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  1. Couple Questions

    If you are carrying concealed, and enter a place (store, etc.), as long as they don't have a sign that says firearms are prohibted, are you good to go? What if they do have a sign somewhere and you don't see it? Are you breaking some law or could they just ask you to leave?

    Also, lets say you were carrying, but need to go to some place where it is illegal to carry, so you take off your holster, put it in your trunk, and strap back up when you return. Is it okay to do that in public as long as you are not actually handling the firearm (it's still in the holster).

    I'm not 21 yet, but plan to carry concealed when I turn 21 in a few months and just want to make sure I know the rules. Although, I'm at college half the year and of course won't be able to have a gun there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteZaHut View Post
    If you are carrying concealed, and enter a place (store, etc.), as long as they don't have a sign that says firearms are prohibted, are you good to go? What if they do have a sign somewhere and you don't see it? Are you breaking some law or could they just ask you to leave?

    Also, lets say you were carrying, but need to go to some place where it is illegal to carry, so you take off your holster, put it in your trunk, and strap back up when you return. Is it okay to do that in public as long as you are not actually handling the firearm (it's still in the holster).

    I'm not 21 yet, but plan to carry concealed when I turn 21 in a few months and just want to make sure I know the rules. Although, I'm at college half the year and of course won't be able to have a gun there.
    You need to research the laws for your particular state. The answer to your questions will vary from state to state.

    Start by clicking "Resurces" above, then select yur state.

  4. A couple months age I went to the Fox Theater in Atlanta. I parked I a parking garage about two blocks away and left my weapon in the car not knowing what to expect entering the theater. I saw a sign no weapons allowed but I had to look real hard to find it. There was no weapon check. Next time I will CC and not worry about it.
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."Frederic Bastia

  5. Ok so it says you can't have a firearm on "Private property when prohibited by the owner of the property, or where posted as prohibited." Does that mean you're breaking the law if the owner does not have it properly posted that firearms are forbidden, and you walk in?

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    You will go over all the laws when you take your concealed carry class. In many states there are specific requirements for valid signs. If they are not posted properly, you probably cannot get into trouble for carrying. But if they see that you are, they'll ask you to leave. No problem, since it's their property.

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    in ga signs carry no weight you can ignore them no laws broken

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark5019 View Post
    in ga signs carry no weight you can ignore them no laws broken
    Private property signs do not make it a violation in Georgia. Carry onto a place where it is prohibited by law with a sign though and you'll be breaking a law. Private property you just have to leave promptly if they ask you to or you'll be guilty of criminal trespass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteZaHut View Post
    Ok so it says you can't have a firearm on "Private property when prohibited by the owner of the property, or where posted as prohibited." Does that mean you're breaking the law if the owner does not have it properly posted that firearms are forbidden, and you walk in?
    Still can't answer any of your questions with validity until you tell us what state you are asking about!

  10. haha sorry about that. It's Virginia. I just can't find anything that specific online. Also, does anyone know about strapping up in public?

  11. Quote Originally Posted by PeteZaHut View Post
    haha sorry about that. It's Virginia. I just can't find anything that specific online. Also, does anyone know about strapping up in public?
    This is what the VA statute says:
    O. The granting of a concealed handgun permit shall not thereby authorize the possession of any handgun or other weapon on property or in places where such possession is otherwise prohibited by law or is prohibited by the owner of private property.

    All that means is that a concealed handgun permit shall not override the rights of property owners to prohibit guns on their property. If private property, such as Wal Mart, is posted with no guns signs (and I know Wal Mart does not post), and you carry past that sign, you have broken NO firearms laws. If however, the management/owner of that porperty asks you to leave and you do not, you are trespassing.

    Strapping up in public is no real issue in VA because open carry is legal in VA, even without a permit. I would not take the gun out of the holster and be fiddling with it in public, though.

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