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    Returning to Georgia

    The family and I will be relocating to Waycross the weekend before Christmas. I have learned so much from the VA forums about the carry laws in VA. I am hoping to continue getting advice and learning about GA carry laws from this forum. We will be joining georgiacarry.org as soon as we get settled. We both had to get PA non resident permits so we could carry until we can get our GA permits. There are alot of meet and greets in VA, does anyone in ever have any of these type of meetings. Looking forward to getting settled in and joining the fight to protect our 2A rights in the great state of GA.

    The Sammons Family

    Owen, Amanda, and Austin (14yo)

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    http://www.georgiapacking.org/forum/...080a2f96f09ebc


    look under general events for get togethers
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    Sammonds Family:

    Unfortunately..., The Carry Laws in Georgia are MORE Restrictive than The Carry Laws in Virginia.

    However..., This may Change soon!

    Review Georgia Code 16-11-127(b).

    aadvark

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    welcome from brunswick!

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    Welcome from Saint Marys

    Welcome from Saint Marys.

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    I have beel looking through some of the available web sites, but I can not find answers to some of my questions.

    1. Is GA a must inform state
    2. Do you need proof of a firearms course
    3. Dang it, I forgot the other question......

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic View Post
    I have beel looking through some of the available web sites, but I can not find answers to some of my questions.

    1. Is GA a must inform state
    2. Do you need proof of a firearms course
    3. Dang it, I forgot the other question......
    1. Nope.
    2. No
    3. Yes, but it must be notarized by your family physician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRuley View Post
    Greetings from Jesup, we aren't far apart, may see you around. We have a group of guys that pretty much all oc who get together once or twice a month in the Jesup / Baxley / Blackshear area. When I get a call with the date and time, I'll post it on here for you. I'm the only member of that group that is on this site though.
    Thank you, I would love to get together with others. I was actually born in Jesup. I will keep looking for info on a meet and greet.

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    My return...

    I have also returned to GA, and was met with an immedeate flurry of back-asswards-ness. However, once it was straightened out, I obtained a Driver License, and I have completed the CCW procedure.
    "Most people respect the badge. Everybody... respects the gun."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPS MARINE View Post
    I have also returned to GA, and was met with an immedeate flurry of back-asswards-ness. However, once it was straightened out, I obtained a Driver License, and I have completed the CCW procedure.

    What part of GA are you in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic View Post
    What part of GA are you in.
    Atlanta
    "Most people respect the badge. Everybody... respects the gun."

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    What is a "CCW"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfish View Post
    What is a "CCW"?
    I have been corrected. In Georgia, it's a GWP (Georgia Weapon Permit). It does however allow the owner to carry a concealed weapon. And to answer the question more directly, a CCW is a permit for Carry of a Concealed Weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPS MARINE View Post
    I have been corrected. In Georgia, it's a GWP (Georgia Weapon Permit). It does however allow the owner to carry a concealed weapon. And to answer the question more directly, a CCW is a permit for Carry of a Concealed Weapon.

    It can be confusing, in VA it is call a CHP, concealed handgun permit, but I think in general anytime some uses any combination of usually 3 letters, it can be assumed that it is some kind of conceal carry permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic View Post
    It can be confusing, in VA it is call a CHP, concealed handgun permit, but I think in general anytime some uses any combination of usually 3 letters, it can be assumed that it is some kind of conceal carry permit.
    Georgia issues neither a "permit" nor a permission slip for the concealing of a firearm.

    Georgia issues a LICENSE granting the holder the privilege to carry a "weapon". Thus a Weapons Carry License. GWL/GWCL

    There are a great many states that do not license the right to carry a firearm openly. Thus those states that require a license/permit for carrying a firearm concealed will issue a license/permit for that activity. Georgia law requires one possess a license anytime a "weapon" is carried outside ones home/vehicle/place of business openly or concealed.

    A "weapon" in Georgia is a handgun or a knife (over 5").

    So, CCL/CCW/HCP/CPL/CHL/CHP are all incorrect in Georgia. There really is a difference.

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