This is a discussion on Georgia Working On Concealed Weapons Law within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by JoJoGunn Well, for one thing, the article did not say anything about reciprocity. Does this mean they might be changing and will ...
"The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree..."
Nunn v. State GA 1848
I hope this passes, I would love to be able to carry on my campus. Though I never really feel endangered there, school shootings happen and I would love to be able to defend myself if the need arose.
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The nastier natives in downtown Atlanta, who roam away from home, do not worry about legally carrying and concealing their fun guns, or about fighting nice polite moderate tolerant surrounding suburbanites...like my sister and her husband in Acworth, who refuse to buy or hide or use a handgun inside their nice big house next to that golf course, of course. Not that they know or care, but they were a lot safer when I was armed and staying with them down there.
Unfortunately the law says that Non Resident licenses can only be offered to those that own property. Hard to change that one because we are busy trying to change some more important things, at least to us. Your version of it has merit though. Perhaps make so the applicant has to be licensed already in their own state. I would call it a "Neighbors License" or some such. I like the idea of it.
Two years back we had a bill that we lost control of that would have fixed this. Unfortunately some caved and compromised. We had a version that simply said "we will take yours if you take ours" and it was to be taken out of the hands of SLED to determine "same conditions of issue". There was a last minute compromise that essentially gutted it. It then said SLED must accept those that are same conditions and SLED was to go out and determine who did and list them. It however did not set an time table and SLED continues to drag along even doing that. We more of less lost that one because some among us were willing to compromise and the compromise was a bad one.
All Georgia forum members reading this thread should join GeorgiaCarry.org, and help us repeal the confusing and antiquated "Public Gathering Law", and enact other needed concealed carry reforms. Membership is only $15 a year. You can join at most gun shows around the state, we have tables at just about every show.
Also, call or send letters to your state representatives, politely asking them to support H.B. 615. (E-mails are worthless, most reps delete them.) This is extremely important, and all help is appreciated.
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I'm going to follow 2Adefender's advice and join GeorgiaCarry.org.
I wish CCW's were treated like drivers' licenses. Obtain one in the state you live in and it's valid everywhere...
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