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    Are there any plans for "open carry" gatherings (i.e. picnics, road clean up) in the north Georgia area? I have seen some events similar to the ones I mentioned in "YouTube" postings from an organization in New Hampshire. I wondered if anyone down here wanted to meet in person.

    One question - since carrying of firearms is prohibited in "public places" - does that hinder such a meeting?

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    public places are not off limits at all only public gathering like government building, church, political rallies and organized sporting events or anywhere people are gather for a specific function say a public concert in a park.


    welcome to the forum, i suggest you take a few minutes and read the gun laws in plain english here at www.georgiapacking.org

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    ...and join GCO!! - http://www.georgiacarry.org/

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    Already joined GCO

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    You are correct, I misspoke. Point I was trying to convey is that there is a gray area which LEOs may construe to be a "public gathering"... to quote the georgiacarry site, "So basically a public gathering in addition to the 5 defined areas is an event or function that the general public gathers or will gather for. This may be a parade, music event, free contests, presentation speakers, or any other publicized event that the general public can gather for." Therefore, if a group of people who are open carrying "gather" for an event, do we risk being in violation of that statute??? Seems quite iffy.

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    well if the gathering was just invited guests i dont see how it would be public
    but i am not a lawyer:P

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    Excellent point...

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    hammerg26 wrote:
    Are there any plans for "open carry" gatherings (i.e. picnics, road clean up) in the north Georgia area? I have seen some events similar to the ones I mentioned in "YouTube" postings from an organization in New Hampshire. I wondered if anyone down here wanted to meet in person.

    One question - since carrying of firearms is prohibited in "public places" - does that hinder such a meeting?

    Hammer
    I see that someone else is a fan of Ridley Report!

    I'd be interested in such a gathering.

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    Jonas Salk wrote:
    I see that someone else is a fan of Ridley Report!

    I'd be interested in such a gathering.
    Add me to the list of Dave Ridley fans (and most other NH freedom groups). I too would be interested in an open carry event in the area. Maybe after the holidays we can throw something together.

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    Dave Ridley is the MAN!

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    devo1123 wrote:
    Dave Ridley is the MAN!
    I don't know. Is that the guy who likes to prattle on and on with the police, instead of just asking, "Am I free to go?" and going on about his business?

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    yes MP but it makes for good videos

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    Yeah - it makes for great videos.
    Anyone up for getting together - maybe down where the LEOs keep harassing open carry.
    Anyone?

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    hammerg26 wrote:
    Yeah - it makes for great videos.
    Anyone up for getting together - maybe down where the LEOs keep harassing open carry.
    Anyone?
    Where? Glynn County?

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    Yeah, I think that is it...

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    come on down

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