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    Permit not honered question

    Will be traveling to Ashburn in a month or so Georgia does not honor West Virginia permit, so while traveling in my vehicle what's the proper way to transport my handgun.
    TIA, Tim
    Last edited by Tim S.; 02-13-2011 at 09:43 AM. Reason: spelling

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  3. anywhere

    Anywhere is fine in the car, Georgia law is pretty lax on that. I think they actually prefer it be on your seat.

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    Anywhere in the car, is that loaded or unloaded.

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    GA 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 person´s 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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    WOW! Not really sure how to interpret all that leagleez. Guess I better transport in a case unloaded to be safe.

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    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,
    As long as you are not a bad guy (the enumerated list)....
    you can have it loaded, anywhere in the car... I personally don't like having
    it sitting loose on the seat in the event of an accident - YMMV !
    Just remember to secure it (hide it) if you need to leave your vehicle at some
    point. You certainly don't want it stolen while your are in the QuickTrip
    getting a soda !!

    ..... and I probably don't need to mention this to you BUT...
    DO NOT even consider handling it in the event that you do get stopped
    by the police along the way.
    Life Member GeorgiaCarry.org http://www.GeorgiaCarry.org

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    Thanks for the translation Bruce!

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    Current OCGA 16-11-126 Possession of weapons Permitted.

    We must all be careful when citing state code sections to be sure we're citing the latest version. Those pesky legislators will rewrite things when you're not looking!
    Here's the current version of the Code Section Cited above:

    Official Code of Georgia
    Section 16-11-126 Possession of weapons permitted


    (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.
    (c) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry any handgun provided that it is enclosed in a case and unloaded.
    (d) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun who is eligible for a weapons carry license may transport a handgun or long gun in any private passenger motor vehicle; provided, however, that private property owners or persons in legal control of property through a lease, rental agreement, licensing agreement, contract, or any other agreement to control access to such property shall have the right to forbid possession of a weapon or long gun on their property, except as provided in Code Section 16-11-135.
    (e) Any person licensed to carry a handgun or weapon in any other state whose laws recognize and give effect to a license issued pursuant to this part shall be authorized to carry a weapon in this state, but only while the licensee is not a resident of this state; provided, however, that such licensee shall carry the weapon in compliance with the laws of this state.
    (f) Any person with a valid hunting or fishing license on his or her person, or any person not required by law to have a hunting or fishing license, who is engaged in legal hunting, fishing, or sport shooting when the person has the permission of the owner of the land on which the activities are being conducted may have or carry on his or her person a handgun or long gun without a valid weapons carry license while hunting, fishing, or engaging in sport shooting.
    (g) Notwithstanding Code Sections 12-3-10, 27-3-1.1, 27-3-6, and 16-12-122 through 16-12-127, any person with a valid weapons carry license may carry a weapon in all parks, historic sites, or recreational areas, as such term is defined in Code Section 12-3-10, including all publicly owned buildings located in such parks, historic sites, and recreational areas, in wildlife management areas, and on public transportation; provided, however, that a person shall not carry a handgun into a place where it is prohibited by federal law.
    (h) (1) No person shall carry a weapon without a valid weapons carry license unless he or she meets one of the exceptions to having such license as provided in subsections (a) through (g) of this Code section.
    (2) A person commits the offense of carrying a weapon without a license when he or she violates the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection.
    (i) Upon conviction of the offense of carrying a weapon without a valid weapons carry license, 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 within five years, as measured from the dates of previous arrests for which convictions were obtained to the date of the current arrest for which a conviction is obtained, 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.

    HISTORY: Laws 1837, Cobb's 1851 Digest, pp. 848, 849; Ga. L. 1851-52, p. 269, Sec. 1-3; Code 1863, Sec. 4413; Ga. L. 1865-66, p. 233, Sec. 1, 2; Code 1868, Sec. 4454; Code 1873, Sec. 4527; Ga. L. 1882-83, p. 48, Sec. 1; Code 1882, Sec. 4527; Ga. L. 1898, p. 60, Sec. 1; Penal Code 1895, Sec. 341; Penal Code 1910, Sec. 347; Code 1933, Sec. 26-5101; Code 1933, Sec. 26-2901, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, Sec. 1; Ga. L. 1976, p. 1430, Sec. 1; Ga. L. 1982, p. 3, Sec. 16; Ga. L. 1992, p. 6, Sec. 16; Ga. L. 1996, p. 108, Sec. 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 1153, Sec. 1; Ga. L. 2000, p. 1630, Sec. 3; Ga. L. 2007, p. 47, Sec. 16/SB 103; Ga. L. 2008, p. 533, Sec. 3/SB 366; Ga. L. 2008, p. 1199, Sec. 3/HB 89; Ga. L. 2009, p. 8, Sec. 16/SB 46; Ga. L. 2010, p. 963, Sec. 1-2/SB 308.

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