Open Carry in Georgia while Riding a Motorcycle?

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    Open Carry in Georgia while Riding a Motorcycle?

    i read the GA law, say open carry allowed in vehicle....

    be ok to OWB holstered while riding thru Georgia ? going to fla which recognizes SC CWP

    pull jacket up to open carry when you hit the GA line, then put jacket back over it when i hit florida ?

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    With a SC permit? I highly doubt it. If you step off of your bike for one second, wouldn't that make you breaking the law? I don't know much about firearms and motorcycles, but I do know that to carry (a handgun, at all), you need a valid permit with reciprocity.

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    I wouldn't be stopping....just shoot right thru GA....... but if it's not clear, i'll just drop my ccw in the saddle bags.........

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    Well, here is what I got from gapacking.org

    "If you are not ineligible for a license to carry, you can carry in any private passenger motorized vehicle, provided that the owner (or other legal representative of the property) has not forbid posession of weapons or long guns on the property (the difference between this and the first one is that you can carry in someone elses car provided you could get a GWL and they do not forbid you posessing it in their car)."

    Here is the official law from Lexis:


    16-11-126. Having or carrying handguns, long guns, or other weapons; license requirement; exceptions for homes, motor vehicles, and other locations and conditions; penalties for violations


    (a) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry on his or her person a weapon or long gun on his or her property or inside his or her home, motor vehicle, or place of business without a valid weapons carry license.


    (b) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry on his or her person a long gun without a valid weapons carry license, provided that if the long gun is loaded, it shall only be carried in an open and fully exposed manner.

    (c) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry any handgun provided that it is enclosed in a case and unloaded.

    (d) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun who is eligible for a weapons carry license may transport a handgun or long gun in any private passenger motor vehicle; provided, however, that private property owners or persons in legal control of property through a lease, rental agreement, licensing agreement, contract, or any other agreement to control access to such property shall have the right to forbid possession of a weapon or long gun on their property, except as provided in Code Section 16-11-135.

    (e) Any person licensed to carry a handgun or weapon in any other state whose laws recognize and give effect to a license issued pursuant to this part shall be authorized to carry a weapon in this state, but only while the licensee is not a resident of this state; provided, however, that such licensee shall carry the weapon in compliance with the laws of this state.

    (f) Any person with a valid hunting or fishing license on his or her person, or any person not required by law to have a hunting or fishing license, who is engaged in legal hunting, fishing, or sport shooting when the person has the permission of the owner of the land on which the activities are being conducted may have or carry on his or her person a handgun or long gun without a valid weapons carry license while hunting, fishing, or engaging in sport shooting.

    (g) Notwithstanding Code Sections 12-3-10, 27-3-1.1, 27-3-6, and 16-12-122 through 16-12-127, any person with a valid weapons carry license may carry a weapon in all parks, historic sites, or recreational areas, as such term is defined in Code Section 12-3-10, including all publicly owned buildings located in such parks, historic sites, and recreational areas, in wildlife management areas, and on public transportation; provided, however, that a person shall not carry a handgun into a place where it is prohibited by federal law.

    (h) (1) No person shall carry a weapon without a valid weapons carry license unless he or she meets one of the exceptions to having such license as provided in subsections (a) through (g) of this Code section.

    (2) A person commits the offense of carrying a weapon without a license when he or she violates the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection.

    (i) Upon conviction of the offense of carrying a weapon without a valid weapons carry license, a person shall be punished as follows:

    (1) For the first offense, he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; and

    (2) For the second offense within five years, as measured from the dates of previous arrests for which convictions were obtained to the date of the current arrest for which a conviction is obtained, and for any subsequent offense, he or she shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned for not less than two years and not more than five years.

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    If GA recognizes SC permits, you're good for OC or CC in Georgia.

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    I rode for 29years before medical issue have stopped my rideing or at least its enjoyment. Never did under stand if you can conduct your everday affairs at work around the job working around the house and driveing a car and CC why would you change for rideing your cycle. I never found it an issue. I have done CC since it became legal to carry in Florida and now in NC.

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    well, i do not own a car, I do own 5 motorcycles...so i do not carry in my car...

    however, i dont think that anwsers my question.

    GA does not recognize SC cwp... so can not legally do that.

    i thought that maybe the same rule would apply to motorcycle as it does to a car.

    in the bill shown above, it does state motor vehicle.

    Walking into a store anywhere, I am far less concerned about being found out. however, a traffic stop is the most likely scenario for being caught. right now my only concern is GA as i travel to fla.

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    The way I read the law quoted above, you would be able to OC in GA. The law states motor vehicle which a motorcycle is. As long as your on the motorcycle you should be covered. However if stopped for any reason, if asked to get off the motorcycle, you are no longer in/on the motor vehicle and thus in violation of the law.
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