To Conceal or Not to Conceal

To Conceal or Not to Conceal

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    To Conceal or Not to Conceal

    Hey guys. Got a small dilemma on my hands. I will be driving to Atlanta, GA tomorrow morning and I wanted to travel with my Beretta M9 for obvious reasons. But as some of you may know, there is no reciprocity agreement between VA (where I'm from) and GA for CHP holders. So I'm wondering and would like your input: Should I go ahead and travel with it and just leave it in my vehicle or just leave it at home and carry some other form of protection like a knife or something??

    I know some of you may think I'm crazy for wanting to conceal it in my vehicle but I've never been to GA and I don't know what it's like down there. Please let me know what you guys think!

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    I wouldn't travel without it. Do what you have to do when you are in the state to comply with GA laws. Are you good for the other states you'll drive through or will you need to adhere to federal laws of transport?
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    A New Hampshire non-resident permit, obtainable by mail with a very quick turnaround time will eliminate this dilemma next time. Pricey, but simple.
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    I found the below at the FAQ page of georgiacarry.org

    I Do Not Have a Firearms License. What Can I Do?
    Q: I don’t have a Georgia Weapons License. Can I carry in my car?
    A: Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry on his or her person a weapon or long gun on his or her property or inside his or her home, motor vehicle, or place of business without a valid weapons carry license. In addition, such person may carry a long gun, which must be carried openly if loaded. Moreover, such person may carry in his or her own motor vehicle. Finally, if such person is eligible for a Georgia Weapons License, he or she may carry in any private passenger motor vehicle.

    However I am not a lawyer so do whatever you do at your own risk.
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    Re: To Conceal or Not to Conceal

    What does this have to do with concealed or not, or carry for that matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    What does this have to do with concealed or not, or carry for that matter?

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    Concealed carry via motor vehicle.


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    If it's a choice between no carry or open carry - it would depend on where in Atlanta I was going, for how long, why...etc...

    It's a personal choice. Check out handgunlaw.us for lots of good info and links to state laws.

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    As others said, you may carry in your vehicle. It does not have to be concealed. Welcome to GeorgiaPacking.org This web page has Georgia's gun laws in plain english making it easy to understand. Do not leave your pistol at home.

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    You are a big boy now. If you are going to follow the advice of a forum, particularly when one of your options is illegal, you are not very smart. Personally, you have a responsibility that has been given to you by your state to carry a handgun; don't want to follow it "just because", and get arrested for same, face the consequences, which should also include, as far as I am concerned, confiscation or at least a lengthy process, and revocation of the CCWP in VA.

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    You "don't know what it's like down there"? You think you are going to a third world country? Geez! Grow a pair! Bad things CAN happen anywhere, anytime. But don't stress out over it. I'd be more worried about the drive down I85 than whether I should have my gun in GA!!!

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    I agree with Mike1956 try to get the New Hampshire permit. I got mine just before the price went up and am good to go from Virginia to Florida in addition to other states. It was quite easy. All I had to do was send a copy of my Virginia Permit, the application, and a check. I also sent a few extra documents to assist in the process but they were not needed.

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    Last time I checked, it was $100.00. Not that long ago it was $30.00. From the paperwork I printed, you needed to copy both sides of your carry permit, even if only one side has printing on it. As I recall, you didn't need to send a fingerprint card either. Of course, this could have changed.
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    Well Chop. How was your trip down to Atlanta? Did you survive it?

    I live in Atlanta. You came at a good time. I haven't heard any shots for days now, and most of the bodies have been carried off.
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    Man people make GA sounds like its a war zone...its not...check out GAPacking.org and you will that you can carry it in your car loaded 1 in the pipe and in plain view or glove compartment and you are good. Atlanta is a huge City so you could be anywhere and I doubt you will end up in any questionable area's unless you are looking for those areas intentionally.

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