Hello gentlemen. I'm flying to Atlanta on business in a couple of months so I've been trying to do my homework about my carry options. I've never traveled to Georgia before. The Georgia statutes are a tad difficult to get a clear picture. I'd sure appreciate some pointers, advice, cautions, etc.
I have an Arizona CCW. My understanding is that AZ now has reciprocity with GA. Am I correct in understanding that I can carry concealed or open in Georgia with my AZ CCW? Are there any hotel restrictions? I assume I can't carry in the hotel bar.
If stopped are you required to show your license to the LEO or must he request to see it?
Common places that are allowed are general shopping areas, sight seeing, museums?
Any problems in the airport as long as my firearm is boxed and meets FAA requirements?
Thank you in advance for any advice. I don't want to get in trouble but I don't want to be unarmed either.
When is "a couple of months?" Depending on the Governor's signature, the laws may be very different on July 1 than they are now.
For example, State Parks, mass transit, and restaurants that serve alcohol are all off limits, but will not be come July 1, pending the Governor's approval.
Has everybody reading this called the Governor?
It takes only 30 seconds! Ask him to sign HB 89.
In answer to your questions
No requirementto show license to an LEO (even upon request).
Common areas depend upon whether there is a particular function occurring, whether alcohol is sold for consumption, and whether the building is publicly or privately owned.
No problems in airport in the situation you describe.
Bring your gun! Just study up on the laws here first. Georgia has more places off limits to carrying a firearm than any other state in the nation that actually permits carry of a firearm.
Georgia Gun Laws: http://www.georgiapacking.org/law.php