FL Permit traveling through GA, SC, NC, and staying in VA

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    FL Permit traveling through GA, SC, NC, and staying in VA

    So I am getting ready for a holiday trip. I have a FL carry permit and will be driving the first day into Charlotte, NC spending the night and finishing in moumtains on northern VA.

    Questions: I know my permit is good through all states. Can I carry the whole time? What is the issue with interstate trans? Isn't it different for personal use? Also, any major differing laws I need to be concerned with?

    Thanks!

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    Up to the minute Florida reciprocity information can be found here:

    Concealed Carry Reciprocity - Division of Licensing, FDACS

    That page also has links to each state's CCW information.

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    Just did that, ending my trip in NC. The answer is Yes, you can carry (reciprocy is okay for GA, SC, NC), but I'm not sure on VA, as I was going htere, so I didn't bother to check. No problem with the interstate travel.

    One noticiable difference on places you can't carry is in SC and NC, possibly GA, you cannot carry a concealed weapon into ANY place that sells alcohol for consumption on premises, unlike FL where you can carry into an alcohol-serving restaurant.
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    Do any of these states have laws on informing the officer if stopped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kgregson View Post
    Do any of these states have laws on informing the officer if stopped?
    NC you have to notify.

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    Florida permit is good in VA.
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    SC you have to notify.

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    Something to remember. A not so funny quirk in the GA law forbids carrying in a highway reststop building, like the restrooms.

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    Don't worry about Virginia. Your Florida permit is fine here. We also allow open carry for anyone legal to own a gun, VA resident or not. Just keep in mind that if you go to a resturaunt or other establishment that sells alcohol for on premises consumption you can't carry concealed but can open carry. Have a safe trip and enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
    ....... Just keep in mind that if you go to a resturaunt or other establishment that sells alcohol for on premises consumption you can't carry concealed but can open carry.
    Didn't know that you can open carry in a establishment that sells alcohol in Va. Thanks for the info. Wish SC would come around with our resturaunt carry laws.
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    They call it "The Virginia Tuck" rule. Going into a restaurant that sells alcohol for consupmtion you simply tuck your shirt behind your holster so that it is open carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigs View Post
    Something to remember. A not so funny quirk in the GA law forbids carrying in a highway reststop building, like the restrooms.
    Stupid! If there is only one place I would want to carry it would be in a highway rest stop.

    Originally in KansAs some I 70 and I 135 rest stops were posted. Within a month the signs disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigs View Post
    Something to remember. A not so funny quirk in the GA law forbids carrying in a highway reststop building, like the restrooms.
    and the land around it according to case law.....so stop at the jiffy marts
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigs View Post
    Something to remember. A not so funny quirk in the GA law forbids carrying in a highway reststop building, like the restrooms.
    NC is opposite. Rest areas/stops are some of the few state owned areas you can carry in. At least we got something right. Now for that Alcohol law to get fixed.

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