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wward31
07-01-2010, 11:07
Is open carry legal in ga if i have a ga. Firearms license?

GreyEclipse
07-01-2010, 13:34
I lived in Georgia for a number of years...just recently moved.
Here, take a look at this...

Summary
Georgia is not a traditional open carry state. However, open carry IS legal with a Georgia permit. It is also worthy of note that you MAY openly carry a firearm without a permit in a motor vehicle.

http://opencarry.org/ga.html

But don't take my word for it or the internet for that matter.
It's best to go and ask your local sheriff. Good luck! :wavey:

Adam5
07-05-2010, 09:00
Yes, your GFL or GWL (if recently issued) does allow for open or concealed carry.

Adam5
07-05-2010, 09:08
http://www.georgiapacking.org/GaCode/?title=16&chapter=11&section=126


(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. Any person having been issued a license to carry a concealed weapon pursuant to Code Section 16-11-129 shall be permitted to carry such weapon, subject to the limitations of this part, in all parks, historic sites, or recreational areas as defined by Code Section 12-3-10 and in all wildlife management areas.

The key words here are highlighted in red. The gun may be concealed, not must or shall be concealed.

Also bear in mind that GA Senate Bill 308, which was signed by Gov. Purdue last month, takes away the language requiring the use of a holster.