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A salesman at Stoddard's Range and Guns shows off a pistol's safety features.
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The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which covers districts in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, ruled Thursday against a Florida law banning doctors from asking patients about guns. 

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In Georgia, doctors can ask if you own a gun and provide safety tips. Jerry Henry, executive director of Georgia Carry, a gun rights advocacy group, said he doesn’t think they should.

UGA student Will Dasher said he thinks the guideline about carrrying around certain tailgating areas should have more regulation.
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Atlanta police believe a recent surge in car break-ins in Midtown is more than random crime. Meanwhile, national reporting has found Atlanta is the country’s leading city when it comes to guns stolen out of cars.

Police are increasingly frustrated that there's only so much they can do to stop these thefts.

Over the last two weeks, 120 cars were broken into during two sprees in Midtown. But Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard says, in many cases, the thieves are leaving obviously valuable items behind.

In this Aug. 3, 2011, file photo, airline passengers retrieve their scanned belongings while going through the Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta.
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Changes are coming to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Starting June 1, the FBI will enforce a federal law that prevents guns at security checkpoints.

This law fell by the wayside about two years ago when Georgia passed the so-called "Guns Everywhere" law that expanded gun rights.

Currently, if permitted gun owners accidentally take firearms to a security checkpoint at the Atlanta airport, they are allowed to return the weapons to their cars or hand them over to someone else without being charged.

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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Garden

Gun rights group Georgia Carry can move forward with its lawsuit against the Atlanta Botanical Garden's policy that bans patrons with weapons.

A Fulton County Superior Court had dismissed the suit, saying there weren't enough allegations to take legal action.

But on Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously said that was the wrong decision.

The case will now go back to the Fulton County Superior Court, where the judge will have to rule on the merits of the claim and not just dismiss it for procedural reasons.