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    Coming to GA next, should I take my weapon?

    I have a current CPL/CCW with the state of Michigan and am traveling to GA next week. I know we have reprocity with GA but need to be updated on the current laws there. Anything weird I should know about? Also, flying down there, so anyone done that before? Flying with Delta, if that matters.

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

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  3. Check out Georgia Gun Laws in Plain English on GeorgiaPacking.org

    Basically, you can carry open or concealed. There is a list of places you can't carry such as schools, jails, government buildings, and "places of worship" (and more). No Guns signs don't carry any legal weight, they can only ask you to leave. You can carry in the airport now (obviously except for the secure areas). The forums on that site are very active and helpful. Some counties are more carry friendly than others, expect to be harassed if you open carry in Cobb County.

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    Well with flying most liners will ask you to place the firearms in a lockable container, keeping the key on you, then you go through baggage check... The ammo can be in your carry on but the guns must be unloaded, as for any weird laws, I haven't heard much about GA so I can't help you on that portion... You can also contact the airline/airport to see their policy on transporting if you need a second opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdmowner615 View Post
    Well with flying most liners will ask you to place the firearms in a lockable container, keeping the key on you, then you go through baggage check... The ammo can be in your carry on but the guns must be unloaded
    Most liners will ask you to do that because it is required by Federal regulations.

    Can't help you with GA laws, but we can cover the flying with firearms laws:

    1. Unloaded gun in a hard sided case with locks that only you have the key/combo to. NO TSA LOCKS!(Against Federal Regulations). I lock the slide back to easily show it is unloaded on xray.
    2. Most airlines allow ammo in the case with the gun. Some airlines require the ammo to be in carry baggage but not in the gun case. Federal regulations are silent. Federal regulations do require proper packaging of the ammo - factory box is the best and will always pass regulations. I had a 20 round factory box of ammo in the corner of my pistol case. I keep magazines unloaded for simplicity.
    3. Go to the baggage counter and tell the counter person that you have an unloaded firearm in your baggage to declare. They may or may not ask you to show them the gun is unloaded. They will give you a declaration tag to sign, and place NEAR the gun case INSIDE your luggage. If the gun case is going by itself, the tag goes inside the gun case.
    4. You may lock your luggage containing the locked gun case if you desire, that lock should be a TSA lock, or TSA will likely cut it off.
    5. The baggage counter person will direct you and/or escort you to a special TSA screening area. They will x-ray your bag and send it on it's way. At no time are you allowed, by Federal Regulation, to give anyone the key/combo to the locks on the gun case. If TSA asks for it, politely refuse and offer to open the lock for them.
    6. Your luggage with the gun in it pops out at the carousal at your destination just like normal luggage. You will probably find a zip tie on your luggage, and a note inside saying that TSA opened and inspected your baggage.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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