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This is a discussion on Traveling through Georgia within the Georgia Discussion and Firearm News forums, part of the Firearms Discussion by State category; Hi I'll be traveling from SC to Fl next weekend. I don't have a permit thats good in Ga. Do ...

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    Hi
    I'll be traveling from SC to Fl next weekend. I don't have a permit thats good in Ga.

    Do I need to lock the gun in the back of the jeep or can I just put it in the glove compartment?

    Thanks
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    The way I read it...you can keep it on you...as long as you don't get out of the car....but someone could correct me...

    16-11-126

    16-11-126.
    (a) A person commits the offense of carrying a concealed weapon when such person knowingly has or carries about his or her person, unless in an open manner and fully exposed to view, any bludgeon, metal knuckles, firearm, knife designed for the purpose of offense and defense, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument of like character outside of his or her home or place of business, except as permitted under this Code section.
    (b) Upon conviction of the offense of carrying a concealed weapon, a person shall be punished as follows:
    (1) For the first offense, he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; and
    (2) For the second offense, and for any subsequent offense, he or she shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned for not less than two years and not more than five years.
    (c) This Code section shall not permit, outside of his or her home, motor vehicle, or place of business, the concealed carrying of a pistol, revolver, or concealable firearm by any person unless that person has on his or her person a valid license issued under Code Section 16-11-129 and the pistol, revolver, or firearm may only be carried in a shoulder holster, waist belt holster, any other holster, hipgrip, or any other similar device, in which event the weapon may be concealed by the personīs clothing, or a handbag, purse, attache case, briefcase, or other closed container. Carrying on the person in a concealed manner other than as provided in this subsection shall not be permitted and shall be a violation of this Code section.
    (d) This Code section shall not forbid the transportation of any firearm by a person who is not among those enumerated as ineligible for a license under Code Section 16-11-129, provided the firearm is enclosed in a case, unloaded, and separated from its ammunition. This Code section shall not forbid any person who is not among those enumerated as ineligible for a license under Code Section 16-11-129 from transporting a loaded firearm in any private passenger motor vehicle in an open manner and fully exposed to view or in the glove compartment, console, or similar compartment of the vehicle; provided, however, that any person in possession of a valid permit issued pursuant to Code Section 16-11-129 may carry a handgun in any location in a motor vehicle.
    (e) On and after October 1, 1996, a person licensed to carry a handgun in any state whose laws recognize and give effect within such state to a license issued pursuant to this part shall be authorized to carry a handgun in this state, but only while the licensee is not a resident of this state; provided, however, that such licenseholder shall carry the handgun in compliance with the laws of this state.

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    My wife and I are spending the weekend in Atlanta Georgia this weekend. I was wondering the same thing. I know that SC and GA do not recognize each others CWP permits which is just peachy. LOL... Do I have to stop before I cross the state line into Georgia and put the weapon in a gun case or can it go into the glove box? When we are at the hotel can I carry the gun case into the hotel and have it in my room? The wording on the law that was quoted earlier is a bit confusing. I want to make sure that I KNOW before I go.

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    Ga. Allows you to keep in your vehicle, glove box or console. Do not place under your seat! Do not leave weapon in your vehicle, put It in your suit case and take to your room. I would stay outside the city, like Marrieta or Peach tree city, south side. Have fun!
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    Ok, so when I cross the state line I need to take it off of my body and put it in the glove box. Thanks

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    Yes, that is my understanding. Ga. Allows you to keep a weapon in your vehicle even if you do not have a Ga. Cc permit. I am not sure if you can keep it on you while in your vehicle. Since I frequent SC, I am considering now out of state Florida cc permit. Fla. honors Ga. Sc, Nc, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddoctor View Post
    Ga. Allows you to keep in your vehicle, glove box or console. Do not place under your seat! Do not leave weapon in your vehicle, put It in your suit case and take to your room. I would stay outside the city, like Marrieta or Peach tree city, south side. Have fun!
    Georgia Code - Crimes and Offenses - Title 16, Section 16-11-126 - Georgia Attorney Resources - Georgia Laws GA law does allow car carry without a permit.

    (c) This Code section shall not permit, outside of his or her home, motor vehicle, or place of business, the concealed carrying of a pistol, revolver, or concealable firearm by any person unless that person has on his or her person a valid license issued under Code Section 16-11-129 and the pistol, revolver, or firearm may only be carried in a shoulder holster, waist belt holster, any other holster, hipgrip, or any other similar device, in which event the weapon may be concealed by the personīs clothing, or a handbag, purse, attache case, briefcase, or other closed container. Carrying on the person in a concealed manner other than as provided in this subsection shall not be permitted and shall be a violation of this Code section.

    Quote Originally Posted by wooddoctor View Post
    Yes, that is my understanding. Ga. Allows you to keep a weapon in your vehicle even if you do not have a Ga. Cc permit. I am not sure if you can keep it on you while in your vehicle. Since I frequent SC, I am considering now out of state Florida cc permit. Fla. honors Ga. Sc, Nc, Va.
    A non-res FL permit will NOT help you in SC. SC only honor resident permits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddoctor View Post
    Yes, that is my understanding. Ga. Allows you to keep a weapon in your vehicle even if you do not have a Ga. Cc permit. I am not sure if you can keep it on you while in your vehicle. Since I frequent SC, I am considering now out of state Florida cc permit. Fla. honors Ga. Sc, Nc, Va.
    If you are looking to get an out of state Florida Permit to carry in SC, I don't think it will work.
    I do not believe SC will honor any non-resident permits.
    We have one A-Hole Republican, Jake Knotts, to be thankful for that law...

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    Quote Originally Posted by melloyello View Post
    If you are looking to get an out of state Florida Permit to carry in SC, I don't think it will work.
    I do not believe SC will honor any non-resident permits.
    We have one A-Hole Republican, Jake Knotts, to be thankful for that law...
    Correct. FL permit won't help in SC. Nothing helps in SC but being a Tax payer. You don't have to live in SC to get a SC permit from what i understand, just own property. A friend and i have considered a group buy - buy an acre and subdivide into as small chunks as the governement will allow just so all the gun folks can "own" a property in SC.... say.. 10x10 feet? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy von Kesselburg View Post
    Correct. FL permit won't help in SC. Nothing helps in SC but being a Tax payer. You don't have to live in SC to get a SC permit from what i understand, just own property. A friend and i have considered a group buy - buy an acre and subdivide into as small chunks as the governement will allow just so all the gun folks can "own" a property in SC.... say.. 10x10 feet? :)
    wait now....FL RESIDENT permit will work in SC, but a FL NON-RESIDENT will not. big difference.
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