I'll be moving to Georgia in October for about 7 months. I was curious as to what the law is in Georgia regarding a loaded long gun in the vehicle. Could it be concealed in the vehicle or does it have to remain in the open?
Having or carrying handguns, long guns, or other weapons; license requirement; exceptions for homes, motor vehicles, and other locations and conditions; penalties for violations
(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.
(b) 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 long gun without a valid weapons carry license, provided that if the long gun is loaded, it shall only be carried in an open and fully exposed manner.
Sorry, allow me to expound a bit.
Inside your house, car, RV, houseboat, business, etc, the manner of carrying a pistol or rifle is entirely up to you. I would even recommend carrying inside a nondescript bag so as to not attract unwanted criminal attention.
It's only Outside your house, car, etc, AND carrying loaded AND carrying WITHOUT a weapons license that you must carry openly and unconcealed. IF you have a weapons license you can carry a rifle loaded and concealed, ( and if it's a pistol it must be unloaded and encased (if no weapons license.))
I carry my long guns in a sports bag that I got at a second hand sporting goods shop.
Thank you for clarifying. Sorry for my confusion I actually did try to look up the law and google the answer, but what I was finding was conflicting. If I did keep it in my car I'd definitely want it to in some sort of discreet bag. Georgia's laws seems so much better than MI's other than you can't OC in the pistol free zones, but no place is perfect.
What I mean is in Michigan many places where it's illegal to carry a concealed firearm with a CPL it's legal to open carry. Places like schools, churches (legal with church permission), day care facilities, sports stadiums, bars/taverns, are all "pistol free zones" if you're carrying concealed. If you have a CPL you can open carry in all those places.what do you mean " you can't OC in the pistol free zones,"?