skelton, one of my favorite firearms writers, used to write about these firearms.
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From stories that I had read, the term ''barbecue gun'' originated in Texas at an actual barbeque on a ranch where the men came with fancied up pistols, engraved with exotic stocks holstered in carved leather holster. They all took part in an informal shooting matches after chowing down. I made no effort to verify this but just what I read in the various gun rags. The late Skeeter Skelton, one of my favorite firearms writers, used to write about these firearms.
What your saying appears to be correct but from state to state it said different terms were used.
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All of my guns are plain and a few are plain ugly. Maybe I need to be thinking about picking up a BBQ gun and holster...for old times sake.
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Lineman seems like we should revert back to enforcing that law.

I think I have several pistols that could be used as "BBQ" guns! I don't/won't own any ugly guns.
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The term "barbecue gun" was coined by the Texas Rangers referring to a gussied up pistol in a finely crafted leather rig. It was worn as part of the full dress uniform to fancy Texas-style "formal occasions", like large ranch barbecues and political gatherings.!

My guns are all pretty much stock looking with the exception of my Kimber Pro Carry II. While not a full blown barbecue gun, it's fancy enough to suit my tastes!! Maybe a "Wiennie Roast" gun???

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Originally Posted by lineman73 View Post
Here's an interesting historical tidbit. Check this one out!

Georgia’s First Gun Control Law Required the Carrying of Guns

15 Years before the founding of the University of Georgia (1770), Georgia required all males to carry guns to and in church. The defenseless were fined ten shillings which is $90 in today’s money.

Church officials were obligated to make sure the church attendees were properly armed on Christmas and Easter and 12 other times per year. Church officials who failed conduct the inspections were fine 5 pounds, which is $900 in today’s money.

Back then you got in trouble for NOT having a gun!!! Oh how times have changed!!
Unbelieveable! To think that back then IF you didn't have your gun you got a fine. Not in today's society! Times and certainly changed.
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