Georgia,North Carolina carry questions

Georgia,North Carolina carry questions

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    Georgia,North Carolina carry questions

    Hi All, I`m leaving for a trip through Georgia into North Carolina next week with my Florida CWP. I will be carrying as usual but was a little unsure of notifying LEO if I was stopped for anything. I know in No. Carolina you have to declare you`re carrying but what is the law in Georgia?. Any advice on both States would be appreciated!. Thanks!


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    NC Handgun Laws from the state Dept. of Justice.

    This should give you just about any info you need.
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    No need to inform in GA.

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    www.handgunlaws.us has it all

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    GeorgiaPacking.Org has all the latest info on GA gun laws.

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    One is not required to inform an officer of a weapon in GA. In fact, I would strongly advise against it. Due to the recent ruling in Megesi v. State, an officer may “secure” any weapon of which he is made aware. He may go into your vehicle without your consent to do so. Here is one of the pertinent quotes from the ruling:
    The issue presented here is whether it is permissible under our federal and state Constitutions for an officer involved in a traffic stop to temporarily take physical possession of a firearm in a vehicle even though the driver has not given the officer reason to think he is dangerous. We conclude that our Constitutions permit such a practice.
    So just keep that in mind.

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    Remember a rest area in Georgia is a State Building.
    And in SC put it in the trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirForceShooter View Post
    Remember a rest area in Georgia is a State Building.
    And in SC put it in the trunk.

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    Glove box is okay in SC as well.

    Note the distinction in the GA "public gathering" law. Publicly owned buildings are off limits. Not all publicly owned property. But, you may not legally carry "to" or "while at" them. So, technically, leaving the gun in your car while in the rest stop taking a leak is illegal since you carried "to" the "public gathering."

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    From past experiences, state troopers are more comfortable with CCW and are very professional. Local LEO's not so much so. Just make sure to disclose CCW holding UP FRONT in NC.

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    As for Georgia, the only officers I've seen get nervous are those in Atlanta. I've never had any problem anywhere else.

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    tag, good thread!
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    My Thanks to All for the good info!!.

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