I am a sales rep who will be traveling from my home state (WA) to TX with my pistol. TX recognizes WA CPL (Concealed Pistol License) where as GA does not. When I am done with TX, I will be flying to GA for about 1.5 weeks, then fly back to WA.
From my research, when I arrive in GA, I must have the firearm, locked, unloaded and kept in the trunk of my rental car while I am driving around the state of GA(If the rental car company allows this). I can legally have the firearm loaded and on my body while in my hotel room (if the hotel does not have any rules against this), but can not step foot into the public.
I do not see any rules that prohibits me from driving around the state of GA with an unloaded, locked firearm in my suitcase in the trunk.
Is there anything I'm missing here?
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In GA, you do not need permission from the rental car company or the hotel to carry where legal.
Also, in GA you may carry (loaded, unloaded, CC, OC anywhere in the vehicle) in YOUR motor vehicle. Just stay off school grounds. There is no case law or written definition of "YOUR" but I personally would consider a rental car "MINE" during the term of the rental. The same statute that covers you in your hotel room also covers you in your car.
(a) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry on his or her person a weapon or long gun on his or her property or inside his or her home, motor vehicle, or place of business without a valid weapons carry license.
Just dont leave it in the hotel room. A whole new can of worms dealing with cleaning crews that like to calll cops
So look like I should have no legal trouble flying into GA with my firearm as long as I don't carry it around in public and keep it in the car while driving around GA visiting accounts?
Not that the law says you can carry in HIS/Her car it does not say you can carry in a car owned by someone else.....i believe the time period for getting a non resident PA license is over without appearing in person...it was only 26$ and you could have carried in GA on your person with it
Last edited by rmodel65; 05-10-2011 at 12:33 PM.
A Man is Lawfully in Possession of Property when such Property has been Leased, Let, or Rented to Him.
Hence, once The Property aforesaid is such that the above Sentence is Applicable, The Man so in Question can 'Full-Well' be Deemed to be The Lawful Custodian of such Property.
Under Georgia Law 16-11-126(a), such Conduct of Carrying a Firearm on such Property would be a Lawful Exception to First needing to Obtain a Georgia Weapons Carry License, while a Person goes about Their Business on such Leased, Let, or Rented Property.
Furthermore, The United States Supreme Court Affirmed The Concept of ANY Law-abiding American to Own and have an Operable Firearm where They Live, whereever that may be, for Self-Defense.
Anything to The Contrary would Breach The Covenant between A Man who Lawfully Acquires The Property of another Man, through such Letting, Leasing, or Renting of aforesaid Property.