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    East Coast Travel - Conceal Carry

    Hello All,

    OK, here is the deal, I reside in Richmond, VA. I will be traveling through VA, NC, SC, FL and than back the same way. As I understand it, I can carry concealed in those states 24/7 with my VA CHP. Is this correct?

    Like I said, I'm pretty sure I understand it and I am correct, but in this situation, it is better to ask than not.

    So, to repeat, can I carry 24/7 in NC, SC and FL on my VA CHP?

    Thanks ~~ Gunny

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    wolfhunter Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by gunny5821 View Post
    Hello All,

    OK, here is the deal, I reside in Richmond, VA. I will be traveling through VA, NC, SC, FL and than back the same way. As I understand it, I can carry concealed in those states 24/7 with my VA CHP. Is this correct?

    Like I said, I'm pretty sure I understand it and I am correct, but in this situation, it is better to ask than not.

    So, to repeat, can I carry 24/7 in NC, SC and FL on my VA CHP?

    Thanks ~~ Gunny
    You're correct. You can carry in NC, SC, and FL. Don't forget to take proper measures when going through GA.

    Semper Fi.

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    Wolfhunter, Thanks! What is the recommended method for getting through the tad tail of GA? I knwo I can't Carry conceal, but would the glove box work? What are your recommendations if familar with GA?
    Semper Fi,
    GUNNY
    USMC Retired/Disabled

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    wolfhunter Guest
    Gunny,
    I am not really familiar with GA law, just noted that you would be passing through without benefit of a CWP.

    Unless someone can tell us that GA has more lee-way for transporting a firearm, I'm going to point to the Federal regs on interstate transport:
    the firearm is unloaded and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle
    Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

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    gunny, if you look at the top of the pages you will see a tab named 'RESOURCES'. You will find maps that will give you reciprocal info as well as state laws. For your short trip through GA here is the what is required.

    Automobile carry:
    Without a GA or Reciprocal License - fully open to view (such as uncovered in passenger seat, partially sticking out below or beside seat is not allowed). If you are not prohibited from obtaining a firearm carry license, it can be in a closeable compartment like the glove box or center console (map pockets that are not closeable are not acceptable) ith a GA or Reciprocal License - Anywhere in the car.
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    Thanks guys, thats covers all I need to know. Again, Thanks for taking the time!
    Semper Fi,
    GUNNY
    USMC Retired/Disabled

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    I's just put it in the glove compartment or console while in GA. Heck, i can get to mine from the center console quicker than I can with my seatbelt on.

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    For future reference I got a New Hampshire non-resident for going through Georgia.
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good." - George Washington

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    Lightbulb New Georgia Gun Laws

    On June 4, 2010, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed SB 308, which substantially rewrote Georgia's gun laws.

    O.C.G.A. 16-11-126, as rewritten by SB 308, now permits an individual to carry a weapon (handgun or knife) in his or her motor vehicle without a license, regardless of how the weapon is carried. However, based on interpretations of similar language in prior statutes, the vehicle exception only applies literally to the person or persons who own the vehicle. If your name is included on the title & registration, you may carry in a vehicle in Georgia without a license. However, if the car is not yours (e.g., a rental car or if you're driving or riding in someone else's vehicle for which you are not named on the title as a co-owner), the vehicle exception does not apply. Prior Georgia law limited the vehicle exception to individuals who were eligible to obtain a Georgia license, which effectively excluded nonresidents; this requirement for vehicle carry has been repealed.

    Except in a person's home, motor vehicle, or place of business, O.C.G.A. 16-11-126, as rewritten by SB 308, requires a person to have a Georgia weapons license or license from a reciprocal state to carry a handgun unless the handgun is unloaded and enclosed in a case. Thus, do not remove a handgun from your vehicle unless it is unloaded and enclosed in a case or you have a Georgia weapons license or a weapons license from a state with which Georgia has reciprocity.
    James M. "Jim" Mullins, Jr., Esq.
    Attorney, The Law Offices of James M. Mullins, Jr., PLLC
    Founder and Past President, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.

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