Passing through GA?

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    Passing through GA?

    My wife has her ccw for ohio and will be traveling down to Florida. From the maps I have seen Florida recognizes ohio permit holders. For starters she will be going through GA so what do I need to tell her to stay legal and is it even legal. Second does Florida have any kind of cap restriction she will be traveling with a Glock 23. Sorry if these are bad questions to some people. I travel all the time with my weapon but usually stay between ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

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    The GA Court of Appeals ruled in (Hubbard v. State,210 Ga.App. 141, 143-441993) that if you do not have a permit/license honored in GA you can only carry a firearm in “Your Own Vehicle.” This means you can carry in “Your Own Vehicle” without a permit/license but if you are riding in a vehicle that is not yours you must have permission of the person who has legal control of the vehicle

    Glock 23 in Florida is OK. Here is a good place to look.

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/
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    Thanks we are borrowing the vehicle but I will ask the owner

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    This is a reason some get a Utah permit. While GA does not honor Ohio, it does honor Utah. It sounds like, with permission from the owner, you should be covered for the few hours you will be in GA.

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    GA isn't that big. Gas up and get a bite to eat prior to entering and drive on through. Then welcome to FL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    GA isn't that big.
    That depends on your route. You can be through GA pretty quickly on I-95, it can take quite a bit longer if you come down I-75.

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    I can make it from S.FL to Dalton, GA (northern end) in 10.5 hours, so driving thru GA isn't a 2-day ordeal.
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    GA has pretty friendly gun laws. However, I'm not sure what people are telling you is correct or not. I know that residents can carry in their (or permissible) vehicle without a permit. I don't know about non-residents, though. I'll try to read up on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I can make it from S.FL to Dalton, GA (northern end) in 10.5 hours, so driving thru GA isn't a 2-day ordeal.
    Long enough to obey the gun laws.

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    Ok, so here is the law. The only part I am unsure about is in bold. ...Who is eligible? Is this referring to simply "having a clean record"? That's what I would assume, but I'm no lawyer. I think you are good to go, but... Anyone want to chime in?

    O.C.G.A. 16-11-126
    Having or carrying handguns, long guns, or other weapons; license requirement; exceptions for homes, motor vehicles, and other locations and conditions; penalties for violations

    (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.

    (d) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun who is eligible for a weapons carry license may transport a handgun or long gun in any private passenger motor vehicle; provided, however, that private property owners or persons in legal control of property through a lease, rental agreement, licensing agreement, contract, or any other agreement to control access to such property shall have the right to forbid possession of a weapon or long gun on their property, except as provided in Code Section 16-11-135.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    GA isn't that big. Gas up and get a bite to eat prior to entering and drive on through. Then welcome to FL.
    I 95 about 2 hours SC to FL

    I 75 about 7 hours TN to FL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotus222 View Post
    Ok, so here is the law. The only part I am unsure about is in bold. ...Who is eligible? Is this referring to simply "having a clean record"? That's what I would assume, but I'm no lawyer. I think you are good to go, but... Anyone want to chime in?
    If there is no prohibition against your having a firearm in your possession: carry of firearm in a personal vehicle is legal as long as owner of vehicle does not say otherwise. You are the person who decides your legality; if you question your legality then you probably are not legal. I would advise to err on the conservative side. Law enfiorcement will simply go by the normal rules to decide your legality, no felony convictions, family violence, mental illness, ect.
    If you feel ok: mind your own business and just go about it. I know that bad things happen all the time but think about how many people pass thru the state of GA on I 75 on a daily basis. Keep your speed reasonable and wave to us as you pass by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreddy View Post
    Long enough to obey the gun laws.
    My point is: If you think it's necessary, secure the firearm in the trunk per federal law and drive on thru, the same as I would were I driving thru IL. It can be done if transporting a firearm thru GA is that big of a deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    My point is: If you think it's necessary, secure the firearm in the trunk per federal law and drive on thru, the same as I would were I driving thru IL. It can be done if transporting a firearm thru GA is that big of a deal.
    OK. That was not the way I read it.

    I read it as "you won't be there long enough for it to matter."

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    Follow federal transport laws as you pass through.

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