Well, my birthday is this weekend and we are going to Stone Mountain, GA. and teh GA Aquarium. So I did the quick run through of Packing.org and printed off almost everything that pertains. I do have a SC CWP, but it is not honored by GA.
Car/Gun law summary
Date updated: Feb 14, 2007 @ 8:15 pm
Information below is found in Georgia Code 16-11-126(d)
No Georgia permit (but wouldn't be denied from obtaining one) or a permit from a non-reciprocal state(and not listed as one of the ineligible):
You can transport a loaded firearm in any private passenger motor vehicle in an open manner and fully exposed to view or in the glove compartment, console, or similar compartment of the vehicle.
Also you can also carry your firearm enclosed in a case, unloaded, and separated from its ammunition.
Guess I can work with this issue........
Stone Mountain Park (not a part of State Parks and Historic Areas)
The Stone Mountain Memorial Association is an authority created by the State of Georgia. Stone Mountain Park is owned and operated by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. As a state created authority, it is possibly outside of the pre-emption law, OCGA 16-11-173, that by its terms applies to cities and counties. It is a civil offense to have a firearm or knife designed for offense or defense on the property, this includes the parking lot. If found the weapon will be taken and you will be fined. DeKalb County Magistrate Court handles the case.
So what do I do with my handgun at this point??? I do NOT want to leave it at the hotel, but I legally cannot carry it in my vehicle onto Stone Mountain property.
Georgia Aquarium........ What do I do with it here?