Fl v GA Carry Differences? After viewing helpful websites...

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    Fl v GA Carry Differences? After viewing helpful websites...

    I know that this question has been beaten to death, which is why I did research before asking it. I took a look at Handgunlaw.us as well as GeorgiaCarry.org and GeorgiaPacking.org. I am making a weekend trip up there this weekend to watch a buddy of mine get married and I was trying to figure out the main differences between carrying in GA and carrying here in FL. After viewing the websites, the only thing I can gather is that in GA I can not carry a pistol into a church, but that open carry is legal. Am I correct in this? I didn't think that these 2 states were that closely similar in laws, I also thought I read that you could protect from a forcible misdemeanor as well? Thank you for your clarification.
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    basically no rest stops
    no govt building unless they are in a park...
    no church
    no political rallies
    malls are ok
    applebees, long horn etc are ok but you can not drink at all...

    no duty to inform
    you can Open carry or Concealed carry


    you can not protect from a forcible Misd only forcible felonies if in fear of your life
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmodel65 View Post
    basically no rest stops
    no govt building unless they are in a park...
    no church
    no political rallies
    malls are ok
    applebees, long horn etc are ok but you can not drink at all...

    no duty to inform
    you can Open carry or Concealed carry


    you can not protect from a forcible Misd only forcible felonies if in fear of your life
    You can't CC in an I-75 rest stop in GA?
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    And, as posted elsewhere on this forum, that has all changed today!
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    Console/glove compartment

    Quote Originally Posted by rmodel65 View Post
    basically no rest stops
    no govt building unless they are in a park...
    no church
    no political rallies
    malls are ok
    applebees, long horn etc are ok but you can not drink at all...

    no duty to inform
    you can Open carry or Concealed carry
    If these are the exceptions, can we store a gun in the console or glove compartment (like in FL) while at a rest stop?

    I usually plan my stops around meals or needing gas, but I have used the rest stops. I guess the "issue" is they are government buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmodel65 View Post
    basically no rest stops
    no buildings at Rest Stops, car is fine as long as it's a public access parking lot
    no govt building unless they are in a park...
    no church
    SB308 just passed the GA Senate and would remove the Church restriction. It has to go through the House now.
    no political rallies
    or other Public Gatherings currently (such as Concerts, Sports Games, Contests, etc.) Basically, any place where people are gathering for an event is currently off limits. SB308 also removes this Public Gathering clause and would replace it with a list of actual places off limits.
    malls are ok
    applebees, long horn etc are ok but you can not drink at all...
    No bars or restaurants that derive more than 50% of sales from alcohol for consumption

    no duty to inform
    you can Open carry or Concealed carry
    You can OC or CC as long as you have a permit currently. Car carry anywhere except on your person without one. SB219 just passed the GA Senate and heads to the House that would remove the permit requirement for OC.


    you can not protect from a forcible Misd only forcible felonies if in fear of your life
    There is also no duty to retreat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    And, as posted elsewhere on this forum, that has all changed today!
    No it has not my friend, they did not even touch that rest stop issue, that one is more important to me than any of the rest. Unfortuneatly(sp) I have to carry illegaly when I travel in Ga and stop and rest stops.
    You may now carry on with your absurd non-directional bantering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirage2521 View Post
    No it has not my friend, they did not even touch that rest stop issue, that one is more important to me than any of the rest. Unfortuneatly(sp) I have to carry illegaly when I travel in Ga and stop and rest stops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePVB View Post
    If these are the exceptions, can we store a gun in the console or glove compartment (like in FL) while at a rest stop?

    I usually plan my stops around meals or needing gas, but I have used the rest stops. I guess the "issue" is they are government buildings.
    If I remember correctly there is something called the Interstate Safe Travel Law. I will see if I can Google it.


    Here is what I found:
    http://www.nraila.org/GunLaws/Federal/Read.aspx?id=59
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    You can't CC in an I-75 rest stop in GA?

    nope....
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePVB View Post
    If these are the exceptions, can we store a gun in the console or glove compartment (like in FL) while at a rest stop?

    I usually plan my stops around meals or needing gas, but I have used the rest stops. I guess the "issue" is they are government buildings.



    no you cannot keep it in the glove box there legally.....a govt building is a public gathering and also anywhere 600ft away is also a public gather so...i recommend the Jiffy store ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantoms View Post
    no buildings at Rest Stops, car is fine as long as it's a public access parking lot


    this is wrong


    http://georgiapacking.org/caselaw/farmervstate.htm

    Having a gun accessible in a car up to 200 yards away may violate the public gathering provision.
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    Hasn't the rest stop law flipped back and forth in the last few years from no carry to yes carry back to no carry again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmodel65 View Post
    That applies to public gathering.

    From Georgiacarry.org:
    Q: I heard GCO’s President state that it is illegal to carry into the restrooms at interstate rest areas. Is this true?
    A: Yes. These are publicly owned or operated buildings and are therefore specifically listed as public gatherings. We hope the ones you visit are safe.
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    Notice this is "buildings".

    And then Gerogiacarry goes on to state:
    The courts have expanded the definition of public gathering to include the parking lot of a public gathering and leaving a firearm in a car off premises up to 200 yards away.

    The truth is you can ask several lawyers about the rest area parking lot and get several different answers. Is the parking lot there for the public gathering (only for people entering the buildings) or is it there as a public place, not gathering (for people to get out and stretch their legs).

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