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    Is Open Carry legal in Georgia

    I have Ohio CCW permit and HATE the anti-gun laws in Georgia and the fact they do not recognize Ohio permit. I had a situation (or one that could have become one) while traveling through Georgia, but had to leave gun in car. I was approached by a shady individual asking for money at a gas station. It has happened several times in the past, but this time it did not appear to look like someone poor/homeless guy, which bothered me even more. Red flags went up, but the guy walked away (after asking twice for money) and all was good. I saw a video recently ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkv_lyBsA2M Can anyone confirm this for an out-of-stater?

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    the laws here are great

    why dosnt ohio reconize our license do you have mandated training? or other infringements?
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    Is Open Carry legal in Georgia

    Ohio requires 12 hours of training. They don't reciprocate with States that don't have that requirement. My Alabama license is no good in Ohio.


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    To put it in the most polite and succinct terms I can....Cory needs to take another look at the Code and get a better understanding of the law.


    To paraphrase OCGA 16-11-126:
    (a) You don't need a license (GWCL) on your property, in your home or vehicle, or your place of business
    (b) You don't need a GWCL to carry a long gun, but if it's loaded you can't conceal it.
    (c) You don't need a GWCL if the pistol is unloaded and encased.
    (d) You don't need a GWCL to carry in anyone else's vehicle, but they can legally tell you not to.
    (e) If you have a license that Georgia recognizes, you can carry if you obey all the Georgia laws.
    (f) If you're legally hunting or fishing, you can carry without a GWCL while you are hunting or fishing. Or engaged in sport shooting.
    (g) If you have a GWCL you can carry in parks, recreational areas, and public transportation except where prohibited by federal law. (You can legally carry on MARTA, but you can't legally carry past the secure areas at Atlanta International Airport to carry on Delta.)

    I'd probably add that you don't need a GWCL if you are exempted by 16-11-130, (police officers, county prosecutors, judges, jailers, soldiers, sailors, airmen, or marines, etc.)
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    eye95 thank you for answering mark5019's question, which is a good response to me...I wish all states got along with respect to the permits. Heck I wish all states would allow all forms of carry without a permit. Fallschirmjäger, thank you for posting that. I went back and rewatched that video and read the new comments posted that are rightfully hounding Cory as spreading innacurate info IS bad. Again thanks guys!

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    sorry guys i know this is an old one, but i don't think the question was answered.

    is open carry legal in GA?

    i would like to know. thanks
    Luke 22:36 ; 36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

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    i you call a CHP a CCW then you are really stupid. period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papa bear View Post
    sorry guys i know this is an old one, but i don't think the question was answered.

    is open carry legal in GA?

    i would like to know. thanks
    I believe the answer is YES, but you must have a permit (either Georgia Carry License or a license from a state they recognize). The permit allows for either Open or Concealed carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papa bear View Post
    sorry guys i know this is an old one, but i don't think the question was answered.

    is open carry legal in GA?

    i would like to know. thanks
    http://www.handgunlaw.us/ is your friend. Quick answers to most state firearm information.

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    swing by PA next time youre close and apply(have to do it in person now) for a LTCF its like 25$ and will get you Georgia

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    Georgia recognizes ALL permits that recognize the Georgia permit; if a state is marked in red it's because that State does not recognize the Georgia permit.
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    it absolutely is . all you need is a firearms permit most people call concealed carry weapons permit ... it's actually called a permit to carry .. go down to your local probate court and file the paperwork and pay your money . Georgia is a shall issue state !!!!!!

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    Type in Reciprocity map in Google and it will bring you to a page with the latest map.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by papa bear View Post
    sorry guys i know this is an old one, but i don't think the question was answered.

    is open carry legal in GA?

    i would like to know. thanks
    papa bear, Georgia does not have carrying "openly" or "concealed." The license is just a license to carry, and how you do it, openly or concealed is up to you. In addition, your North Carolina license is good here to carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmr287 View Post
    it absolutely is . all you need is a firearms permit most people call concealed carry weapons permit ... it's actually called a permit to carry .. go down to your local probate court and file the paperwork and pay your money . Georgia is a shall issue state !!!!!!
    A minor correction. In Georgia it is called a "Georgia Weapons Carry Licence" OR "Georgia Weapons Licence".

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    Georgia requies a permit to carry a handgun. Open or Cocnealed is at your discretion.

    No permit is needed for long guns. If you've got balls enough to be "that guy" for the constitution, join me someday... ;-)

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    Well since there’s no “I OC’d here” in GA thread, thought I might resurrect this one:

    Roam’g the Warner Robins area and OC’d at the local IHOb this morning, Academy Sports, and this evening saw a mature gentleman outside the frozen yogurt shop OC’g a chrome 45, at which point I stopped and said thanks and mentioned this august site.

    All in all a good day in the peach state!
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    I have always open carried while in Georgia with zero problems.

    Only had one motel clerk ask me about it on check-in but other than that, never had any problems at all.

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    Participated in a range exercise 0700 > 1630 Saturday and the range boss (their term) was OC’g and I mentioned it was good to see them OC’g and I was told they are mandated to OC while on the range and they only CC when they are out and about as this is the ONLY method which is the most advantageous method to defend themselves.

    I just smiled condescendingly and said OK!

    Sunday, OC’d to hamburger shop for a bit to eat and a major orchard business front and purchased 5 bushels of peaches for canning purposes.

    Excellent crop I am told.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    --snipped--

    Sunday, OC’d to hamburger shop for a bit to eat and a major orchard business front and purchased 5 bushels of peaches for canning purposes.

    Excellent crop I am told.
    I remember my grandmother's peach preserves, especially the spiced peaches.
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    According to the current map @HandgunLaw.us, Georgia currently DOES recognize the Ohio license.

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/ohio.pdf

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    Illegal???

    Please review the video on the link below and help me understand why these men were breaking the law. Please do not get into a political discussion, just want to know if they were breaking GA Gun Laws, even if they had an Open Carry Permit.

    The video shows members of the Black Panther Party walking down the street armed with semiautomatic weapons shouting "Black Power” and asking citizens if they voted for Socialist Candidate for GA Govenor, Stacey Abrams.


    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00003095458523

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbc View Post
    Please review the video on the link below and help me understand why these men were breaking the law. Please do not get into a political discussion, just want to know if they were breaking GA Gun Laws, even if they had an Open Carry Permit.

    The video shows members of the Black Panther Party walking down the street armed with semiautomatic weapons shouting "Black Power” and asking citizens if they voted for Socialist Candidate for GA Govenor, Stacey Abrams.


    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00003095458523

    Thank you.
    Welcome aboard, but you must be a facebook member to view the video. Most here will not use facebook because it is so antigun.

    Are you referring to this? https://www.toddstarnes.com/politics...ms-in-georgia/

    It is kind of odd in that Stacey Abrams is antigun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbc View Post
    Please review the video on the link below and help me understand why these men were breaking the law. Please do not get into a political discussion, just want to know if they were breaking GA Gun Laws, even if they had an Open Carry Permit.

    The video shows members of the Black Panther Party walking down the street armed with semiautomatic weapons shouting "Black Power” and asking citizens if they voted for Socialist Candidate for GA Govenor, Stacey Abrams.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00003095458523

    Thank you.
    CoL’s cite shows the New Black Panther’s perception [quoted below] was this wasn’t political support per se, but rather an ad hoc gathering to express concern over GA’s voter registration issues.

    Now to respond to your query, IMHO after research from GApacking.org
    [ https://www.georgiapacking.org/threa...ry-8th.245635/ ] regarding this year’s earlier firearm carry [OC/CC] at the GA Capital and while not the norm, OC’g ‘firearms’ w/GA permit/license is completely legal.

    Sorry, I believe those who carry, OC/CC are the only individual who knows if they are legally carrying and carrying where they permitted to, period!

    Now as mentioned on the GA forum, LE’s were expected in mass and were watching like hawks at the carrier(s) to assure carriers exercised appropriate safety precautions.

    Now to ask the question, IF these carriers were of a different ethnicity, say Hispanic, Asian, Natives, or even White, would you be in such an uproar? Quote from CoL’s cite:

    Panther - West End - Atlanta, Georgia - Armed Rally Against Voter Suppression
    And relax, before you make any assumptions we are not working for & we did not plan this event with either campaign, and we have members with different political views both here in Atlanta as well as nationwide and even right here in this post. We did this on our own accord in response to the voter registration issue we're still dealing with here in Georgia in 2018 (53 thousand registered voters voices won't be heard this election).






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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbc View Post
    Please review the video on the link below and help me understand why these men were breaking the law. Please do not get into a political discussion, just want to know if they were breaking GA Gun Laws, even if they had an Open Carry Permit.

    The video shows members of the Black Panther Party walking down the street armed with semiautomatic weapons shouting "Black Power” and asking citizens if they voted for Socialist Candidate for GA Govenor, Stacey Abrams.
    Who says they were doing anything illegal?
    Were they arrested? If so would you be so kind as to cite the arrest charges and charging agency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    Is it just me or does it look like the Stacy Abrams supporter on the left (beside the guy with the purse) has his scope on backwards?

    Edit: I have been corrected, that's NOT a purse it's an "European carryall." https://youtu.be/-d_VAWyCFE8
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