Question on transporting pistol across state lines(florida and georgia

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    Question on transporting pistol across state lines(florida and georgia

    Let me first say that I live in Florida, and I have a Florida Concealed Carry Permit. I will be driving up to georgia for the weekend, and staying with some family there. I am aware that Georgia will honor my permit--and thus I will be allowed to legally carry concealed there. HOWEVER---I am confused as to the process of actually transporting the firearm across state lines. Everything i'd read say's that even though I can carry legally in both florida and georgia, my handgun must be unloaded & in the trunk before crossing the line. Is this true?

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    If you have a ccw and your state has an agreement with ga then you should be ok. But check with you local laws anyway to make sure. oOr go to www.packing.org
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    Since you have a license you are fine. If you did not have one the gun must stay in the glove box or trunk while going through GA

    You should check GA laws to see if you must notify an officer if stopped and places you can not carry.
    Last edited by myusername; October 20th, 2006 at 02:56 AM.

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    Check packing.org because they will give you good info about this.
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    Try GA Packing.org, they are great!
    http://www.georgiapacking.org/

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    i agree with everyone who says check packing.org. i can also relay my personal experience which is:

    i live in florida and i've traveled to georgia and from what i understand, if you have a florida CWP, you don't have to do anything unusual like put your firearm in the trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafuta54 View Post
    Try GA Packing.org, they are great!
    http://www.georgiapacking.org/
    I was suprised to see that "Highway Rest Stop Buildings" are "Off-Limits" in Georgia. This is one place in particular I believe I would definitely want to carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMax View Post
    I was suprised to see that "Highway Rest Stop Buildings" are "Off-Limits" in Georgia. This is one place in particular I believe I would definitely want to carry.
    I agree. So don't stop at a rest stop or if you do don't ask and don't tell!
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    You have a Florida CCW.
    Put it on your belt , or wherever you carry it, and drive north.
    I do it once a month.
    Now we have to get South Carolina on board.

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    I go to Ga. frequently and I never worry about it. They honor my Fl. permit. I just remember where the off limits places are there and keep it concealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirForceShooter View Post
    You have a Florida CCW.
    Put it on your belt , or wherever you carry it, and drive north.
    I do it once a month.
    Now we have to get South Carolina on board.

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    Would be nice. But SC is one of those places you can simply leave it in the Glove box or a console. Don't have to unload it. This is without a CCW even. However you do have to declaire you have it if stopped. So I would declaire it even so with the same proceedure if stopped. "Officer I have a Florida CCW and I have a loaded gun in that Console". Then let the chips fall where they may. I would not have it on my person for that part of the trip. You should be OK. By the way, SC specificaly allows carry at Rest Areas. For CCW's that is.

    Hopefully SC and Fla will all work it out soon. We all would benifit from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMax View Post
    I was suprised to see that "Highway Rest Stop Buildings" are "Off-Limits" in Georgia. This is one place in particular I believe I would definitely want to carry.

    On this forum, I am learning more and more about the various truly disgusting "compromises" that seem to have been made to get CCW passed in various states.

    The idea that CCW is banned from highway rest stops is ASININE. That is EXACTLY a perfect example of a place where people might end up needing a defensive firearm. Interstate travel, dead of night... You do the math.

    Some places have signs saying that there is armed security at night. I have seen such signs in Florida here. Not sure if that is the case in GA. And even if it is, security patrol guys can't be everywhere to protect you. One guy for the whole rest stop, yeah, what's he gonna do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnBald View Post
    I go to Ga. frequently and I never worry about it. They honor my Fl. permit. I just remember where the off limits places are there and keep it concealed.
    Well, of course, the issue is that if you do end up needing it, and you're in a place where you're not allowed to be CCWing it, when the authorities find out that you had been carrying, you may well face charges for that, right?

    Or is it a defense against improper carry, that you ended up needing the gun for lawful self defense?

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    I have now made a habit of checking the state's laws pertaining to carrying while travelling, AND printing a copy to hand to an officer just in case something happens. Definately a suggestion for travel through SC. A lot of LEO here don't know that you can carry in the console.

    I have come to realize, that MANY LEO don't know there state's laws on CCW or travel w/ weapon.
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