Georgia Park Repeals Firearm Ban

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    Georgia Park Repeals Firearm Ban

    I received this from Stephen Wenger in his daily email updates on issues that effect firearms.

    The Board of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association has repealed its long-standing ban on the carrying of firearms in Stone Mountain Park. In its place, the Board enacted an ordinance banning the possession of firearms for people without GFLs. People with GFLs no longer are disallowed from carrying, but they are required in the new ordinance to notify the park police “as soon as possible after entering the park” of the presence of the firearm. In addition, consuming alcohol is prohibited. GCO is reviewing the revised ordinance and has not announced how the revisions will affect, if at all, GCO’s lawsuit against SMMA.

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    notify the park police ?

    I hope the Fed parks dont' go that way

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    Just GA ccws?
    That sucks.

    "as soon as possible after entering the park"
    That could be as I leave.

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    they are allowed to make a law demanding notification due to preemption. they can only pass discharge ordinances
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    Sounds like those of us with out of state permits (that are otherwise recognized in GA) are still out of luck at Stone Mountain. Oh well, guess I'll spend my money somewhere else.
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    asap = never since they cant require you to do so
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmodel65 View Post
    asap = never since they cant require you to do so

    Exactly.This is their feeble attempt to keep GeorgiaCarry from handing them their asses in court.

    IMO this new requirement is also null and void since Ga does not require that you notify LEOs that you are carrying unless asked.

    As far as out of state permits, I see no reason why carrying at Stone Mountain would be any different from carrying at any other State Park mall or restaurant in Ga. Sometimes these things are worded incorrectly out of ignorance (the Ga State Parks website says, unless it has been corrected, that cc weapons are allowed, when in fact Ga allows both open and concealed carry) and sometimes they are done on purpose in hopes that people will not know better.

    For anyone unfamiliar with GeorgiaCarry.Org, I suggest you check out the website to fully appreciate what they have accomplished for we who choose to carry in the Peach State.

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    Will this apply to ccw's from states with reciprocity? Is there an effective date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by past60 View Post
    Will this apply to ccw's from states with reciprocity? Is there an effective date?
    It will apply to all permits that GA Honors. Look at
    http://www.georgiacarry.com/smma/1099_001.pdf
    It is dated and that is the date it went into effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slider View Post
    It will apply to all permits that GA Honors. Look at
    http://www.georgiacarry.com/smma/1099_001.pdf
    It is dated and that is the date it went into effect.
    Thank you, Gary. Will make a Thanksgiving trip to Georgia a little less complicated.

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    I was at an amusement part (wild adventures) that is owned by the same family this weekend. They have it posted no wepons including knives. This weekend I didnt have to go through emptying my pockets and be checked with a wand by security to enter. I thanked them for not asking me to wave my 2nd amendment rights. She replied we are making some changes and smiled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKR View Post
    Exactly.This is their feeble attempt to keep GeorgiaCarry from handing them their asses in court.

    IMO this new requirement is also null and void since Ga does not require that you notify LEOs that you are carrying unless asked.

    As far as out of state permits, I see no reason why carrying at Stone Mountain would be any different from carrying at any other State Park mall or restaurant in Ga. Sometimes these things are worded incorrectly out of ignorance (the Ga State Parks website says, unless it has been corrected, that cc weapons are allowed, when in fact Ga allows both open and concealed carry) and sometimes they are done on purpose in hopes that people will not know better.

    For anyone unfamiliar with GeorgiaCarry.Org, I suggest you check out the website to fully appreciate what they have accomplished for we who choose to carry in the Peach State.

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    we have no duty to inform if asked either ;)
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    be careful at places like that they could be considered a public gathering, stone mountain is different as it is state land
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    When I read Georgia rules, I get confused about carrying in a park or rest area, when in says "not in Buildings". Does that mean if I go to Stone Mountain I can't enter any building? If so, what's the advantage to the old system. If there are buildings, and I assume there are, I would either have to leave my pistol in the car or forever wait outside while everyone else sees the sights. If I can't carry in restrooms on the highway or in Parks, I wonder what's the point - it's the restrooms in such places that are sometimes the most scary.

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