weapons

State Rep. Matt Gurtler on the floor of the Georgia House during the debate over the budget.
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As Georgia gun sales surge in Georgia due to worries over the coronavirus, Georgia state Rep. Matt Gurtler, R-Tiger, wants to make sure people can carry weapons -- concealed or open -- without fear of arrest.

 

"It's imperative that we suspend the enforcement of those weapons licenses," Gurtler said.

 

Courtesy Trenton Tye

A new series on Discovery showcases competition, history, skill and  a cultural fascination with weaponry. Blacksmiths and gunsmiths from all over are assigned to build traditional weapons, including battle axes and swords. The winner walks away with $10,000 and the title, "Master of Arms."

The weapons are field-tested by a former special forces soldier and judged by a panel that includes Georgia native Trenton Tye. Tye is a blacksmith who runs a professional blacksmith shop in southwest Georgia.