if he was a resident and eligible he could car carry.... he is ineligible only because he doesnt meet the residency requirements(assuming no drug convictions of any kind its a GA prohibition for life) now according to current law someone who is ineligible is only allowed to OC, but according to current case law in GA he is pretty much SOL because its impossible to OC in a car in GA the courts have found
What about the alternate portion of the law, carrying the firearm in a glove box or console? And it doesn't say anywhere in the section that I saw that you had to be a resident of Georgia. Not trying to start an arguemnt, but want to know because I am driving from Sc to Fla myself next week for Thanksgiving with the in-laws.
If I read this correctly, you can transport it lawfully in a glove box or console:Subsection (d) of OCGA § 16-11-126 differentiates the lawful act of "transporting" a firearm in a motor vehicle
from the prohibited act of "concealing" it on or about one's person. Under that provision, it is permissible to
transport a gun in an automobile so long as it is done "in an open manner and fully exposed to view or in the glove
compartment, console, or similar compartment of the vehicle...." The phrase "in an open manner and fully exposed
to view" tracks the unambiguous language of subsection (a). Thus, it is clearly permissible to carry a firearm in a car
if it is openly exhibited to all on-lookers. Ross v. State, 255 Ga.App. 462, 463, 566 S.E.2d 47 (2002); Moody v.
State, supra at 769(1), 362 S.E.2d 499.
And this from Handgunlaw.us: Title 16, Chapter 11, Section 126
(c) This Code section shall not permit, outside of his or her home, motor vehicle, or place of
business, the concealed carrying of a pistol, revolver, or concealable firearm by any person
unless that person has on his or her person a valid license issued under Code Section 16-11-129
and the pistol, revolver, or firearm may only be carried in a shoulder holster, waist belt holster,
any other holster, hipgrip, or any other similar device, in which event the weapon may be
concealed by the person's clothing, or a handbag, purse, attache case, briefcase, or other closed
container. Carrying on the person in a concealed manner other than as provided in this subsection
shall not be permitted and shall be a violation of this Code section.
No Permit License Is needed to carry the firearm inside your Motor Vehicle either openly or
The GA Court of Appeals ruled in (Hubbard v. State, 210 Ga. App. 141, 143-44 1993) that if
you do not have a permit/license honored in GA you can only carry a firearm in “Your Own
Vehicle.” This means you can carry in “Your Own Vehicle” without a permit/license but if you
are riding in a vehicle that is not yours you must have a GA permit/license or a permit/license
that GA honors to carry a loaded firearm in the motor vehicle.