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  1. #1
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    SC to FL

    Will be leaving SC tomorrow headed to FLA and of course will be going through GA to get there.

    What are the rules for transporting my handgun in GA & FL? I know SC as I live here but not familiar with GA & FL. Thanks & Merry Christmas to everyone!

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    Do you have a conceal permit?
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    Yes, I have a SC CWP and the gun is an LCR.

  5. #4
    Since just passing thru GA....unloaded and in trunk...you'll be good.

    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 44 > § 926A

    § 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms

    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation 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.
    GA code seems to allow the carry in a vehicle even without a reciprocal license

    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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    I got a FLA NON RES CWP because I travel to FLA often and GA does not recognize SC's permit. UNLOAD whilst traveling through GA. It's the safest way. GA will charge you with a felony for carrying a loaded gun through their State. Fla has reciprocity with SC so you should be fine once in Fla to CC.
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  7. #6
    I don't know where these people get their answers. I'm from GA, I now live in SC and shop in GA a lot. Without a permit that covers GA you can have a Gun loaded in you car as long as it is in the open or it can be in the glove box or console. It can not be on you. THAT IS THE LAW Just put Gun Law GA on google, look thru the junk till you see State Law and read it.

  8. #7
    I put gun law Fla on google and saw the file that mentioned police/law. It uses the word incased when telling you how to carry, I carried loaded in my glove box when in FLA. I asked the police while in Fla before permits existed could I carry loaded in glove box and was told yes.

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