Braveheart I hope the following will help clarify the sometimes unclear Georgia law:
It is unlawful to carry a handgun or concealable firearm, openly or concealed, on or about one's person without a license to carry.
Exceptions: No license is required:
1. To carry a firearm, openly or concealed, in one's home or place of business.
2. To transport a firearm, unloaded, enclosed in a case and separated from ammunition, provided the possessor is not ineligible to obtain a license to carry.
3. To transport a loaded firearm in a private motor vehicle, provided it is carried in an open manner fully exposed to view, or is in the vehicle's glove compartment, console, or similar compartment.
4. To carry a firearm while hunting or fishing or sport shooting, provided the person so carrying has any necessary hunting or fishing license, and has written permission from the owner of the land on which the activity is being conducted, and provided any handgun is carried in an open and fully exposed manner.
Think of it this way, if you hand carry a handgun item 2 applies. If you transport a handgun in a vehicle item 3 applies.