New Georgia gun law does not affect Corps lakes, lands

Published May 15, 2014

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Georgia’s House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal, April 23 and effective July 1, does not affect lakes and lands in Georgia managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Corps managed property is regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, part 327. Regulations governing possession of firearms specify that possession of loaded firearms, ammunition or loaded projectile firing devices is prohibited unless in the possession of federal, state or local law enforcement officers, or when being used in compliance with hunting regulations.

Visit and click a link for Hartwell Lake, Russell Lake or Thurmond Lake to connect to a Savannah District-managed Corps lake project near you; or go to to locate any Corps lake project in the U.S.


Billy Birdwell

Release no. 14-023