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1st time leaving FL cc.

Going to GA over the Memorial day holiday. Been reading up on their cc laws, similar to FL. I thought I read they have open carry? Am I correct? Anything I might need to know so I don't have any issues while visiting?

Thanks in advance.:smile:
 

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1st time leaving FL cc.

Going to GA over the Memorial day holiday. Been reading up on their cc laws, similar to FL. I thought I read they have open carry? Am I correct? Anything I might need to know so I don't have any issues while visiting?

Thanks in advance.:smile:
Stay CC...Memorial Day equals drunken fools.

Just my humble opinion.
 

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So true. I'm not gonna open carry, I don't want to be the 1st 1 shot at the 7-11 when the idiot walks in to rob the place! I don't need to advertise, I just like the security, and I think the odds are better if I can surprise the thief if needed.

Stay CC...Memorial Day equals drunken fools.

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Georgia has a Weapons Carry Permit. You carry your weapon how you wish. It applies to firearms as well as fixed blade knives. I prefer to cc but many people in GA open carry. If I was visiting I would conceal so it would be a non-issue.
 

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If you OC in College Park, or East Point, you will probably get attacked by gangs better armed than you.

However, if you OC in Roswell, or Buckhead, the residents will probably call in MWAG reports.

If, however, you OC in MY county (Gwinnett), just be sure to bring your English/Spanish and your English/Korean dictionaries with you.
 

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Georgia has a Weapons Carry Permit. You carry your weapon how you wish. It applies to firearms as well as fixed blade knives. I prefer to cc but many people in GA open carry. If I was visiting I would conceal so it would be a non-issue.
It applies to fixed blades or folders with a blade over 5".

Also I believe the GA has a holster requirement even for in car carry, I'll look that up

Nope they apparently don't have that law

http://www.georgiapacking.org/law.php
Until a few years ago a holster was required to conceal a firearm while carrying. That's the only holster law I'm aware of us having since I've been carrying.


To the OP,
Enjoy your trip and carry however you wish. Georgia is generally a very firearm friendly state.
 

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There is no substitute for reading the laws, but if you have questions the site to look at is Welcome to GeorgiaPacking.org. They have a lot of good information on where you can and cannot carry, local ordinances, etc.

Oh, and while OC is legal here, I would stick to CC unless you are way outside of Atlanta. I have nothing aganst OC, but CC will make for a better experience while you're here.
 

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Yes, we have OC. Stay off of campuses with a gun. Don't go into a church. Stay out of public buildings. Don't go shooting if you're intoxicated, duh. You can carry in restaurants - even the bar area. You can't carry into dedicated bars.
 

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Thanks to all, I know the state pretty well as I spent a few years living in Ala. Roll Tide.....(sorry). Drove for a grocery company out of Anniston. Going to Dawsonville to visit friends who moved there from FL. I am definitely gonna cc as I really don't like to advertise my position. Thanks for the Georgia Carry : An information clearinghouse for Georgia Firearms License issues and news web site, have been there already but will visit several times to make sure I'm on top of the law. Went to the actual state of Ga site for laws also. If open carry comes to FL. I think I'll pass!
 

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... You can carry in restaurants - even the bar area. You can't carry into dedicated bars.
Attended a meeting where the Gwinnett County District Attorney spoke. He said Gwinnett County does not issue a "bar" license, so anyplace in the county that serves food and alcohol is a restaurant. There are no places that serve only alcohol.
 

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At least GA honors FL permits. They don't honor VA. Bummer.
 

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Glad I won't have any issues with my visit next month, I get uncomfortable if I don't have my pistol with me. It is amazing how fast I got used to taking it everywhere.
 

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If you have time to sight see around Dawsonville, go north not south (towards Atlanta). Lots of nice outdoors activities close by, plenty of national forest, state parks, etc.
Dahlonega is just down the road, as is Amicalola Falls, while Brasstown Bald is a little farther north.

The farther you stay from Atlanta and it's surrounding area the better your trip will be.
 

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Thanks, may pm you as the date gets closer. Friends live in/near Dawsonville. Gonna be there 4-5 days. I know they talk a lot about seeing Bill Elliot (and his son Chase) on a regular basis. Would like to site see. When I lived in Anniston drove for a grocery company and did a lot of delivery around Atlanta. This was 79 to 84. Only ever really went to six flags over there. Have relatives in East point. (I know my way around 285, I knew exactly what lane to be in to go where)!!! 10-4 on staying away from Atlanta!

If you have time to sight see around Dawsonville, go north not south (towards Atlanta). Lots of nice outdoors activities close by, plenty of national forest, state parks, etc.
Dahlonega is just down the road, as is Amicalola Falls, while Brasstown Bald is a little farther north.

The farther you stay from Atlanta and it's surrounding area the better your trip will be.
 
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