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Since moving, I finally got around to changing out my driver's license, vehicle registrations and applying for a Georgia carry permit. I still own the address on my South Carolina permit, but they took my South Carolina driver's license when they issued my Georgia license, invalidating my South Carolina carry permit. I still can carry in Georgia on my Utah non-resident, but I work mostly in South Carolina, and they don't recognize the Utah permit. I live right on the state line, so it's fruitless to attempt to carry at all until my Georgia permit comes.

After carrying every day for the last 10 years, it's a strange feeling, walking around unarmed. I'll still be armed at home and in my office, but nowhere else. For the first time, I'm also going to be "that guy" that stores a firearm in his vehicle. I'm going to pick up a small cable-lock safe today. I've always believed that storing a firearm in a vehicle was a terrible idea until now.

At least it's only 30 days. I was also encouraged by the long line of people lined up at the court house to apply for a carry permit. All of whom were young women or old men. In chatting with them, none of them had previous permits and were going to carry for the first time. They're waking up to the new changes to their nation.
 

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I hope I'm wrong but I thought it took 60 days to be a resident??
It's actually 90 days to earn 'residency', the 30 days is processing time period for the permit. The girl at the counter was gleefully turning people away on the 90 day requirement. I showed her bills to my name at the new address going back to March (I own both homes and spent a good amount of time refurbishing the new one prior to moving in). Then she thought she'd trip me up with the $75.50 cash requirement, which I also had on me. She seemed genuinely disappointed that she couldn't disqualify me.
 

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It's actually 90 days to earn 'residency', the 30 days is processing time period for the permit. The girl at the counter was gleefully turning people away on the 90 day requirement. I showed her bills to my name at the new address going back to March (I own both homes and spent a good amount of time refurbishing the new one prior to moving in). Then she thought she'd trip me up with the $75.50 cash requirement, which I also had on me. She seemed genuinely disappointed that she couldn't disqualify me.
Sounds like a government employee...
 

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Wasn't there something about SC that allowed for a property owner to have a non resident SC permit?

I don't remember the specifics but I recall there being an allowance for property holders.


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Seems there might be an avenue for you on their app form.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
 

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I just finished a week long fishing trip in the Canadian Soviet Socialist Republic. I like visiting the CSSR, but I hate having to be unarmed.
 

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Wasn't there something about SC that allowed for a property owner to have a non resident SC permit?

I don't remember the specifics but I recall there being an allowance for property holders.<snip>
Yes, SC now offers non-res permits to those who own real property in our state. I would check with SLED to see if you can convert your permit to non-res.

As far as the length of time it takes to become a resident, I don't know Georgia law. I believe the Supremes have ruled that residency requirements are unconstitutional for such things as public assistance. We used to have a time of residency requirement for permits, but dropped it years ago. Our permit law now defines resident as an "individual who is present in South Carolina with the intention of making a permanent home in South Carolina or military personnel on permanent change of station orders." (See SC Code of Laws 23-31-210 (1) at Code of Laws - Title 23 - Chapter 31 - Firearms.)

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Wasn't there something about SC that allowed for a property owner to have a non resident SC permit?

I don't remember the specifics but I recall there being an allowance for property holders.


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Seems there might be an avenue for you on their app form.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Yup. I intend to apply for an SC non-resident because I own other land in SC that I'll be holding long-term. However, that should be overkill because SC and GA now (or are about to) reciprocate. I know Haley signed it, but is it law now?
 

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I am sure you will be fine, but it is always comforting to be packing. Stay safe and good luck in the new endeavor.
 
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It may not take 30 days. The time to process varies by how busy the probate judge in your county of residence. I have heard of people getting their permits within 15 days, and I have heard of people who have had to wait more than the 30 days you indicated. What county are you in?

Have you checked out Welcome to GeorgiaPacking.org, and have you joined Georgia Carry : An information clearinghouse for Georgia Firearms License issues and news? Both organizations work very hard for gun rights in Georgia.

Unfortunately, our cowardly Gov refused to sign a bill which would have allowed a 60 (I think it was 60) day grace period for permitted people moving to GA to utilize their previous permits.

It sounds like you are already well aware GA allows non-permitted carry:
1) In your home
2) In your car
3) On your property (for people who may own additional property)
4) In your place of business (if you are the business owner)

Welcome to GA.
 
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OMG! You're gonna die!
 
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Paperwork required with CC has always sucked.
 

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I just finished a week long fishing trip in the Canadian Soviet Socialist Republic. I like visiting the CSSR, but I hate having to be unarmed.
The Canadians are monitoring you !
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