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    I've got a Georgia CCW license... whats a GFL? Same thing?

    I carry concealed in my small rural hometown as carrying openly in the Grocery store or HomeDepot, as a doctor if some of my patients see me carrying openly I could be branded a gun nut and this might affect my business.

    So when I'm out of town (still in Georgia), where/when/how may I openly carry?

    What about Florida who reciprocates CCW with Georgia? We're going to Destin this May for a beach vacation.

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    Anywhere you legally carry at all you can open carry. the Georgia Firearms License allows you to carry either open or concealed. Georgia does not have a concealed weapons permit.

    Florida does not allow open carry at all. Your conceal must be deep and good. If it prints or shows you can be charged for brandishing.

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    Hey, I'm new and have a quick question. I've tried to check GPDO, but it seems to still be down.

    From reading your reply, anyone with a GFL can also conceal? From reading in other places, it seems you do have to have a proper holster, but I couldn't figure out if there was a GFL as well as a concealed weapons permit. I'm pretty new to carrying or even owning a gun and want to make sure I'm doing things legally.

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    Hey, I'm new and have a quick question. I've tried to check GPDO, but it seems to still be down.

    From reading your reply, anyone with a GFL can also conceal? From reading in other places, it seems you do have to have a proper holster, but I couldn't figure out if there was a GFL as well as a concealed weapons permit. I'm pretty new to carrying or even owning a gun and want to make sure I'm doing things legally.
    Anyone legally posessing a GFL may conceal or open carry as suits them.
    If concealing your firearm it must be in a holster, bag, hip grip, etc made to carry a firearm.
    The Georgia Firearms License, (GFL) is it - open or concealed.



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    ajcis55 wrote:
    Hey, I'm new and have a quick question. I've tried to check GPDO, but it seems to still be down.

    From reading your reply, anyone with a GFL can also conceal? From reading in other places, it seems you do have to have a proper holster, but I couldn't figure out if there was a GFL as well as a concealed weapons permit. I'm pretty new to carrying or even owning a gun and want to make sure I'm doing things legally.
    There is only one license or permit in Georgia and it is a Georgia Firearms License, GFL, There is no Concealed Carry Permit in Georgia. With a GFL you can carry either openly or concealed. If you carry concealed the weapon must be in a holster or other restraining device such as a grip clip.

    You can-not carry a weapon in your pocket without it being in a holster, the first time you are caught it is a misdemenor but the second time you are caught it is a felony with a possible 5 year prison sentence. Georgia Carry is currently lobbying to have SB-9 voted into law which would remove this restriction. I don't know all the legal stuff but they are just now trying to get thebill introduced.

    Send an email to your Senator and Representive asking them to support SB-9!!!





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    Thanks much for the replies, guys. That's what I figured, but I wanted to make sure. And I will definitely send some emails in support of the new bill.

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    do carry everywhere legal.

    dont carry in off limits places:P

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    LoneOak wrote:
    You can-not carry a weapon in your pocket without it being in a holster, the first time you are caught it is a misdemenor but the second time you are caught it is a felony with a possible 5 year prison sentence....
    That is only if it is concealed. For instance, if you stick a full-sized pistol in the pocket such that the handle is sticking out such that everyone could tell that its a pistol, then that would be okay because according to Stockdale v. State (32 Ga. 225, 1861):

    A pistol carried by a man with no effort to conceal it; with the barrel inserted beneath the pantaloons in front, whilst the man's coat was unbuttoned, and the man had on no vest at the time; that the cock, cylinder, and caps of the pistol could be plainly and distinctly seen, and any person could know that it was a pistol, without any difficulty, is not concealed.

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    Peacemaker wrote:
    LoneOak wrote:
    You can-not carry a weapon in your pocket without it being in a holster, the first time you are caught it is a misdemenor but the second time you are caught it is a felony with a possible 5 year prison sentence....
    That is only if it is concealed. For instance, if you stick a full-sized pistol in the pocket such that the handle is sticking out such that everyone could tell that its a pistol, then that would be okay because according to Stockdale v. State (32 Ga. 225, 1861):

    A pistol carried by a man with no effort to conceal it; with the barrel inserted beneath the pantaloons in front, whilst the man's coat was unbuttoned, and the man had on no vest at the time; that the cock, cylinder, and caps of the pistol could be plainly and distinctly seen, and any person could know that it was a pistol, without any difficulty, is not concealed.
    I predict you are going to see this issue arise in case law again soon.

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    Check out georgiapacking.org for some really good weapon laws in "plain english".

    Along with AG opinions and more. Check out Ga code 16-11-130 and tell all the firearms literateservices members you know, cause they have the same carry rights asLE. :celebrate

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