Acebris wrote:Yes it does, in fact, before Zell Miller was govenor (he signed the shall issue CCW law) a GFL only allowed one to open carry.I have a GFL andnormally carry concealed, but there are times whereopen carry wouldbe my preference.
I suppose I'm slightly confused as to whether or not a personholding a GFL is allowed to open carry in Georgia. I've read severalposts here that seem to suggest you need a separate license for open carry, of course I could just be misreadingthose posts.
I know that Georgia law is vauge as to whereopen carry is permissable, butI suppose myquestion is: "Does having a GFL permit me to open carry?"
Zell Miller signed the bill to add CCW to the GFL back in the day because a good friend of his was a border patrol agent in Vermont who told him how New Hampshire had a $10 shall issue permit and how Vermont had no law against carrying. Zell liked the idea and the legislature did to (although GA's law is garbage compared to VT and NH).
In short yes, you can open carry anywhere you can CCW in GA as long as you possess a GFL.